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Statement:
The Circle of Tribal nations is an organization dedicated to expand public awareness and preservation of tribal cultures (past and present). The Circle integrates diversity among tribal members in a safe and welcoming environment, enhancing personal growth. Tribal peoples from across the globe are encouraged to join us in exploring and sharing our cultures.  Open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni.  All humans are tribal at some level, so no worries if you have no current connections to tribal communities, that is what we are here for, come join our Circle and feel the strength of the intact hoop of life.


Tribal peoples are changing the global dialog on how people engage with the earth and its natural resources, come be a part of this dynamic shift in world views and social change.
 

We try to serve the tribal alumni as well as current students, especially veterans. We do fundraising that utilizes traditional arts to promote the cultures of our tribal students at FSU.
 

We are in the process of developing an advisory group for the organization, including past presidents, tribal alumni from FSU, tribal community members, and parents/grandparents of current students.
 

If you would like to meet with a representative of the organization individually, please contact President Tori Tori VanOeffelen at vanoeft@ferris.edu or Advisors Scott Herron and Andrea Lodholtz.

 Past -Presidents

Angela Martin-Wabindato (2014)

Shady Amer (2013-2014)

Danielle Voorhies (2012-2013)

Michael Medawis (2012)

Mike VanHorn (2011-2012)

 

Primary Advisor

Dr. Scott M. Herron
herrons@ferris.edu
231-591-2087

Secondary Advisor
Andrea Lodholtz
lodholta@ferris.edu
231-591-3567

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Description

Circle of Tribal Nations is an organization (open to students, faculty, staff and alumni) dedicated to expanding public awareness and preservation of Tribal cultures (past and present). The Circle integrates diversity among tribal members in a safe and welcoming environment, enhancing personal growth.

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Multicultural

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Meeting Day
  • Friday
Meeting Time

10:30 AM

Meeting Location

Latino Center (IRC 131)

Meeting Details

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Meetings are every Friday from 10:30-11:30 in the Latino Center. They are open to everyone interested- you do not have to be Native American! It's a great experience where you will make wonderful friends and learn a lot.

President Name

Tori VanOeffelen

President's Phone Number

616-460-8902

Campus Advisor Name

Dr. Scott M. Herron

Campus Advisor Phone

231-591-2087

Statement

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The Circle of Tribal nations is an organization dedicated to expanding public awareness and preservation of tribal cultures (past and present). The Circle integrates diversity among tribal members in a safe and welcoming environment, enhancing personal growth.Tribal peoples from across the globe are encouraged to join us in exploring and sharing our cultures

Selection Process

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Open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

What do you want people to know about your group?

Why should people join? What makes your group special? What will students gain by being a member?

Tribal peoples are changing the global dialog on how people engage with the earth and its natural resources. Come be a part of this dynamic shift in world views and social change while learning, making memories, and creating friendships!

Philanthropy

Does your group have a fundraising, volunteer, or service initiative? Do you consistently work with a non profit organization?

We try to serve the tribal alumni as well as current students, especially veterans. We do fundraising that utilizes traditional arts to promote the cultures of our tribal students at FSU.

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RSO Status

Good Standing

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Finance Division Status

Finance eligible