Native American Student Association at Grand Valley State University

Native American Student Association at Grand Valley State University Native American Student Association at Grand Valley State University
Winter 2018 President: Ashley Jacobs Vice President: Mackenzie Knutsen Advisor: Tonisha Begay, Erica Bringedahl Weekly student meetings: Monday at 7pm in KC (message us for location) 1st and 3rd meetings: planning meetings 2nd and 4th: culture and activism meetings

We are a Registered Student Organization at Grand Valley State University. We are dedicated to promoting Native American/Indigenous cultural awareness across the Allendale campus and surrounding community, as well as bringing attention to important broader Native American social issues. We are proud to have a diverse membership of both Native American and non-Native students. Our organization is open to both undergrad and graduate students as well as GVSU faculty/staff.

Mission: The Grand Valley Native American Student Association exists to engage the campus and Greater Grand Rapids community by providing programs that share and educate others about the Native American culture. We wish to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere in which students, faculty, staff, and visitors may convene to discuss traditions, beliefs, and viewpoints and to give Native American students a voice and a presence on the GVSU campus.

Native American Student Association at Grand Valley State University's cover photo
07/09/2019

Native American Student Association at Grand Valley State University's cover photo

Five members of the Native American Student Association have landed in Orlando, Florida for the United Indian Tribal You...
07/03/2019

Five members of the Native American Student Association have landed in Orlando, Florida for the United Indian Tribal Youth conference. We would like to thank GVSU Inclusion and Equity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Student Senate for sponsoring and supporting this trip. Also, chi miigwetch to fellow NASA member Mackenzie Knutsen for planning the trip.

NASA's trip to the Ziibiwing Center in mount pleasant! We learned so much about our history and culture, miigwetch (than...
04/13/2019

NASA's trip to the Ziibiwing Center in mount pleasant! We learned so much about our history and culture, miigwetch (thank you) to our supporters for making it possible for us to go!❤

Chi-Migwetch (Thank you) Becky Wilson Matthews, Kristy Shananaquet and Patricia Ives Rader for teaching us how to bead e...
04/10/2019

Chi-Migwetch (Thank you) Becky Wilson Matthews, Kristy Shananaquet and Patricia Ives Rader for teaching us how to bead earrings! Such a great activity 😄

You can still sign up to be a volunteer!
04/04/2019
Powwow Volunteering Form

You can still sign up to be a volunteer!

The Grand Valley State University All Walks of Life Powwow is April 6th from 10am to 8pm. There is going to be light refreshments and snacks provided all day for volunteers. Also, there is a feast from 4pm to 5pm that is open to everyone.

If you can’t buy a shirt and still want memorabilia we have buttons!!!
04/04/2019

If you can’t buy a shirt and still want memorabilia we have buttons!!!

Looking for a great volunteering and learning experience? Register to volunteer at Grand Valley State University All Wal...
03/29/2019
Powwow Volunteering Form

Looking for a great volunteering and learning experience? Register to volunteer at Grand Valley State University All Walks of Life Powwow on April 6th from 10am to 8pm. We are in need of help throughout the day and all are welcome to volunteer regardless of powwow experience. https://goo.gl/forms/Dum1YNm4ZbPZwTSG3

The Grand Valley State University All Walks of Life Powwow is April 6th from 10am to 8pm. There is going to be light refreshments and snacks provided all day for volunteers. Also, there is a feast from 4pm to 5pm that is open to everyone.

Check out our new shirts for this years Pow Wow and last years! Come to the 21st annual Pow Wow and buy one! All proceed...
03/26/2019

Check out our new shirts for this years Pow Wow and last years! Come to the 21st annual Pow Wow and buy one! All proceeds go to Grand Valley’s Native American Student Association.

We will be beading tonight in the Kirkhof Center Room 1247 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm with the wonderful Alicia Timmer. All a...
03/26/2019

We will be beading tonight in the Kirkhof Center Room 1247 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm with the wonderful Alicia Timmer. All are welcome regardless of beading knowledge.

The Grand Valley State University All Walks of Life Powwow is April 6th from 10am to 8pm. We are in need of volunteers t...
03/17/2019
Powwow Volunteering Form

The Grand Valley State University All Walks of Life Powwow is April 6th from 10am to 8pm. We are in need of volunteers throughout the day and it is a great learning experience. https://goo.gl/forms/Dum1YNm4ZbPZwTSG3

The Grand Valley State University All Walks of Life Powwow is April 6th from 10am to 8pm. There is going to be light refreshments and snacks provided all day for volunteers. Also, there is a feast from 4pm to 5pm that is open to everyone.

Thank you to Mister Car Wash, McDonald’s, The Great Escape Room, and Kewadin Casinos for your amazing donations to our...
03/14/2019

Thank you to Mister Car Wash, McDonald’s, The Great Escape Room, and Kewadin Casinos for your amazing donations to our silent auction!!!!!!

Sugar Island Powwow
03/08/2019

Sugar Island Powwow

Aaniin Boozhoo friends and family of Sugar Island Powwow! Check out our save the date flyer! We are gearing up for another great powwow and will have the official flyer out next month! Until then, enjoy this beautiful save the date!

