Marta Lu Clifford (Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde)
Department: Native American and Indigenous Studies, NAIS ARC
Official Title: Elder-in-Residence, Faculty
Why you're part of the NAIS advisory committee: To support Indigenous students and provide a safe place for them to grow, learn and be a part of Community. To continue to be an advocate for the students in the Indigenous community at UO, to make sure they are safe and taken care of. I want the students to have the extra support. I want the students to know they have an Elder they can go to.
What you like to do outside of work: Read, write poetry and stories, sit in my front yard and watch my flowers grow, spend time with my family, walk along the river (any river), take people on Kalapuya Talking Stones tours, spend time with my dog, and going to coffee and lunch with my daughter.