American Indian Council

The American Indian Council (AIC) at Weber State University is a student-run club that organizes activities and events that honor the beauty of Native American cultures. The AIC aims to provide quality opportunities through academic and extracurricular experiences that encourage Native student engagement within the university and community.

As Native American scholars attending WSU, the AIC honors their heritage and collective voices by sharing their cultural heritage through various programming that aligns with Native American culture, values, and beliefs. It is important for the voices of the Native American scholars at WSU to be heard, appreciated, and respected.

Fall 2019 American Indian Council Meetings
Wednesday | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Student Services (SC) 152                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Extracurricular Experiences

The American Indian Council promotes extracurricular learning that is purposeful and holistic. Activities designed to enhance the awareness and learning of students include:

  • Native Guest Lecturers: Native speakers are invited to WSU to present on information and educational topics that will enhance the awareness and learning of students. The interested public is welcome to attend these lectures.
  • Cultural Presentations: Training, workshops, and presentations from the perspective of the Native American culture on topics that pertain to motivation, cultural awareness, and sense of belonging.
  • Cultural Trips: Visits are planned and made to cultural sites to enhance the learning of students about their ethnic identity and history.

Social Media

Facebook  Facebook

Contact

American Indian Council
aic@weber.edu

 

2019-20 Leadership

Tashina Barber

AIC Advisor

Tashina Barber, Diné (Navajo)

tashinabarber@weber.edu

Nadina Delgado

2019-20 AIC President

Nadina Delgado, Shoshone

nadinadelgado@mail.weber.edu

Amanda Jones

2019-20 American Indian Senator

Amanda Jones, Diné (Navajo)

amandajones4@mail.weber.edu

Events

AIC Welcome Back Blessings & Social (Day & Time TBA)
August 24, 2019 | Saturday                     
3PM - 6 PM | Student Service (SC) 152          
Traditional Welcome - Blessing - Social - Food

2nd Annual Native American College Prep & Scholarship Night
October 29, 2019 | Tuesday
6 PM - 8 PM | D3 Ballrooms, Weber State University Davis, Layton, UT
The AIC in Partnership with the Davis School District Title VI Indian Education Program will host this event to encourage local Native American high school students to prepare for college. Native American representatives from Utah colleges and universities will be in attendance to share information about their respective institutions.

14th Annual Native American Symposium Series:

November 4, 2019 | Monday
Native American Sunrise Ceremony
8:30 AM | Ada Lindquist Plaza

Breakfast with Spiritual Leader
9 AM | Center for Diversity & Unity (CDU) 232

Native American Language Workshop | Details TBA
10:30 AM | Shepherd Union 320

November 5, 2019 | Tuesday
Native Symposium Reception with Navajo Code Talker, Peter MacDonald Sr. 
5 PM | Fireplace Lounge

Native Symposium Keynote Speaker, Navajo Code Talker, Peter MacDonald Sr.
6 PM | Wildcat Theater

November 14, 2019 | Thursday
Film Screening, film TBA
5 PM | Wildcat Theater

43rd Annual "Indigenous Voices Pow-wow" hosted by the American Indian Council
         March 21, 2020 | Saturday
         All Day | Swenson Gymnasium, Weber State University, Ogden, UT
      

Student Life

"Indigenous Voices Hour" Radio Show

Fall 2019 | Tuesdays | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | KWCR Studio

In partnership with KWCR, the AIC hosts the “Indigenous Voices Hour” radio show, where student leaders lead conversations on topics pertaining to the Native American community and highlighting the musical talents of various indigenous musicians and artists. The show provides a platform for engaging the campus and local community while providing students with the opportunity to refine communication and leadership skills.

 

 

 

 

AIC fall 2018!

AIC officers leading campus tour for Diné College visit fall 2018

AIC officers leading campus tour for Diné College visit fall 2018

AIC members volunteering at the 2018 Annual Adopt-A-Native Elder Rug Show in Park City Utah

“Indigenous Voices Hour” radio show hosts in the studio

American Indian Senator & AIC advisor holding honorary plaque presented to AIC during Native American Heritage Month 2018.

 2019 Indigenous Pow-Wow

 

 2019 American Indian Caucus

Native College Night - AIC & DSD Indian Education Program at Davis

Community Resources

Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City
http://www.uicsl.org/

The Urban Indian Center serves as a gathering place where people can participate in familiar Native American community activities such as pow wows and sweat, providing a comfort zone for those who are far away from home. Some of the people may need help with finding work or need basic staples of life assistance until they get on their feet. The Urban Indian Center is a place the people can turn to for assistance in health care, mental health care, and other needs. The UIC provides services that identify and educate our clients concerning preventive care, wellbeing, enjoyment and encouraging better overall health of life within the Native American community.

Utah Department of Health - American Indian/Alaskan Native Initiatives
http://health.utah.gov/indianh/

The American Indian/Alaska Native Initiatives is located in the Division of Family Health & Preparedness, Director’s Office at the Highland Drive Building, Salt Lake City, UT. It is staffed by the Indian Health Liaison ( mzito@utah.gov ) or 801-273-6644. The mission of the initiative is to raise the health status of Utah’s American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population to that of Utah’s general population.

Utah Division of Indian Affairs
https://indian.utah.gov/

The Commission on State Indian Affairs was created in 1953 when the Utah State Legislature passed the “Indian Affairs Act.” The first director for the commission was hired in 1956. The commission was restructured in 1999 as the Division of Indian Affairs. It is currently staffed by the Director, Program Manager, and Administrative Assistant. It is part of the Department of Heritage & Arts.