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American Indian/Indigenous News & Events
September 17, 2013
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Last Week's Meeting
Line Dancing This Week
Ally Week
Beading Night
The Big Give - NAICCO
NAICCO Fresh Produce Day Volunteering
Native American Political Leadership Program
J.P. Morgan Pre-Internship Events
We Want to Know What You Think!
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On behalf of all of us at the Student Life Multicultural Center and the American Indian Council (AIC), we are happy that you are here at The Ohio State University. We hope that your Fall Semester is off to a great start. Whether you are American Indian/Indigenous or an ally, we encourage you to get involved with us and AIC on campus this year. We have several events planned each semester. Keep your eye on this newsletter and other media expressions for our events. Follow us on Facebook here.
In addition, we host many intercultural events throughout the year -- all our events are open to everyone! 

Come join us!

On Behalf of:
The American Indian Council
American Indian/Indigenous Student Initiatives
The Student Life Multicultural Center
Last Week's Meeting

Last week to commemorate 9/11 we watched the filmThe Choctaw Code Talkers . The film tells the story of Choctaw military that helped win World War I. Thanks to those of you that came out!

Next Meeting 9/18/13
line dancing

Line Dancing is this week! Come out with friends and show off your dance moves! Our amazing instructor Gerald Morton will be joining us again this year. Water will be provided. It will be from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the MCC Meeting Room.

Please email Madison Eagle, Vice President, if you have any questions.
Ally Week
Ally Week 2013
Ally Week (Sept. 16-20th) is an initiative that seeks to reach out to the entire Ohio State campus community in an effort to encourage students, staff and faculty to "Build CommUNITY" with and on behalf of people who are of a different race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual identity, gender identity/expression, socioeconomic class, or other identity different than their own. Each of the week's events and programs are heavily focused on the themes of awareness, education and action. Ally Week sponsors, the Student Life Multicultural Center, Greek Life and University Residences, are invested in working with the Ohio State community to share the information and tools necessary for everyone to actively participate as an "ally" to members of our campus and Central Ohio community.


Selfies for Social Justice

Join us all this week in the Student Life Multicultural Center to pose for an Ally Week photo explaining why you stand as an ally to a person, or a group, who is different from you, and to learn more about the different programs and activities you can get involved in during this week. Just remember to #OSUAllyWeek.


How to Be an Ally

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Interfaith Room of the Ohio Union


The "Becoming an Ally" workshop provides a space to explore how to be supportive and respectful to each other across identities and experiences, and to ask questions and engage in conversation.  

Come to this workshop to:

  • Explore different social identities
  • Think critically about institutional racism
  • Learn about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities
  • Discuss faith and spirituality
  • Recognize privilege, and discover how to address it

Participants will leave the training with newfound awareness and concrete strategies that can be used toward making our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone.  Educational materials and Ally buttons will be provided.  Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Great Hall Meeting Room One


Themes such as oppression, difference, and interconnectedness will come to the forefront during this lively panel discussion. Students will share their perspectives and personal experiences as African-American, Asian, LGBT, Latino, Jewish, and Mixed Race students on our campus. Panelists will also discuss ideas that, if implemented, can help participants create safe and inclusive spaces in our residence halls and classrooms.


Attendees will leave the training with newfound awareness of different identity groups at Ohio State, along with concrete strategies that can be used toward making our campus and larger communities more welcoming and affirming for everyone. Educational materials and Ally buttons will be provided. All are welcome to attend!


Ariel Luckey Performance 

Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Ohio Union - US Bank Conference Theater


In celebration of Ally Week 2013 and Hispanic Heritage Month, The Student Life Multicultural Center, in partnership with University Residences and Greek Life, are pleased to present Ariel Luckey! Ariel Luckey is a nationally acclaimed poet, actor and playwright whose performance and community work dances in the crossroads of education, art and activism.



Mixing performance poetry, interactive exercises and live hip hop music in a multimedia presentation, Ariel Luckey invites his audiences to reflect on the dynamics of power and privilege in their personal lives and communities. In this highly engaging performance that will feature his powerful poem "ID Check", Luckey will be sharing stories of heartbreaking injustice and inspiring alliance building that provide opportunities for critical dialogue and cultural capacity building.  


You can also sign the Ally Pledge to help support this cause! 


Please email Angie Wellman if you have any questions.


Beading Night
Bead work
We are working on organizing a beading night. We usually try to have these a few times a semester but many of you have expressed interest in having them more often. We work on craft projects at these events. These include making necklaces, bracelets, earrings, tobacco pouches, hair pins, shawls, and pretty much anything else you can think of. If you would like to participate in these beading nights with us please fill out this doodle so we know what time works best for everyone.

If you have any questions or would like more information please email Diana Saintignon.
The Big Give

Please join The Columbus Foundation's The Big Give at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 17th for an extraordinary 24-hour online giving event to celebrate The Spirit of Columbus and help support the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio!
The Big Give is a 24-hour opportunity when you can donate to the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio through The Columbus Foundation, and have the donors of The Columbus Foundation expand the size of your gift - from a matching pool of more than $1 MILLION DOLLARS.
Starting Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. and running through to Sept. 18 at 11 a.m., The Columbus Foundation will match credit card gifts of $20 or more made to Central Ohio nonprofits that are a part of The Columbus Foundation's PowerPhilanthropy. The Columbus Foundation donors also can make a minimum grant of $250 through its Donor Advised Fund.
Step 1: On Tuesday, Sept. 17, visit http: http://tcfapp.org/search 
Step 2: Enter Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio for "Organization Name"
Step 3: Give, using your credit card, or, if you have a Columbus Foundation Donor Advised Fund, make a grant to Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio.

Fresh Produce Day at NAICCO

The Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio is having another Fresh Produce Give Away this Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. They have partnered with the Mid-Ohio Foodbank to provide fresh food to the community. They are looking for volunteers to help out. If you would like to join us or if you would like more information please email Madison Eagle. We can provide transportation

Native American Political Leadership Program
George Washington University's Native American Political Leadership Program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Program and Scholarship. This program provides students with amazing opportunities to work in Washington D.C., earn college credit, and better their communities.

Please feel free to contact the NAPLP office at 202-994-3284 or at naplp@gwu.edu with any questions. Students can apply online here. The deadline to apply is 11/1/13.

Please email Madison Eagle if you have any questions or would like a brochure.
J.P. Morgan Pre-Internship Events
Corporate & Investment Bank Pre-Internship Events for Sophomores and Juniors
What's it like working at one of the world's leading financial services firms? Apply to attend a J.P. Morgan
pre-internship event and you could find out with an expense-paid visit to our New York City global headquarters.
You'll have the opportunity to shadow our employees, attend skill-building sessions and network with inspiring
people. And you'll see what it's like to work in our Corporate & Investment Bank businesses.
Apply by: 10/15/13 
Event Date: 12/6/13 
Open To: Black, Hispanic and Native American sophomores or juniors from any major
Apply by: 10/1/13 
Event Date: 12/8/13 
Open To:Top LGBT students in their sophomore or junior years from any major
Apply by: 10/1/13 
Event Date: 11/15/13 
Open To: Women in their junior year from any major

We Want to Know What You Think!
We would like to invite people to fill out this quick survey. We want to know what our members and readers of this newsletter think about our organization and services. We want to get feedback so that we know how to better serve our community on campus. Please pass this survey along to anyone you know that has expressed interest in AIC. Thank you so much for your help!

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.

 Madison Eagle
Madison Eagle
Student Associate
American Indian/Indigenous Student Initiatives 
Student Life Multicultural Center
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