AISA - Augsburg Indigenous Student Association

Commissioned Student Organization at Augsburg University

2012-13 Officers: Rikki Dalton, President; D'Angelo York, Vice President; Joseph Vital, Secretary; Christa Danko, Treasurer; Event Coordinator, Craig Beaulieu; Marketing/PR Coordinator, Liberty Greene.

2011-12 Officers: John Boyd, President; R. Vincent Moniz Jr.,Vice President; Pamela Johns, Treasurer; Veronica Cloud, Social Chair; D'Angelo York, Public Relations Coordinator; Jennifer Weber, Powwow Chair

Operating as usual


Feb. 12! Bring your own snag, nayeee
Hagfors 151, 3pm!
We will be decorating valentines cookies and handing out goody bags! 💌


Here are the events that AISS is planning for this Spring! We hope to see at some of them!


Join AISS & AISA - Augsburg Indigenous Student Association and make your own Ribbon skirt or shirt on 11/19 from 12pm-6pm in Oyate Commons. No experience necessary! It is recommended to come at the start of the workshop as may take most of the day to complete your project. Lunch will be provided.


This year, AISS is fundraising to have a traditional Native American graduate honoring ceremony with culturally appropriate blankets for American Indian students graduating from Augsburg. Your support will help to fund this ceremony! Scan the QR code or go to to donate today!


Join AISS & AISA - Augsburg Indigenous Student Association for the Indigenous Book Club on Tuesday, November 14th from 5:30pm to 7pm in the Augsburg Room. We will be reading Shutter by Ramona Emerson. RSVP at Email [email protected] with questions.


Join us in recognizing Orange Shirt Day, a national day of remember of those who survived Indian boarding schools and those who did not come home. Orange shirts will be available for Augsburg students, staff, and faculty on Thurs. 9/28 & Fri. 9/29 from 9am-4:30pm in the Oyate Commons. This event is co-sponsored by AISA - Augsburg Indigenous Student Association


Join us on Weds. Oct. 4th from 3pm-5pm in the Food Lab (Hagfors) for the Honoring Indigenous Identities and Foods workshop! We will be discussing the role of food in Indigenous communities and making posole! Sponsored by Latinx Student Services, Campus Kitchen, and AISS.


Join AISA for our Welcome Back Meeting on Friday, Sept. 8th from 2pm-3pm in Murphy Square! We will be serving Indian Tacos! See you there!

Photos from AISA - Augsburg Indigenous Student Association's post 08/03/2023

Ogitigaaniwaa/ Oyáte Thówužu (The People’s Garden) is in full bloom!

This garden serves as a chance to reintroduce the awesiinhyag (wild plants) to Dakota homelands. With this project, we hope that Native students at Augsburg will have the opportunity and space to enhance their relationship with the plant relatives.

Thank you to AISA and the ESC team for helping steward this land!

These plants have so graciously come to share their gifts with us all! Thank you to the Plant Nation for all of the life you sustain us with ✨❤️🌿


Put this on your calendar and come join us to learn about the many opportunities available!!


Boozhoo giinawaa! Hello everyone!

AISA and EAC will be hosting a bonfire tonight to celebrate the ending of Earth Month.

Our theme this year is sharing your gifts! As Indigenous people, we understand that every living being has gifts they carry that were given by the Creator. Part of the responsibility of having these gifts, is that we share them with the living beings around us.

There will be invited speakers, and an opportunity to share your gifts are our open mic! Desserts from Rebecca’s Bakery will be provided, as well as s’mores too! Gluten free options will be available too.

We will be raffling off some gift cards to local coffee, food, and book stores near campus!

Some blankets will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own as well!

We had so much fun throwing on this event for everyone last year.

Bring your friends, and join us this evening from 6-9pm in the community garden behind Hagfors!

Timeline photos 04/19/2023

Our newly elected AISA President Drew Gross won an award this weekend at the Augsburg Leadership Awards!

Drew was nominated and awarded the Peer Education Award.

Congratulations Drew! ✨❤️

Photos from Red Lake Nation College's post 03/27/2023

On behalf on AISA, thank you to everyone who attended, and helped plan this event.

We would like to give a special shoutout our advisor Gabby Allan for your guidance in making this event happen.

