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American Indian/Indigenous News & Events
October 1, 2013
Mark Your Calendar!
Last Week's Meeting
Next Meeting 10/2/13
Field Trip to the Newark Earthworks
October is LGBTQ History Month
OWN It! Women of Color Retreat
Line Dancing!
Beading Night
Native American Political Leadership Program
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
At last week's meeting we got together to do some beading and crafts. A couple people started some leather and beading projects and others made jewelry. We were able to get some porcupine quills and use those in making some of the crafts as well. It was a great meeting and we hope to have another beading and craft night soon!
Next Meeting 10/2/13

This week we will be discussing the Veronica Brown adoption case that has been highly publicized in the last year. There is a lot of misinformation circulating about the case. We will discuss the details of the case and it's importance to the Indian Child Welfare Act. Come with questions, your own information, and your own opinions on the topic. Below are some links about the case.

The Capobiancos on CBS news
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Timeline up to January 2013
MSNBC on the Indian Child Welfare Act
The Indian Child Welfare Act
Ladonna Harris In Support of ICWA

Please email Madison Eagle, Vice President, if you have any questions.
Field Trip to the Newark Earthworks

The Newark Earthworks is an amazing mound site located less than an hour from Columbus. The site is usually not open to the public but on 10/13/13 the public will be allowed to enter the site. We will be making a trip out to see the Earthworks on the 13th of October. This is a collaboration with the American Indian Studies program and the OSU Newark American Indian Student Organization. We will provide transportation. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Madison Eagle (eagle.41@osu.edu) no later than 10/10/13. 
October is LGBTQ History Month

Today kicks off LGBTQ History Month. The Multicultural Center will hosting a series of events including the "Love Makes a Family & We Have Faith" Photo Exhibit in the Great Hall. Janet Mock will also be visiting on October 10th at 7 pm in the Ohio Union Cartoon Rooms. Be sure to mark your calendars and check out the MCC website for event information.

Please email Angie Wellman if you have any questions.
OWN It! Women of Color Retreat

OWN It!: A Retreat for Women of Color is sponsored by The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Leadership Initiatives for Women of Color.

In conjunction with a number of collaborating offices, we provide this annual weekend retreat to undergraduate as well as graduate and professional women of color enrolled at Ohio State so that they:

  • better understand the psycho-social challenges unique to being women of color
  • celebrate the historical and current contributions of women of color
  • enhance their self-appreciation and community-building strengths
  • develop strategies for maintaining mental, emotional and physical wellness
  • increase their personal agency in service of becoming more engaged leaders
  • seek and create meaningful opportunities for equitable access to campus leadership opportunities including study abroad, undergraduate research, service learning, as well as artistic and creative endeavors.

The deadline for applications is October 18th. Click here for more information. 

Line Dancing!
line dancing
AIC is continuing to host Line Dancing Nights in the MCC. We do the Wobble, Cleveland Shuffle, Detroit Shuffle and many other dances. Our amazing instructor Gerald Morton helps teach us his best moves. The next line dancing night will be 10/16/13. Keep reading this newsletter for more updates.

Email Madison Eagle at eagle.41@osu.edu for more information.
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.
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.
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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