Performance Works Northwest acknowledges that our studio and performance space rests on the traditional lands of the Chinook, Clackamas and Cowlitz. What we now call Portland, Oregon and Multnomah County are the ancestral lands of the Multnomah, Wasco, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Cowlitz bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many other Tribes who made their homes along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers.
We are here because this land was occupied, and its traditional people were displaced by colonists and settlers. As settlers and/or guests, we recognize the strong and diverse Native communities in our region today, which include 70,000 members from Tribes both local and distant, and offer respect and gratitude for their stewardship of these lands since time immemorial.
Please take the opportunity to support any or all of the following:
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NCAF)
Red Lodge Transition Service
Do you want to learn more about the land you live on or are visiting? This Native Land Map by Native Land Digital, a Canadian not-for-profit organization, is a great start.
Equity & Inclusion
At Performance Works Northwest, we are committed to equity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including artist selection, audience development, programming, recruitment of staff and volunteers and the composition of the Board of Directors. All qualified artists, contractors, staff and volunteers receive consideration for involvement without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.