|Inter-Tribal Student Association (ITSA)||
Financial Aid Counselor, Marilyn Daw, of the Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance program will visit the area this week: Tuesday, April 12 from 8AM to Noon, UVU Multicultural Center Rm WB146; 1:30 to 5:00 PM, BYU, Wilkinson Student Center Rm 1080; Wednesday, April 13, UofU 8AM to Noon; and, SLCC, South City Campus, 1575 S. State St, South End of East Foyer from 1:30 5:00 PM.
With our continued theme, "Sustaining Our Culture," we continue our long tradition of supporting our American Indian students by honoring their contribution to the University and community. The powwow also brings awareness to the needs and concerns of American Indian students in the larger University structure who strive to maintain their cultural identity through student involvement and social gatherings. Moreover, the powwow provides an opportunity for the community to learn about the history and culture of American Indians through our Head Staff who will provide history, significance, and powwow etiquette throughout the various powwow songs and dances. Overall, this is an excellent opportunity for the community, faculty, students, and families to come together and unite in song and dance and it is our hope that all attendees will leave with a better understanding and appreciation of American Indian culture and tradition. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
$5.00 General Admission. (Students with ID, Seniors, and children under 3 years of age are free).
The American Indian Woman Scholar serves as an ambassador and represents the American Indian student population at the University of Utah at various functions and gatherings throughout the academic year. This includes conferences, workshops, powwows, tribal ceremonies, celebrations, parades, school visitations, special appearances, various socials, and a variety of University of Utah affiliated events. The American Indian Scholar also serves as a role model and mentor for peers and fellow colleagues. If you are interested in participating, applications are due Tuesday, April 5, 2011 by 5:00 pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Otherwise, if you are interested in attending this event please RSVP to email@example.com.
The American Indian Studies Program Presents Charlene Teters on April 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm in the Union Ballroom
Charlene Teters, (Spokane), is a professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico recognized for her activism and art. As a founding Board Member of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media, her activist-career began with a vigorous dispute with the University of Illinois over their use of a stereotyped image of an American Indian for the school’s sports mascot. She picketed sports events and launched a national debate about the appropriateness of this practice by sports and media.
Areas of Law: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Tribal Land, Family Claim issues, Consumer issues, Landlord Tenant, etc.
When: 4th Monday of every month
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm: Walk-ins will be taken from 5 pm – 6 pm only
Location: Indian Walk-In Center (Appointments taken for this clinic at: 801-486-4877)
120 West 1300 South in Salt Lake City, Utah
Our general ITSA meeting scheduled for Friday, February 25, 2011 will be held in conjunction with the American Indian Graduate Student Support Group Presentation: Indigineous Methodology, Epistemology and Ontology in the Academy to be held in Union Building Room 319 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.
For our ITSA social this month we will be attending the Sundance Film Festival screening of GRAB @ 3:00 pm at the Tower Theatre. For those who would like to carpool please plan on meeting at the AIRC at 2:00 pm today.
Our next ITSA meeting will be held on Friday, January 21, 2011 at @ 2:00 pm at the AIRC. First item on the Agenda is to nominate and vote for a new Treasurer. Second item on the Agenda is to nominate Head Staff for the Powwow. Next, if you are interested in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) please forward your contact information to AISES President Danielle Shirley at firstname.lastname@example.org. We anticipate AISES and ITSA will be meeting at the same time. Also, if you are a graduate student and interested in joining the American Indian Graduate Student Support Group please contact Angela Brown at email@example.com.