Native American Students' Association

WHO IS NASA

The membership is composed primarily of Aboriginal Students with a small contingent of non-Native members. Our members are mainly mature students and many have families that come from across Canada - from all three coasts and anywhere in between. Many students have come from distinguished political and social backgrounds such as Chiefs, Businessmen, Elders, Councillors etc... NASA is one of the oldest student "clubs" at the U of L. We have a proud history and we are working towards a proud future with You.

OUR MANDATE

To promote inter-cultural relations at the University of Lethbridge, unity amongst club members and to provide members with a stronger voice at the University of Lethbridge.

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

  • Social Interaction
  • Native Student Lounge
  • Peer Support
  • Links between students and:
    • faculty.
    • employment services.
    • other native organizations.
    • other clubs at the U of L
  • Cultural/Spiritual Celebrations
  • Education Resource Center
  • Newsletter

WHAT HAVE WE DONE FOR YOU LATELY

Family events and socials such as Potlucks with students and faculty at various events such as a Halloween party with a spookhouse, a Christmas party with a visit from Native American Santa. (If Mattel can have a Native American Barbie, we can have a Native American Santa.)

A Dinner Theater. An expression of our Native heritage through theater. A production put on by NASA members to explain the meaning behind the regalia and the different dancing styles seen at a Pow-Wow.

Active participation in the Annual Native Career Fair. The fair gives students a chance to mingle with potential employers to see what qualifications are required to get a job.

We are also a proud sponsor of the U of L Native Graduation ceremonies.

We also have "The Lounge" (Rm A -424).You can make phone calls, meet other students & find out what is happening. We also have the cheapest coffee on campus.

NATIVE AWARENESS WEEK

Without a doubt, Native Awareness Week (NAW) is our largest activity of the year. A week of information sharing and a celebration of Native culture. Usually held in the spring and consists of activities during the day and workshops/lectures in the evening. Everything is current and relevant to Native people. At the end, we celebrate with a Pow-Wow; this is a spectacular draw of talent. People from across Canada and the U.S. attend, which makes for a grand time for all. This year it is February 29 - March 4.

HONORED ASSOCIATES

The following is a list of people who we have worked with in the past. It is not a complete list, but it gives you an idea of the type of organization we are.

  • Native American Studies Department
  • Career Resource Center
  • Faculty of Management - First Nations Governance.
  • Student's Union
  • Sik-Ooh-Kotok Friendship Society
  • Native Employment Services.
  • Lethbridge Community College - First Nations Club
  • Red Crow Community College
  • Numerous other businesses around Lethbridge area.

Executive for the 2015-2016 Academic Year:

Marshall Vielle - President, Cherilynn (Buhksikaki) Blood - Vice President, Brooke Torgerson - Treasurer

If you have any questions or comments you can contact any executive member at:

Native American Student's Association
Office: A 426
Phone: (403) 332-5201
Fax: (403) 380-1855

Mailing address:
c/o NAS Department
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1K 3M4