03/07/2019

Thank you so much to Gordon’s Food Service and Little Traverse Bay Band for your generous donations!

If you have time March 23 and 24 go to CMU and attend their Pow Wow!
03/07/2019

If you have time March 23 and 24 go to CMU and attend their Pow Wow!

Thank you to The Whitecaps Community Foundation for your donation and support to our annual Pow Wow.
03/07/2019

Thank you to The Whitecaps Community Foundation for your donation and support to our annual Pow Wow.

Thank you to the Grand Rapids Griffins team for your donation and support to our 21st annual Pow Wow.
03/07/2019

Thank you to the Grand Rapids Griffins team for your donation and support to our 21st annual Pow Wow.

Thank you to the Little River Casino Resort for your donation and support to our 21st annual Pow Wow.
03/07/2019

Thank you to the Little River Casino Resort for your donation and support to our 21st annual Pow Wow.

Thank you to the Gerald R. Presidential Museum for your support and donation to our annual Pow Wow!
03/07/2019

Thank you to the Gerald R. Presidential Museum for your support and donation to our annual Pow Wow!

Thank you to the Four Winds Casino for your donation and support to our 21st annual Pow Wow!
03/07/2019

Thank you to the Four Winds Casino for your donation and support to our 21st annual Pow Wow!

Thank you Performance Plus Quick Lube for the gift cards and support for our annual Pow Wow.
03/07/2019

Thank you Performance Plus Quick Lube for the gift cards and support for our annual Pow Wow.

Thank you Z’s for your support and donation to our annual Pow Wow!
03/07/2019

Thank you Z’s for your support and donation to our annual Pow Wow!

Thank you Grand Rapids Art Museum for the donation to the Pow Wow!
02/21/2019

Thank you Grand Rapids Art Museum for the donation to the Pow Wow!

Thank you Grand Rapids Public Museum for your donation for the Pow Wow!
02/21/2019

Thank you Grand Rapids Public Museum for your donation for the Pow Wow!

Thank you Rebouderz, the indoor trampoline arena, for your donation to the silent auction for the Pow Wow!
02/21/2019

Thank you Rebouderz, the indoor trampoline arena, for your donation to the silent auction for the Pow Wow!

01/11/2019

Come join us at Campus Life Night 2.0 in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room tonight from 6pm-8pm 🐢 🐻 🦅 🦌 🍪

Join us today to hear two-spirit scholar/activist Qwo-li Driskill talk about liberation, activism and queer identity in ...
11/19/2018
Fall 2018 Professionals of Color Lecture Series: Transgender Day of Remembrance with Qwo-Li Driskill - Events - Multicultural Affairs - Grand Valley State University

Join us today to hear two-spirit scholar/activist Qwo-li Driskill talk about liberation, activism and queer identity in academia from 4-5pm in 2204 KC.

https://www.gvsu.edu/oma/module-events-view.htm?siteModuleId=ECD5DAEF-098D-8097-49FFF0F2D1A0F3C9&eventId=DB200C5D-96A7-1A8A-02D4B1A93DA00F48

Cherokee poet, scholar, and activist Qwo-Li Driskill was raised in rural Colorado. Driskill earned a BA from the University of Northern Colorado, an MA from Antioch University Seattle, and a PhD from Michigan State University. Driskill’s poetry engages themes of inheritance and healing, and is roo...

Hey all, please spread the word and contact Rhonda Loonsfoot or Angelo Franci for more information!
11/13/2018

Hey all, please spread the word and contact Rhonda Loonsfoot or Angelo Franci for more information!

Office of Multicultural Affairs at GVSU
09/11/2018

Office of Multicultural Affairs at GVSU

**DON'T FORGET**
OMA is excited for you to come to the Intercultural Student Reception TOMORROW September 12 4pm-6pm in the Grand River Room! 😎

We will have good food, music and prizes!😜 Stop by, get to know the Social Justice Centers and other cultural organizations, get your dance on and win some pretty cool prizes!

See you there!😊

There are still 10 spots open for this summer's Anishinaabe Student Leadership Camp!  - June 25-28 on GVSU's Allendale C...
06/06/2018

There are still 10 spots open for this summer's Anishinaabe Student Leadership Camp!
- June 25-28 on GVSU's Allendale Campus
- Open to high school students entering grades 9-12
- Completely free!
- Participants will learn about relationships to land, culture, history and identity through workshops provided by artists/Professors Dylan Miner (MSU) and Seth Sutton (MCC)
- Students will gain knowledge about applying to college and navigating education successfully

For more information on applying or to receive an application, email Tonisha Begay at [email protected]

Attention NASA and fellow community members: The Native American Education Program at GRPS is having their annual childr...
05/11/2018

Attention NASA and fellow community members: The Native American Education Program at GRPS is having their annual children's powwow this Saturday, May 12th from 12 pm to 5 pm. NASA has been requested to find volunteers for this event, especially in the kitchen making dinner for everyone. If you are interested please contact Jonie Abella at 616-819-3318 and tell her you are interested. Thank you!

