| Welcome Back Event/Picnic|
This Wednesday, August 28th at 5:30 PM in the Multicultural Center Meeting Room will be the American Indian Student Initiatives Welcome Back Event and our first official meeting. There will be food, drinks and lots of fun people. We will be talking about the many exciting and new things that we have going on this year. We hope to see both new and old faces there!
| This Past Summer|
This summer we spent a lot of time working with the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio. We volunteered in their Fresh Produce Days helping give out food to the community. We are looking forward to continuing to volunteer with them this upcoming year. We also helped with the Gathering of Native Americans that was organized by NAICCO and held in Lancaster, Ohio. The GONA was made available through Indian Health Services. We were able to come together and grow has a community. I hope that we can continue this relationship with NAICCO throughout this year.
| Line Dancing |
We will be continuing with our line dancing nights this year on the 3rd Wednesday of every month beginning in September. Gerald Morton will continue to be our amazing instructor. Make sure to mark your calendars and tell your friends!
| What to Look Forward To This Year|
To give you a little tease into what big events we have planned for this year. We have been hard at work planning for this year's Native American Heritage Month coming up in November. We will be kicking off the month on November 1st
. The Frybread Social will be held on November 4th in the Industrial Kitchen of the Ohio Union. We will be having our good friends Dark Water Rising back for another concert on November 13th
. Check out their music here
. For Alternative Thanksgiving we will be having Nake Nula Waun performing. You can check out their Facebook page
for more information on their group and their music.
You are welcome to all MCC events and hope you will plan to attend many of them throughout the year. Please feel free to drop by the MCC to connect with me and other students. We want you to have the best experience possible during your time at The Ohio State University.
Intercultural Specialist, Liaison to American Indian/Indigenous students
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