Indigenous Student Alliance

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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.

Spirit Bench painted with missing and murdered indigenous women awareness graphics  Spirit Bench painted to honor the missing and murdered indigenous women.

Community and Ceremony

Members of ISA meet twice a month to 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 Song Ceremony." All students are invited to attend.

                                                                                                                                                  ISA members pose with tribal elder after sweat ceremony and medicine dance.


Membership in ISA is open to any student, staff, and faculty of Pacific University regardless of heritage. To become a member, email

Advisor: Nikol Roubidoux |

President: Christian Mendoza Guerra |

Treasurer: Gissel Andrade Salazar |

Follow us on Instagram: @isa_pacu


Watch "Representation Matters"

Representative Ponka-We Victors CozadPacific 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. 


Ponka-We Victors Cozad

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.