4J Natives Program

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Oregon’s Native American students largely struggle to keep pace with their non-Indian peers.  Graduation rates and attendance are low, while dropouts are high. In this months’ segment for the series, “Native Voices of Oregon” KLCC’s Brian Bull talks to Indian educators about the challenges their students face, and what’s being done to brighten their prospects.

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For the first time in its 45-year history, the 4-J School District’s NATIVES program has started work on a totem pole.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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Local Native Americans held resetting ceremonies for two renovated totem poles for the City of Eugene Saturday.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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The status of a Native American program for regional K-12 students is uncertain, following President Trump’s latest budget plan. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Today, while many other American communities are observing Columbus Day, Eugene is joining several other Pacific Northwest cities in recognizing the second Monday of October as “Indigenous Peoples Day”.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

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On Friday Eugene elementary school students got hands on experience creating a totem pole. Kids at the Ridgeline Montessori School teamed up with a local woodworker and the 4J School District Natives program for the project.