Land Acknowledgement + Equity

Land Acknowledgement
Performance Works NorthWest acknowledges that our studio and performance space rests on the unceded lands of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, specifically on the lands of the Clackamas and Cowlitz peoples. 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 on this land because of the forced removal of its traditional peoples by colonists and settlers. As settlers and/or guests, we recognize the strong and diverse Native communities in our region today, from Tribes both local and distant, and offer respect and gratitude for their stewardship of these lands—past, present and future.

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.

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