Indigenous Student Alliance

Mission

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

 Spirit Bench painted for Indigenous Peoples Day                                          Indigenous Student Alliance logo consists of the four elements of the medicine wheel, fire, earth, air, and water with feathers bordering two sides. 

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.

Students and advisors at the fall 2023 fry bread social.          

Membership 

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 indigenousstudentalliance@groups.pacificu.edu.

Executive Board                                                                                                         

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 

Learn More:

Medicine Wheel or Sacred Hoop - brief summary and visual

 

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. 

Upcoming Events

May
4
1 to 11 p.m. | Saturday, May 4, 2024
Forest Grove, Stoller Center, Gym 123

Headlines

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.