Native American & Indigenous Studies Program
The Native American & Indigenous Studies (former AISA) Studies Alliance
An organization of students and faculty associated with the Native American & Indigenous
Studies Program that meets twice each month to discuss general disciplinary matters
as well as the research projects of the group's individual members. This group addresses
methodological matters, pedagogical questions, and other questions pertaining to investigation
and interpretation. Native cultural exploration is at the heart of this group's interests
and, therefore, Native cultural events are supported by the Alliance each year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society is a private non-profit organization
which nurtures the building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional
Native values. AISES is a national organization and its activities vary each year
but have included performances, art shows, theater productions, and food sales. Membership
is open to all who feel they may benefit from this organization.
In 1971 the American Indian students attending the University of Wyoming founded the
Keepers of the Fire. They recognized the need to preserve and promote cultural diversity
on the university campus. The name, Keepers of the Fire has a very special meaning.
It is meant to imply that the "fire" of Indian culture must be protected and kept
by those who value its worth. We are dedicated to promoting our heritage and culture
through activities such as the Annual Spring Pow-wow. We sponsor activities that provide
information about our people to those who are not familiar with American Indian culture.