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
Fall 2018 President: Natasha Stewart Vice President: Brooklynn Lipponen Advisor: Andrea Mukavetz, Erica Bringedahl Weekly student meetings: TBD

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.

Aaniin everyone, this Wednesday, January 15th we will be having our first Beading with Becky in the Kirkhof Center Room ...
01/13/2020

Aaniin everyone, this Wednesday, January 15th we will be having our first Beading with Becky in the Kirkhof Center Room 1104 from 7pm-9pm. All are welcome regardless of beading experience. Chi migwetch!

Here are our winter semester activities and dates! Come see us this Friday night at Campus Life Night 6-8pm 😁
01/10/2020

Here are our winter semester activities and dates! Come see us this Friday night at Campus Life Night 6-8pm 😁

NAISO MSU
12/28/2019

NAISO MSU

The online application can only be accessed and submitted through a Udall faculty representative at the student's college or university. A sample application is also available for reference and can be found on our website. Online applications are due March 5th, 2020.

https://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/FacultyReps.aspx

Tomorrow in the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the Kirkhof Center Room 1240 from 12pm-1pm!
11/19/2019

Tomorrow in the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the Kirkhof Center Room 1240 from 12pm-1pm!

Join us tomorrow for Conversations of Color at 12pm in 1240 KC.

Please join us tonight and later this week!! Lots of events going on, we hope to see you all there. Baamaapii 👋😁
11/18/2019

Please join us tonight and later this week!! Lots of events going on, we hope to see you all there. Baamaapii 👋😁

Twill Weave Mat Workshop with Robin McBride-ScottThis Monday, Robin McBride-Scott will share with students her current r...
11/12/2019
Twill Weave Mat Workshop RSVP - Multicultural Affairs - Grand Valley State University

Twill Weave Mat Workshop with Robin McBride-Scott

This Monday, Robin McBride-Scott will share with students her current research as well as the processes of selecting, harvesting and processing of River Cane. Each student will weave a small mat using commercial materials and traditional basketry patterns. All materials will be included.

Monday, November 18th
7pm-9pm // Kirkhof Center Room 0058
Grand Valley State University

All Are Welcome! Please RSVP Below

https://www.gvsu.edu/oma/cms-form-edit.htm?formId=299EA8D4-E0F4-21FB-BC80D003200BD2A1

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi
11/08/2019

Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

There are hundreds of Tribes throughout the world, and within each Tribe, there are numerous bands. In the United States and Canada, there is a total of nine bands of federally recognized Bodéwadmi {Potawatomi} People. Each individual Tribe has their own unique language, traditions and beliefs that make up their culture. This map shows the location of the nine federally recognized Potawatomi Tribes. Are you a Tribal Member/Citizen of one of these Tribes or do you know anyone from one of these Tribes?

Honored to have been in the presence of Dr. LaNada War Jack and Lenny Foster. We thank them both for coming, for sharing...
11/07/2019

Honored to have been in the presence of Dr. LaNada War Jack and Lenny Foster. We thank them both for coming, for sharing their stories, and for fighting for our rights and land. Miigwetch! ✊

Pictured: Native American Student Association students with Dr. LaNada War Jack, Lenny Foster, and Beatrice Jackson.

Beading with Becky and Patty always brings smiles and good conversation 🍂❤️ Chimiigwetch to all the students who came to...
11/05/2019

Beading with Becky and Patty always brings smiles and good conversation 🍂❤️ Chimiigwetch to all the students who came to bead and also to Becky and Patty for coming out to teach us as always 😇

Member Highlight: Lawrence Chavez IV is studying Illustration and is set to graduate in 2020. He is from the Little Trav...
11/02/2019

Member Highlight: Lawrence Chavez IV is studying Illustration and is set to graduate in 2020. He is from the Little Traverse Band of Odawa Indians. He is actively involved with NASA and serves on the e-board. You can see his work in the Calder Art Center at GVSU.

"For an assignment, we were given the task of choosing either an organization or movement to promote. I chose to promote the Protect Our Sisters movement in honor of the Murdered and Missing Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people. People do this around the country, so I can't take credit for the red hand prints. I put it up here to remind people that not everyone has the privilege of getting the same kind of attention and support from law enforcement whom should be responsible in searching for lost or murdered women. I did research to accompany the banner to highlight that Native women are disproportionately murdered and experiencing domestic violence at higher rates than the national average."

