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Native American Student Union

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The Native American Student Union (NASU) at the University of Oregon assists American Indian, Alaskan Natives, and Indigenous Peoples in maintaining cultural values while pursuing their educational goals. NASU emphasizes the support of, the safety of, and the educational success of the Native American community. NASU is also actively involved in recruitment and retention of both High School and College Native American students. The NASU organization seeks to treat all people fairly and equally within the organization as well as within the community. Diversity is respected within the Native community as well as outside of it. NASU maintains an alcohol and drug free ethic.

The Native American Student Union is a multiethnic group comprised of Native Students from different nations as well as allies. The Native American Student Union works with tribes as well as schools/organizations in urban centers to maintain cultural awareness. Our organization holds many events throughout the school year, and these events promote the cultural development of our campus, as well as recruit future students. We promote health awareness, a space to develop identity and safe space.

The Native American Student Union is one of the oldest groups on campus, as well as one of the smallest communities. We struggle to recruit and retain Native students to campus via programming. It is very important that Indigenous communities as well as the majority population understand issues that indigenous people of this land are facing.

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Thanks But No Thanks-giving: Decolonizing an American Holiday

Millions of families gather together every year to celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Many Americans do not grow up thinking much of the history...

11/20 2pm

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Gerald J Ross

Gerald J Ross 10/15/2016

Dear Native American Student Union :

As a representative of POEM (Post Office to Eugene Museum), a community group seeking to repurpose the historic downtown post office into a people's art museum and a group with a blog ( , I would like to introduce myself and my group to the Confederated Tribes of Oregon.

Please see blog on this effort: Look for Memorandum of Agreement signed by government preservation officials.

We have a scheduled meeting with an aide to Senator Jeff Merkley for Tuesday morning, 10/18 and would appreciate any feedback before then, if possible. Right now, I am just hoping for an expression of interest in the project. If this seems like a project worthy of tribal attention and time, why would you be interested and who would be my best contact person going forward.


Jerry Ross