About First Peoples
First Peoples at Evergreen describe people of racial and ethnic backgrounds usually referred to in the United States as "people of color."
In 1986, Evergreen students, staff and faculty gathered together and chose the name First Peoples in recognition of our unique indigenous heritages. We are African Americans, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and Chicanos/Latinos.
What's it really like to be a First Peoples student at Evergreen? There's a lot to learn and experience, for a while it can seem overwhelming or bewildering. Some new students jump right in and participate in social or political activities sponsored by student organizations. Others wait, watch and test the waters.
We believe there is room for all First Peoples to succeed at Evergreen.