The Indigenous Student Alliance (ISA) won this year's Student Club of the Year award. The highlight of the Native American student group's activities was "Ziigwaniniimi'idiing: Spring Pow-wow" on March 31 in the Reif Gymnasium. It featured a grand entry, prayer and honor song for veterans, a feast, inter-tribal tancing, eight drum circles and arts and crafts vendors.
"I'm so proud that we got this recognition," Mary Pyawasit, a senior, said of the award. "We weren't looking for that, but it's nice. I hope it inspires everyone to keep going and being involved in the club. We'd like to see the pow-wow be an annual thing."
"Students felt that if they are going to become native teachers, social workers and nurses on the reservations that it would be good to know how to help organize cultural events such as a spring pow-wow," said Monica White, assistant professor of the College's Native Teaching Program and ISA advisor.