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The Native American Student Movement (NASM) is an organization open to all American Indian students enrolled at MATC. NASM was founded by American Indian students to promote higher education among Indian students, to provide student support in order to retain Indian students on campus and to establish communication and understanding between the college and American Indian students. Through cultural activities and social functions, NASM is committed to promoting cultural awareness throughout the college. The NASM office provides American Indian students with a place to meet other Indian students, a quiet area to study, or just a place to relax between classes.

For more information, please contact:
Kate Foth at fothk@matc.edu

Upcoming Meetings

NASM Meeting Dates: Spring 2013
All meetings will be in S322

Thursday, March 21: 3 - 4 p.m. – Native American Awareness Month Meeting
Thursday, March 28: 3 - 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 11: 3 - 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 11: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Popcorn
Friday, April 12: 2 - 3:30 p.m. – Officers only
Wednesday, April 24: 12 – 4 p.m. – Popcorn
Thursday, April 2: NO MEETING

Friday, May 3: 2 - 3:30 p.m. – Officers only
Tuesday, May 7: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Popcorn
Thursday, May 9: 3 - 4 p.m. – recapping Native American awareness Month
Thursday, May 16: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Popcorn
Thursday, May 23: 3 - 4 p.m.

* Special meeting dates may be added;
   new meetings will be announced via social media outlets and email.

Women's Talking Circle

Goal/Purpose
The Talking Circle was formed to strengthen our sense of community while making life long connections both personally and professionally. If you would like to take part in this Women's Talking Circle, please feel free to come the day of. There is no cost associated with participating in this group and is open to all women who would like to join.

How does this all work?
In Some Native American cultures there is a ritual called, "What is Left Unsaid?" and is practiced in various ways. In one instance, the group gathers in a circle and uses what is called a "Talking Feather". Whoever has the feather is the one that states what has been on their mind but hasn't been said. When they finished talking, the feather is handed to the next person in a clockwise direction and the next person says what they have left unsaid. This is called a "Talking Circle."

What are the Guidelines of the Talking Circle?
1 – When the "Talking Feather" comes to you, you may talk about whatever is in your heart or on your mind without being interrupted.
2 – Respect of one another's thoughts, views, and opinions.
3 – CONFIDENTIALITY is mandatory to keep the communication lines open to those who choose to share.

Meeting every Monday through May 20, 2013
Downtown Campus, Room S-322
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

2012-2013 Officers

President  Katie Doxtater (Stockbridge Munsee and Oneida)
Vice President Tonia Krahenbuhl (Menominee)
Secretary Tiela Quintero (Menominee)
Treasurer Marla Wade (Oneida)

 

Advisor

Kate Foth
Room M504
fothk@matc.edu
414-297-7296

Katherine Doxtater
Room M428
414-297-8591

Tanya Torres
Room M238
414-297-7692