Chimiigwetch Becky and those who helped us bead this Monday! Becky brought us manoomin soup and sang some beautiful song...
10/15/2019

Chimiigwetch Becky and those who helped us bead this Monday! Becky brought us manoomin soup and sang some beautiful songs for us 🍲😋 Indigenous People’s Day was full of laughs and good medicine ❤️

Miigwetch to all of the volunteers who helped clean up our sacred Indigenous mounds this Saturday! Chi miigwetch Ron for...
10/13/2019

Miigwetch to all of the volunteers who helped clean up our sacred Indigenous mounds this Saturday! Chi miigwetch Ron for the wonderful stories and knowledge.
Please join us for Indigenous People’s Day, Monday Oct. 14th!
The Art Show Case will be held in the Haas Performing Arts Center from 11-4pm
LIB100/201 Approved Presentation @ 2:30-3:30pm!!

Miigwetch Becky for coming to host beading night for us! Miigwetch to all of those GVSU students who came to bead as wel...
09/19/2019

Miigwetch Becky for coming to host beading night for us! Miigwetch to all of those GVSU students who came to bead as well. 🥰

Mno gizheb!Miigwetch everyone who attended the GVSU Water Healing Ceremony yesterday. It was an event full of smiles, la...
09/07/2019

Mno gizheb!

Miigwetch everyone who attended the GVSU Water Healing Ceremony yesterday. It was an event full of smiles, laughs, song and prayer. Water is LIFE! 💧

(📸 photos by Brooklynn Lipponen)

Come sign up and check out the NASA booth at the Intercultural Student Reception today from 4pm-6pm in the Kirkhof Cente...
09/04/2019

Come sign up and check out the NASA booth at the Intercultural Student Reception today from 4pm-6pm in the Kirkhof Center Grand River Room 🐢 free snacks and lots of fun!

Please join us for the GVSU Water Healing Ceremony (This event is LIB100/201 Approved) Friday, September, 6 2019 @  The ...
09/03/2019
GVSU Water Healing Ceremony - LIB 100/201 APPROVED!

Please join us for the GVSU Water Healing Ceremony (This event is LIB100/201 Approved) Friday, September, 6 2019 @ The GVSU Eberhard Center from 4:00-6:00pm

The event will begin with a welcome from the City of Grand Rapids. Guest speakers of water centered projects in the Grand Rapids area with a focus on the Grand River and the history and significance of the river. The event will conclude with a traditional water ceremony done by tribal Anishinaabekwewok (women) and led by a tribal elder.

https://www.gvsu.edu/events/gvsu-water-healing-ceremony/

The event will begin with a welcome from the City of Grand Rapids. Guest speakers of water centered projects in the Grand Rapids area with a focus on the Grand River and the history and significance of the river. The event will conclude with a traditional water ceremony done by tribal Anishinaabekwe...

The Native American Student Association will be hosting a kick-off meeting tonight in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2201 from...
08/26/2019

The Native American Student Association will be hosting a kick-off meeting tonight in the Kirkhof Center, Room 2201 from 7pm-8pm! There will be free food, giveaways, and lots of socializing! Please see the flyer for our semester events! We hope to see you all there! Baamaapii! 😁

The Native American Student Association is set up @ GVSU Campus Life Night!! Come check out our booth from 6-8pm in Lot ...
08/25/2019

The Native American Student Association is set up @ GVSU Campus Life Night!! Come check out our booth from 6-8pm in Lot H on campus!

GVSU NASA students attended the 26th Annual Anishinabe Family Language & Culture Camp. A wonderful event with many works...
08/05/2019

GVSU NASA students attended the 26th Annual Anishinabe Family Language & Culture Camp. A wonderful event with many workshops including Giikanabasan (pictured) held by Dr. Martin Reinhardt and his wife! Chi miigwetch to everyone involved with the camp, we enjoyed our time and appreciate yours.

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 s...
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!!!!!!

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!

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

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