Thanks to Professor Darryl Lauster for filming and editing our pow wow video from last year. Check it out now: http://vimeo.com/73709138
Upcoming Activities – Spring 2014
Welcome back to campus and a special hello and welcome to all new students. Here are some upcoming events:
- Saturday, Feb 22nd 10am–10pm – 19th Annual UT Arlington Benefit Powwow, Bluebonnet Ballroom. Visit the powwow page for more information.
- April 17th and 18th – Frontier Odyssey: The Lives and Legacy of Cynthia and Quanah Parker. Event is co-sponsored by the Center for Southwestern Studies. Visit http://www.uta.edu/southwesternstudies/events.html for more information.
- April 29th – Screening of the film Miss Navajo. Location TBD
Please visit and bookmark our Facebook page for up to date information: www.facebook.com/UTA.powwow
House Bill 174 Passes Texas Legislature
On April 25, 2013, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 174 which establishes an American Indian Heritage Day on the last Friday of September.
UT Arlington alumna and honorary NASA member Peggy Larney shepherded this bill from its infancy. Much of this bill was written on the UT Arlington campus.
The full story can be read here.
19th annual Pow wow scheduled for February 22, 2014
Plans are being discussed now. If you would like to contribute, please contact an Officer or Advisor listed on the People page.
The UTA Native American Student Association 2014-15 Scholarship
This $1,200 scholarship ($600/Fall, 2013; $600/Spring, 2014) will be awarded to a student attending UTA at least half-time. The student must have demonstrated a commitment to a Native American community and indicate how he or she will participate in the UTA Native American community. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to continue the scholarship in the Spring semester, as well as continued commitment to UTA Native American community.
For eligibility requirements and to obtain the application (available in March), visit the Scholarship page.
NASA Advisor and Linguistics Professor Colleen Fitzgerald is waking up Native American languages
If you are interested in language revitalization efforts, read more about Dr. Fitzgerald's work.
The Shorthorn, the student newspaper of UT Arlington, has posted a SoundSlide show of the 14th annual Pow-wow on TheShorthorn.com. Adobe Flash is required to watch the show.
The Shorthorn, the student newspaper of UT Arlington, had an article about the This Is Not A Costume event on November 14, 2007. You can view the article along with a video clip here. The video clip is also available on YouTube.Com
NASA was one of only eight American Indian student organizations featured in AISES
Winds of Change magazine, 12th Annual College Guide for American Indians. The article closed on a very positive note: "at UT, Native students know they are supported and encouraged every step of the way in their journey through higher education". The praise, recognition and support of AISES is much appreciated.