American Indian Center

Events

The American Indian Center welcomes all students, native and non-native, to share their story and learn about American Indian history, language and culture through participation in events, hosted by the American Indian Center and various partners throughout the year. Student success is enhanced through experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. We feel it is important to get to know each other, share life events, and experience new adventures with those around us.

Retention Lunches

The AIC Retention Lunches are held at noon every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Garvey Commons. These lunches bring together new and familiar faces, and develop a sense of community among our native participants. 

We eat together, share stories, and get to know our fellow colleagues. If you are a new entering freshman or transfer student, email jkolodzne@stcloudstate.edu. We hope to see you at our retention lunch gatherings.

Powwow

25th Annual AIC Powwow

Saturday, April 14, 2018

1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Grand Entry
5 p.m. Feast
Apollo High School - Main Gym
Admission is free.

Speaker Series

Past Speakers:

Travis Zimmerman

Travis Zimmerman is a descendant of the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and Minnesota National Guard. Travis has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, and is currently the Site Manager of the Mille Lacs Indian Museum for the Minnesota Historical Society, where he has been employed for over ten years. Travis has been involved with American Indian nonprofits in Minnesota for the last 20 years; serving as a staff member and board member on dozens of organizations.

Upcoming Speakers:

TBA

Other Events

Spring Break Service Trip to Lame Deer, Montana.
March 3-10

Join the American Indian Center on a spring break trip to Lame Deer, Montana. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, develop a sense of community, raise awareness of social issues, recognize the value of diversity and culture, and explore possible careers through a hands-on experience!  The week will include a team building exercise on Sunday March 4th, volunteer work with the Boys & Girls Clubs Mon-Fri, and finally return to SCSU on Sunday March 10th.

If you are interested in participating, please check back for more information to be released in January, 2018.
Power in Diversity
January 25-27
Atwood Memorial Center
For more information and to register, click here

American Indian Awareness Week
April 9-13

MSS Awards Reception
April 17; 5:00 pm Social, 5:30 pm Program
Atwood Memorial Center - Ballroom

American Indian Graduation Recognition
May 3; 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
American Indian Center