Native American Student Affairs (NASA) works to serve the Native American student population at the University of Arizona. Our goals are to increase Native American student attendance, improve student retention, and to create a respectful appreciation for the Native American community. We provide support to Native students to help them achieve academic excellence and to experience personal and professional growth. NASA services include tribal networking, tutoring, financial and academic advising, leadership and professional development and scholarship awards. Other efforts include mentoring, establishing community, and inspiring cultural values among Native American students.
Under the Native American Students Affairs is the O’odham Ki: Wing, which is a Living Learning Community (LLC) located in the Kaibab-Huachuca Hall. The wing is a welcoming and supportive living and learning environment for Native American freshmen students. Benefits of living in the O’odham Ki: Wing include academic and personal support, programming geared to develop social and professional skills, and cultural identity workshops.
In addition, NASA strives to be a center that allows students to interact with others from different tribal nations to discuss topics that are relevant beyond the university setting. We provide the opportunity to have these discussions through student organizations, faculty fellow events, and various cultural and leadership activities throughout the academic year. During the month of November, NASA hosts and collaborates on a number of events in support of Native American Heritage Month. Native American Heritage Month is a good way for the UA Community to promote, honor and respect the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of the Native peoples of the United States.
The calendar of activities for this November has been created, and NASA is looking forward to a meaningful and educational month. Here are some of the scheduled events:
|NAHM Kick-Off Social
November 1st @ 6:00pm-8:00pm
Women’s Plaza of Honor
|“Highway of Tears” Film Rescreening
November 7th @ 6:30pm
Women’s Resource Center
|“Walk in Beauty” Spiritual Symposium
November 9th @ 8:30am-1:00pm
SUMC: Ventana Room
|Native American Heritage Recognition
UA Women’s Basketball vs Alcorn State
November 3rd @ 2:00pm
McKale Memorial Center
|True Meaning of Thanksgiving presented
by NASA Faculty Fellow
“Traditional” Potluck Meal to follow
November 16th @ 5:30pm-7:30pm
Nugent RM 203-205
|Indigenous Day of Health
November 17th @ 10:00am-2:00pm
College of Public Health
“Sliver of a Full Moon”: A play reading and panel discussion
For information about the Native American Student Affairs please visit our website at http://nasa.arizona.edu or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UANASA/. Or, visit our office which is located at the Robert L. Nugent Building, Room 203. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Fridays 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The phone number is 520.621.3835.