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  • Jaime Pinkham Introduction Slide

    Field Notes

    The Great Change

    In June 2016, Jaime Pinkham (Nez Perce member and Senior Adviser at the Native Governance Center) spoke to members of the Kitchen Table Democracy board and the University Network for Collaborative Governance as we gathered together in Portland, Oregon.

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  • Kitchen Table Gathering

    Field Notes

    Begin at the Kitchen Table

    The great Native American poet Joy Harjo writes: The world begins at a kitchen table, and then goes on to describe all that happens there:

    The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on.

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  • Field Notes

    Cultivating Collaborative Intelligence

    An underlying assumption behind the phrase “kitchen table democracy” is that our regular democracy is not working; that we have lost our ability, to sit down together and work things out for the common good.

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  • PSU College of Urban and Public Affairs

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    Leveraging University / Community Engagement

    In Summer 2015, Portland State University's Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs (and Kitchen Table Democracy Board member) Dr. Stephen Percy sat down to talk with Metroscape, a publication from PSU's Institute for Metropolitan Studies, about how the university is a "collaborative open space".

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