Pacific is proud to join in celebrating the history, traditions and contributions of Indigenous people and recognizing their fight to reclaim lands and rights in order to sustain their culture.
Indigenous Student Alliance
The Indigenous Student Alliance (ISA) is an inclusive community of members with tribal and nontribal affiliation (allies) coming together to share indigenous culture, explore identity, celebrate heritage, and strengthen indigenous representation at Pacific University and beyond.
Follow us on Instagram: @isa_pacu
Community and Ceremony
Members of ISA meet weekly to socialize, work on projects, discuss important issues, plan events, collaborate with other clubs, and participate in community outreach. Each fall, we kick off the school year with a "Fry Bread Social," and every May we celebrate the end of the academic year with a "Story and Drum Ceremony." All students are invited to attend.
Membership in ISA is open to any student, staff, and faculty of Pacific University regardless of race, ethnicity, or heritage. To become a member, email email@example.com.
Co-Presidents: First Moon Venecia, Angelina Dominguez
Co-Vice Presidents: Adrian Najera, Alexis Perez
Community Liaison: Nikko Macklin
Co-Secretaries: Shelline Nerup (primary), Reid Carraba (secondary)
Treasurer: Mele Tauataina
Marketing Coordinators: Quetzali Buenrostro Andalon, Marlo Olson
Advisor: Nikol Roubidoux
Medicine Wheel or Sacred Hoop - brief summary and visual
Watch "Representation Matters"
Pacific University's Indigenous Student Alliance (ISA) presented Kansas State Representative Ponka-We Victors Cozad as the keynote speaker for Native American Heritage month in November 2022. Her speech, "Representation Matters," addressed her experience as the first Native American woman to serve in the Kansas legislature. Watch Rep. Victors-Cozad's speech.