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PYEC Presents: Cultural Protocol Conversation

August 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

PYEC Presents: Cultural Protocol Conversation

Ever wonder the best way to honor the host people of the land at your gatherings? Want to learn about what local tribal leaders say about land acknowledgments? Or what is the best way to honor Native American cultures and peoples?

Join us for a conversation with local Native American leaders as we discuss Cultural Protocol. For thousands of year our community has established codes of behavior that honors the land and those who live on it. We were raised with lessons about how to introduce yourself, how to honor someone, how to honor our elders, and how to honor the land. This is even seen when the canoe families ask permission from local tribes to come ashore before landing or presenting gifts to someone at an honoring ceremony.

Today many institutions honor the host people of the land with a simple land acknowledgment, which is having someone read a statement before each gathering that acknowledges the history of the land they are gathering on and the people who historically lived there. Make plans to join us in this conversation and learn about how you can honor the host people of the land.

Any questions? Contact JR Lilly at 503.288.8177 ext. 308 or jrlilly@nayapdx.org.

Portland Youth and Elders Council is a grassroots advocacy group housed at NAYA Family Center, and is open to everyone interested in building a strong civic connection with the local Native American community. Our mission is to strengthen the quality of life for the Portland American Indian and Alaska Native Community by encouraging local leadership, community development, and the practice of culture, values, and traditions.

The purpose of these gathering are:
-Unity: Bring Native American community, families, and organizations together.
-Cross-generational conversation: strengthen ties between youth, adults, and Elders.
-Advocacy: Making Native American issues a priority in our community.
-Learning: Sharing and passing on tradition and history.


August 20, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


JR Lilly
(503) 288-8177 x 308


NAYA Family Center
5135 NE Columbia BLVD
Portland, OR 97218 United States
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