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Native DuckFund is Live! Click, Contribute, and Share Today!!!


It is with great pleasure that we announce that the Native Duck Fund crowdsourcing campaign is now live!

The Native Duck Fund is a professional development fund for Native Image result for University of Oregon Native DuckAmerican students at the University of Oregon. Students have access to various financial aid programs to help cover tuition, fees, and cost of living while attending the University of Oregon, but they often encounter financial roadblocks to professional development opportunities, such as conferences, academic competitions, and other meritorious work that would significantly enhance their career goals. Because Native American poverty rates are nearly double the poverty rate of the general US population, expenses such as conference fees and travel costs for research or internship opportunities often prove prohibitive for students to overcome. This fund would support Native students seeking to develop a career in any field by assisting with the cost of supplies, equipment, and travel related expenses to attend and compete in academic competitions.

While we are already over halfway to our goal of $10,000 goal, we encourage you to click on the link, contribute, and share this announcement widely across all your networks and social media. Links to share on Facebook and Twitter are available on the website:

Please consider making a donation to support Native American students!  Nkena!

With warm regards,

Brian Klopotek and Jason Younker

Co-Directors of the Native Duck Fund


Brian Klopotek

Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies

Native American Studies minor, program director


Jason Younker

Assistant Vice President

Advisor to the President on Tribal Sovereignty and Government-to-Government Relations


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