NativeOSU

NativeOSU is a student community that provides support and creates space for Native American and Indigenous students to explore and understand their personal identity, develop leadership opportunities and build community. NativeOSU also promotes the awareness of issues concerning Native American and Indigenous students and advances the education and understanding of Native American and Indigenous culture among cohort members and the university community.

NativeOSU meetings are held every week on Wednesdays from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change Alonso Family Room.

For more information about how to get involved, email Madison Eagle.

Want to discuss academics, career options, graduate school, interpersonal issues, student organization support, or any other topics with Madison? Schedule Your Empowerment and Success (YES!) meeting online at go.osu.edu/MeetWithMadison.

 

Fall 2022 Schedule:

8/31

Intros and Icebreakers: 

This week we will be doing Introductions and Ice Breakers. Come get to know your fellow Indigenous peers and connect with each other over fun games and interactive get to know you activites.

 

9/7

Campus Connections: Dr. Elissa Washuta

Join us to hear about the personal and professional journey of Dr. Elissa Washuta a faculty member in the Department of English. 

She is also the new Director for the American Indian Studies Minor Program and will be sharing the benefits or and requirements for the minor. You can learn more about Dr. Washuta here. 

 

9/14

Building Trust and Connection

This week we will be participating in community building activities to connect Indigenous peers to each other, build trust, and find support in each other. 

 

9/21

Who am I? Identity Discussion

Join us for a dialogue on Native American and Indigenous identity, explore our own understanding of what it means to be Indigenous, how we navigate issues of identity, and what we need to be our authentic selves. 

 

9/28

What does it mean to be me in the World, US, and at OSU?

Indigenous group members will bring an article or current event for discussion. We’ll talk about the issues and find common themes that connect each issue discussed. 

 

10/5

Campus Connections: Dr. Matt Anderson

Join us to hear about the personal and professional journey of Dr. Matt Anderson, an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology. Learn more about Dr. Anderson here. 

 

10/12

Fall Break- No Meeting

 

10/19

Trust and Identity 

Join us for a dialogue on Native American and Indigenous identity, explore the historical context of how colonization defines identity, how we navigate identity politics, and what we need to decolonize Indigenous identity issues. 

 

10/26

Managing Stress and Mental Health

This week we will be discussing self-care and community care, and how traditional practices can help our mental health. Discussion will also feature beading/crafting together. 

 

11/2

Movie and Craft Night!

This week will be a fun movie night! We will get out the beading/craft supplies and watch the movie “More than Frybread” a mockumentary comedy on a Frybread competition.

 

11/9

My Voice, My Advocacy

Join us for a discussion on advocacy, how we use our voice, and what our personal style is in handling self/community advocacy. 

 

11/16

Campus Connections: Dr. Tim San Pedro

Join us to hear about the personal and professional journey of Dr. Tim San Pedro, a faculty member in the Department of Teaching and Learning. You can learn more about Dr. San Pedro here. 

 

11/30

Setting Boundaries:

Join us for our last official meeting of the semester. We’ll be talking about managing boundaries with family over winter break. We will also get out beading/craft supplies. 

 

12/7

Self-Care, Community-Care and Study Space

This bonus session will be a self-care and study space. Come to study, beading and crafts will be available as well.