The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded on October 11, 1890. Objectives: Historical - to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; Educational - to carry out the injunction of Washington in his farewell address to the American people, "to promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge, thus developing an enlightened public opinionů " and Patriotic - to cherish, maintain and extend the institutions of American freedom, to foster true patriotism and love of country, and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty. Nearly 786,000 members have joined the NSDAR since it was founded. There are now over 170,000 members in chapters in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Mexico and Japan. The National Headquarters covers a full city block of buildings, a short distance from the White House. The American Indians Committee, established as a sub-committee in 1936 and a national committee in 1941, is authorized to provide financial and educational assistance to Native American youth and to alert the members of the National Society to these needs. Chemawa Indian School is one of two schools nationwide supported by the National DAR Association. DAR members provide financial assistance, scholarships, and material goods to Chemawa and our students. If you are interested in providing assitance to Chemawa students you can follow the link below to view our list of needs.
Thank you to the Daughters of the American Revolution for supporting Chemawa students at Christmas!
Chemawa Indian School
Attn: Carole John
3700 Chemawa Road NE
Salem, OR 97305
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In the early 2000s, the Chemawa-Willamette Partnership was set in motion by an active class of Native Willamette students. They reestablished the annual pow wow, created a student organization and reached out to nearby Native communities, including Chemawa Indian School. Student leaders established trust and built relationships with Chemawa students by regularly tutoring and being involved with the school community. In the fall of 2005, the official partnership program began, based upon the plan for Chemawa to transition to a more college focused curriculum. Willamette offers a interdisciplinary course in which Willamette students enroll either for or without credit. This course is a service learning course that introduces students to the history of and contemporary challenges in American Indian education. Involved students attend a weekly class and commit to tutoring at Chemawa one evening each week. Students also volunteer time to various academic and social activities between Willamette and Chemawa campuses.
Participants in the program, along with Chemawa students and staff, are continually teaching and learning from one another, connecting life experiences in many forms.
Chemawa Indian Health Center, founded in 1979, is located adjacent to the Chemawa campus and provides for the health and wellness needs of the students. The administration and providers at Chemawa's IHS focuses on the Chemawa student, making sure that there health and wellness needs are taken care of while at school. A comprehensive wrap around program between Chemawa and the Behavior Health Service provides an integrated system framework to address student counseling and mental health needs. By assessing each student and providing support systems both in and outside of the classroom, students have a greater opportunity to focus on the education that they are here to receive. For more information on this comprehensive program of support - please contact Ryan Cox at extension 1244.