Thank you to our staff, Randy Gresczyk, Miziway Desjarlait, Reuben Kitto Stately, and John Bobolink for making this night flow effortlessly.

Chii-Miigwech to the staff and students of the Red Lake Nation College Minneapolis Site for the partnership of this event.

Thank you to the staff of the Gatherings Cafe for providing our community members with a healthy meal.

Thank you to the Mosaic Venue for hosting us.

Also, special shout-out to Dominic for helping us with planning, and the booking of the venue. Also, thank you for being able to help our community with the parking situation. We really appreciate your extra help.

Also, thank you to the AISA board for your leadership in planning and coordinating this event.

A huge thank you to all of our invited singers, and the other singers who showed up to share their gifts with us all. The songs were jammin!

Last but not least, thank you to all of our community members who showed up, and celebrated with us. It wouldn’t have been a round dance without all of our beautiful community members who showed up, and danced with us. We are so grateful to have shared the night with you all.

We hope to do this again next year! We are still glowing from all the good feelings we experienced over the weekend.

We appreciate everyone who traveled from far and wide to attend this event. We hope you all made it home safely. See you all at the next community event!



Official flier for our round dance today! Had to make a slight adjustment to the singer lineup. See you all there!


Today and tomorrow! All materials provided, as well as a meal

Join us March 23 & 24, 2023 from 5pm-8pm in the Oyate Commons for Ribbon Shirt & Skirt Making Workshops! Mary Waukau will be available to help you make your items. No previous experience necessary. All materials will be provided along with dinner each evening! Sponsored by American Indian Student Services and the AISA - Augsburg Indigenous Student Association.


Boozhoo giinawaa!

We made a few changes to the lineup so this is our updated and current flier. More information in regards to parking can be found using the QR code below.

Please email [email protected], or message our page for any questions you may have.

Please keep in mind that there is a 200 people limit that we must enforce due to fire code, and spatial limitations of the venue.

We’re excited to see you all this weekend! Have a great week everyone!


Full flier is live! We’ll see you all in less than 2 weeks! Let’s get our round dance on ✨❤️

(Beginning of the Spring Dance)
March 25th, 5-9 pm.
Round dance with us!
RLNC-MPLS and Augsburg University student partnership.
A meal will be provided.


Save the date!

AISA in partnership with the Red Lake Nation College will be hosting a Spring Round Dance. The feast will be catered by the Gatherings Cafe. A parking voucher will be provided, as long as you park in the underground parking of the Mosaic Venue.

Get your mocs and skirts/shirts ready, and we’ll see you all there!

*Keep an eye out for the full flier that will be posted later on this week.


Join us for the March Powwow!


Join us March 23 & 24, 2023 from 5pm-8pm in the Oyate Commons for Ribbon Shirt & Skirt Making Workshops! Mary Waukau will be available to help you make your items. No previous experience necessary. All materials will be provided along with dinner each evening! Sponsored by American Indian Student Services and the AISA - Augsburg Indigenous Student Association.


JOIN US on February 14 at the MMIWR 2023: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives March at East Phillips Community and Cultural Center. Speakers start at 11am with March beginning at NOON. ALL are welcome!

This year's event is sponsored by Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition, Minneapolis American Indian Center, Indian Health Board of Minneapolis, Inc., Native American Community Development Institute - NACDI, Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, and Little Earth Residents Association.


Hello Auggies!

Next week AISA will be hosting a paint night. Come join us in a East Commons for an hour as we connect as a community, and enjoy food and art.

No experience necessary, and all supplies are provided.

This will be a great way to relax and ground yourself, and also socialize and meet new students on campus.

Mark your calendars, and we’ll see you all next week!


AISA Game Night tomorrow! 🏓🎮

Join us in the student lounge from 7:30-9pm for an evening of competition, socializing, and snacking!

This is our last event for Native American Heritage month -bring your friends too!

Giga-waabamin naagaj! See you all later!


This weekend! Thank you RLNC for sharing your space to bring creative projects into fruition!

Minneapolis Sewing and Beading Workshop open to the community this Saturday! Come join us from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Photos from Red Lake Nation College's post 11/18/2022
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