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Indigenous Culture Week: ASU Indigenous Student orgs

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries, including the Akimel O’odham & Pee Posh Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of the Salt River Valley allows us to be here today.

Indigenous Culture Week is a great way to find opportunities on how to be more involved in the Indigenous community here at ASU and student organizations are a perfect way for that. These short video clips are of the incredible Indigenous Student organizations that continue to lead, inspire, educate, advocate and motivate. We highly encourage everyone to check them out and get involved. 

ASU Indigenous Student Organizations

Alliance of Indigenous Peoples Coalition - The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples (AIP), originally the American Indian Council, is a coalition/student organization that aims to advocate for and amplify the Indigenous student voice (on-campus and online) at Arizona State University (ASU). This coalition is one of seven coalitions at ASU that make up the Council of Coalitions (also known as the COC) who represent marginalized and minoritized communities, and each of these coalitions follow the student-led, staff-supported model. The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples facilitates and supports all American Indian organizations on campus. Currently, there are twelve American Indian organizations. The student organizations include: Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. (APiO), American Indian Graduate Student Association (AIGSA), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), American Indian Student Workers Association (AISWA), Barrett Indigenous Culture Association (BICA), Construction In Indian Country Student Organization (CIICSO), Mr. and Miss Indian Arizona State University Royal Court, Nations Movement, Native American Business Organization (NABO), Native American Law Students Association (NALSA), Native Americans for Academics, Success and Unity (NAASU), and One Native Nation (ONN). 

Instagram: @asu.aip Facebook: @ASU Alliance of Indigenous Peoples

 

 

Mr. / Miss Indigenous ASU - These ambassadors are dedicated to building stronger connections and interactions with the student body at ASU. While also creating an inclusive and accepting environment for the ASU Indigenous community. They are committed to promoting education, leadership, and cultural awareness and also promote higher education throughout the nation and tribal communities. We strive to bring awareness to the voices of all students of Indigenous Identity at Arizona State University, and thereby inform university administration about the authentic experiences and available resources within all campuses and virtually. 

Instagram: @MMIASU Facebook: @Mr and Miss Indian ASU 

 

IndiGenius IndiGenius is a Native American student organization focused on educating about and uplifting the Native American community. We focus on community involvement through volunteering and bringing awareness to current issues affecting Indigenous people. IndiGenius is also partnered with Dreamcatchers as a chapter where we promote volunteerism with hospices nearby. If you have questions or want to get connected, please email us at indigeniusorg@gmail.com or visit one of our social media pages. 

Instagram: @indiGenius  Facebook: @indiGeniusASUWest 

 

Indigenous Wellness Alliance - The Indigenous Wellness Alliance provides a strong community and establishes networks among Indigenous students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the general public. It is our goal to promote and support students interested in health-related careers. By planning and integrating school and community activities, we will stimulate healthy lifestyles, cultural awareness, highlight health/healthcare disparities, and provide social growth of the Indigenous students at ASU. 

Instagram: @iwa.asu Facebook: @Indigenous Wellness Alliance 

 

Voices of O'odham Students at ASU - Voices of O’odham Students at ASU (VOSA) was created to provide a unified forum for inter-university dialogue, to organize student involvement, and to endorse and administer services, resources, and programs that benefit the O’odham students of Arizona State University. To utilize and emphasize our purpose, we strive to promote mentorship, culture, community, education, and advocacy. Within our values, we endeavor for higher education, decolonization and indigenization of education, representation building, and highlighting the presence of O’odham students 

Instagram: @vosa.asu Facebook: @vosa.asu 

 

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc -  The mission of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc. is to create a strong sisterhood that will serve as a support for college women in today's society. The sisterhood shall support its members in their individual journeys towards a balanced life. The Alpha Pi Omega woman will always strive for greater scholarship, honesty, leadership, service, and personal integrity. The Sorority will work to preserve our Native American traditions, for through celebration and practice of our cultural and spiritual heritage, we become one with each other. 

Instagram: @apio.iota  Facebook: Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, inc - lota Chapter

 

American Indian Social Work Student Association - The American Indian Social Work Student Association of Arizona State University was formed to increase student involvement in our American Indian community with the vision to enhance communication and cooperation of all segments of the social work community, ASU, and American Indian communities locally and nationally. 

Instagram: @aiswsa Facebook: @ASU American Indian Social Work Student Association

 

MECHA - Raising the consciousness of our people by empowering our culture through awareness. MECHA fosters leadership skills, networking and community service. Recruitment is open all year. 

Instagram: @mechadeasu  

 

American Indian Graduate Student Association - The American Indian Graduate Association (AIGSA) aspires to serve a critical role in promoting the professional development and cultural awareness of its graduate and undergraduate members in a collective, inclusive, and social environment at all four campuses. By fostering an atmosphere that promotes intellectual engagement, academic support, and a social network we hope to cultivate future leaders with a collective version focused on highlighting Indigenous concerns on a local, national, and international scale at Arizona State University. 

Instagram: @asu.aigsa.asu Facebook: @American Indian Graduate Association

 

Native American Law Students Association - The Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) at ASU College of Law is a large and active group of Native and non-Native law students. NALSA is committed to promoting the understanding of Native American cultures and legal issues affecting indigenous people. NALSA organizes community service activities, social activities, and mentorships. The student mentorships provide incoming students with academic support, advice and friendship.

Instagram: @asu.nalsa 

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