COMMUNITY. EDUCATION. UNDERSTANDING.
CREATE A SENSE OF COMMUNITY FOR NATIVE STUDENTS
FOSTER EDUCATION THROUGH DIALOGUE AND CREATIVITY
RECRUIT NATIVE AND NON-NATIVE STUDENTS AND ALLIES
ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL, STRATEGIC ACTION
We are an inter-tribal organization comprised of UNT students who are Native American/American Indian/Indigenous identifying and our allies and friends. Joining the Native American Student Association does not require enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or CBID, just an open mind and excitement to learn.
TRIBES / NATIONS REPRESENTED SINCE 2017
MEMBERS ARE UNDERGRAD AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
We plan and execute both public events and events exclusive to NASA members. All of our initiatives are designed to educate our audience and provide accurate, factual information about Native and Indigenous cultures and practices.
We see a future where Native and Indigenous students at UNT thrive - not only in their studies, but in their communities. Through our initiatives, our members grow in cultural knowledge, communication, and leadership, and develop skills to empower their relations after graduating. By fostering thoughtful projects with intent, not only do we reach Native and Indigenous student consciousness, but we create networks of understanding within our university and beyond.
THE NASA EFFECT
Studies have shown that cultural involvement helps Native students succeed in education. Other studies suggest that all students would be positively impacted by incorporating Native values into the higher education model.
OF UNT STUDENT POPULATION IS NATIVE AMERICAN (2017)
TRIBAL NATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES
FEDERALLY-RECOGNIZED TRIBES IN TEXAS
TRIBAL NATIONS IN OKLAHOMA, 2 LARGEST WITHIN 1 HOUR OF DENTON
Ruth T., Northern Cheyenne/Lakota
Being a part of NASA has been one the highlights of my college career. As a young indigenous woman in today's world, I feel like I've finally found a sense of community and a space where I feel like I can be heard and acknowledged.
Lane B., Tsalagi
NASA has helped me find my place at UNT. It's given me a sense of belonging and community; it's my family.
Deante M., Pima
NASA is a safe space for Native students and allies to connect spiritually, culturally, and in the community. I've been able to find a second family and others should join because it'll help them grow positively and meet friends that'll become family.