Weekly Empowerment Meetings Calendar

Native American Student Association Calendar

Fall 2013- Spring 2014

When: Weds 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: USAC Office – LBJ room: 4-9.1

 

Fall 2013

10/9 – Intro of Members, purpose of organization, Ice breakers, discussion of goals of NASA.

10/16 – Two Spirits and Gender Diversity.

10/23 – Activism and Social Issues.

10/30 – Happy Halloween!! Native American Beliefs, Ceremony and Rituals.

11/6 – Powwows, Dance styles and Native American Regalia…It is NOT a costume!

11/13– Native American Foods and food ways, and Indigenous views of Thanksgiving.

11/20 – Date of our Powwow! Be there!!

11/27 – No Meeting due to Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

12/4 – Last Meeting, End of Semester potluck. Good luck on Finals!

Spring 2014

 01/29 Intro of Members, purpose of organization, Ice breakers, discussion of goals of NASA.

02/5 The Native American Oral Tradition and Storytelling.

02/12 – Traditional Plants and herbs for every day, medicine and ceremony.

02/19 – Discussion about different Styles of Native Music and Art (Traditional & Modern)  

02/26 – Genealogy, Native Roots and Enrollment.

03/5 – Activism and Social Issues.

03/12 Spring Break March 9-16 – No meeting

03/19 – Native American Spirituality and Beliefs.

03/26 Powwow etiquette, dance styles and Regalia.

04/2 – Cultural Identity – Who is Native American?

04/9 Native Americans and Science: Astronomy

04/16 – Language & Culture Preservation

04/23 –  Focus on Indigenous cultures of Central Texas

04/30 – Last Meeting of the Semester, Group Potluck.