Executive Board 2014-2015!

Please help me welcome the incoming executive board for the 2014-2015 academic year! They are a diverse group of intelligent, qualified, and dedicated ladies and I could not be more confident that AISU is good hands. Please help me welcome our:

President: Danielle Anderson
Vice-President of Administration: Marissa Sylvia
Vice-President of Engagement: Sarah Wooten
Treasurer: Kaitlin LaGrasta
Media/Publicity: Sydney Johnson

3rd Annual American Indian Fair

Join us this Saturday, November 23rd, from 12-6pm in Brooks Hall (anthropology building – near the UVa corner) for our third fair! There will be FREE food from Take It Away, Mel’s Cafe, and spiced cider from Trader Joe’s (among other appetizers and beverages)!! We will also be raffling off a Frank Buffalo Hyde painting! Movie screenings of “Reel Injun” and “In Whose Honor?” will also take place. Here is the schedule for the day:

12-12:30: Welcome – Crafts, Refreshments, Painting Raffle Ticket Sale
12:30-1:30: Unmasking Stereotypes of Native Americans Workshop by Jessica McCauley
1:30-2:30: Storytelling by Grace Hays
2:30-3:30: Indian Child Welfare Act Lecture by Mrs. Mary Wilson
3:30-4:30: Edible and Medicinal Uses of Local Plant Life Workshop by Pat McCafferty
4:30-5:30: Music, Dancing and Regalia Demonstrations
5:30-6: Closing Messages & Raffle Drawing

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American Indians in Higher Education!

“The following videos compile voices of current American Indian students from across our institutions, as well as alumni, administrators, parents and tribal members, who came together to share their support for the future involvement of American Indian students in higher education. ¬†Learn about the college experience from the perspective of current students; find out how to gain entrance from a college admission’s Director; and note where you can go to ask questions and find more information.”

The Return of Navajo Boy Film Screening

The Return of Navajo Boy Film Screening

Join AISU as we will be screening this documentary directed by Jeff Spitz that centers itself upon a Navajo family who has suffered health problems due to environmental contamination from uranium mining on tribal land in Monument Valley, Utah.

There will be plenty of FREE FOOD and GOOD TIMES.
Also, make sure to brings any spare blankets/pillows, since we’ll be projecting the film and watching it on the floor (it’s like you’re six years old again and having a sleepover…except you’re in college, in a classroom, with blankets…but who cares about logistics?)

If you have any questions, just email Jordan at jsk5yg@virginia.edu