Native American Support
Multicultural Affairs puts students first. We provide a caring space on campus in which students can feel comfortable discussing any challenges they face or the victories they achieve. Our services include:
• FAFSA assistance
• Scholarship/internship assistance
• Faculty advising for student groups
• Cultural programming
Native American Events
Multicultural Affairs and Omaha Public Schools partner together to host speakers and programs at UNO. We invite Native American artists, actors, musicians, and motivational speakers to connect with students on our campus.
Currently, we sponsor three annual Native American events at UNO:
UNO Native American Film Festival
November 5-6, 2016
Wamblii Sapa Memorial Pow Wow
All Native American events on campus are free of charge.
We host the Circle of Grandmothers once a month where grandmothers from the Native American community can come together at UNO. Visitors and various experts help to explain challenges that are faced by our grandchildren in today’s world.
Multicultural Affairs actively recruits Native American students by working with many different organizations to create strong opportunities.
We works closely with the Native Indigenous Centered Education (NICE) program and host their Summer Film Camp at UNO. The Summer Film Camp is a weeklong film camp for Native American Students held in the UNO library. Ten to 15 students come to campus to create an individual film and have the opportunity to showcase their film at the film festival held in November.
We also collaborate with the Service Learning Academy and Omaha area schools so UNO students can have the opportunity to mentor Native American students in our community.
We also work with Ho-Chunk Development on the Winnebago Reservation on a grant called “Challenge Our Youth to Succeed.” We visit the Winnebago and Omaha Reservations twice a month to work with students on college preparedness and sponsor FAFSA and scholarship nights.
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