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Committee: American Indian Heritage

Membership

Representatives among faculty, staff, and student organizations including two students appointed by the Northeastern Student Government Association.  The Director of the Center for Tribal Studies will chair the committee.  The Dean of Liberal Arts serves as a non-voting, ex officio member.

Function

The Indian Heritage Committee plans and coordinates the Annual Symposium of the American Indian, and seeks funding to help defray symposium expenses.  The committee also assists with the American Indian Graduation Convocation, participates in American Indian Heritage Month activities and other heritage related events.  The committee reports to Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Meetings

Usually meets two or three times per month when selecting events and speakers for the symposium.  Minutes are sent to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

2021-2022 Committee Members

Ms. Sara Barnett, Chair
Director, Center for Tribal Studies

Ms. Alissa Baker
Faculty Member

Amaiya Bearpaw
AISES President/Alpha Pi Omega President

Dr. Samantha Benn-Duke
Faculty Member

Evanne Biby 
NSGA Representative

Dr. Ron Cambiano
Faculty Member

Dr. Mike Chanslor, ex officio
Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Yen Ting Chen
Faculty Member

Ms. Alisa Douglas
Coordinator, Ctr for Tribal Studies

Dr. Ryan Fenska
Faculty Member

Dr. Clark Gibson
Faculty Member

Dr. Toni Hail
Faculty Member

Dr. Jarilyn Haney
Faculty Member

Dr. Diane Hammons
Faculty Member

Dr. Tiffanie Hardbarger
Faculty Member

Dr. Brian Jackson
Faculty Member

Dr. James Hicks
Faculty Member

Dr. Farina King
Faculty Member

Dr. Ben Kracht
Faculty Member

Dr. Adam Langsam
Faculty Member

Dr. Pamela Louderback
Faculty Member

Ms. Allison Mason
Faculty Member

Dr. Diana Mashburn
Faculty Member

Ms. Cheri Mays
Faculty Member

Dr. Wendi Middleton
Faculty Member

Trey Pritchett
Phi Sigma Nu Student Representative

Ms. Melody Proctor
Coordinator, Ctr for Tribal Studies

Christian Rangel
AIBL President

Mr. Ken Rivas
Staff Member

Hunter Scott 
Sigma Nu Alpha Gamma Rep

Dr. Allen Shamow
Faculty Member

Kaleb Standridge
NASA Student Representative

Dr. Candessa Tehee
Faculty Member

Chelbie Turtle
NSGA Representative

Dr. Virginia Whitekiller
Faculty Member