Join NASA's own Shandiin Church as she rocks at being head female in this awesome powwow!
05/09/2018

Join NASA's own Shandiin Church as she rocks at being head female in this awesome powwow!

**DEADLINE EXTENDED**There's still time to apply for this free summer camp for Native high schoolers! Camp dates are Jun...
05/07/2018

**DEADLINE EXTENDED**

There's still time to apply for this free summer camp for Native high schoolers! Camp dates are June 25-28. Students will get to experience life on campus and gain cultural knowledge among other fun activities. Email Tonisha Begay at [email protected] and visit gvsu.edu/oma/aslc for more information! Applications due May 18.

Do you know a high schooler who is interested in college? GVSU is excited to host a summer camp for Native high schoolers from June 25-28! Visit gvsu.edu/oma/aslc for information and to apply. This free camp is designed to help teach youth about Anishinaabe culture and to prepare them to go to college! Please share!

Native American Student Association at Grand Valley State University's cover photo
04/30/2018

Native American Student Association at Grand Valley State University's cover photo

Congrats to this year's Native graduates!
04/30/2018

Congrats to this year's Native graduates!

Congrats to this year's Native graduates!

Native American Student Association at Grand Valley State University
04/30/2018

Native American Student Association at Grand Valley State University

** DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY** Do you know a high schooler who is interested in college? GVSU is excited to host a summer cam...
04/30/2018

** DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY**

Do you know a high schooler who is interested in college? GVSU is excited to host a summer camp for Native high schoolers from June 25-28! Visit gvsu.edu/oma/aslc for information and to apply. This free camp is designed to help teach youth about Anishinaabe culture and to prepare them to go to college! Please share! Email Tonisha Begay at [email protected] for more info.

Do you know a high schooler who is interested in college? GVSU is excited to host a summer camp for Native high schoolers from June 25-28! Visit gvsu.edu/oma/aslc for information and to apply. This free camp is designed to help teach youth about Anishinaabe culture and to prepare them to go to college! Please share!

Do you know a high schooler who is interested in college? GVSU is excited to host a summer camp for Native high schooler...
04/18/2018

Do you know a high schooler who is interested in college? GVSU is excited to host a summer camp for Native high schoolers from June 25-28! Visit gvsu.edu/oma/aslc for information and to apply. This free camp is designed to help teach youth about Anishinaabe culture and to prepare them to go to college! Please share!

04/09/2018
FOX 17

Thank you to everyone involved for a successful and amazing powwow❤

It's a celebration of Native American history and traditions that is open to all. Did you attend the 20th Anniversary Celebrating All Walks of Life Pow Wow over the weekend? Take a look at what this inclusive event offers. Full story from Casey Walsh here: http://via.wxmi.com/qiYUR

We're excited for pow wow this weekend! If you would like to help us out this weekend, please sign up at this link: http...
04/02/2018
2018 GVSU Pow Wow Volunteer Sign-up

We're excited for pow wow this weekend! If you would like to help us out this weekend, please sign up at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16wiAlHdzckTSletUldCrgELOb_RcaOUS65btGm5tgh0/edit

Our biggest needs are help with setting up early Saturday morning and tearing down after the event on Sunday.

Miigwetch!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 20th Anniversary Celebrating All Walks of Life Pow Wow at GVSU. Please fill out the following. If you have any questions, let us know at the bottom of the form, email us at [email protected] or call 616-331-2177.

Our PowWow banner is up in Kirkhof! NASA members should be passing out fliers on campus soon. Keep sharing the PowWow Fa...
03/07/2018

Our PowWow banner is up in Kirkhof! NASA members should be passing out fliers on campus soon. Keep sharing the PowWow Facebook event.

Hey everyone! With the All Walks of Life PowWow happening in the next couple months, this is a great opportunity to go a...
01/31/2018

Hey everyone! With the All Walks of Life PowWow happening in the next couple months, this is a great opportunity to go and finish up your regalia or to go start some for next year!

Hey NASA members, Latino Student Union are selling churros in Kirkhof right now for $2. Go support them if you can.
01/31/2018

Hey NASA members, Latino Student Union are selling churros in Kirkhof right now for $2. Go support them if you can.

**Scholarships for Native students and students of color at GV**- Mnomen Native American Scholarship- Inclusion and Equi...
01/29/2018
Scholarships - Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships - Grand Valley State University

**Scholarships for Native students and students of color at GV**

- Mnomen Native American Scholarship
- Inclusion and Equity Scholarship
- Social Work Minority Scholarship
- Spectrum Health Diversity Scholarship
- Steelcase Inc. Seidman College of Business Diversity Scholarship
- Brooks First Generation Diversity Endowed Scholarship
- FTLC Minority Teacher Scholarship (WINTER)
- Initech Global Advancing Technology Scholarship

Visit gvsu.edu/financialaid/scholarships-157.htm for more info and tips or email Tonisha Begay at [email protected] for scholarship help. All applications are due March 1!

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1 Campus Drive; 008 Kirkhof Center
Allendale, MI
49401

Telephone

(616) 331-2177

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