The Native American Student Association, which is open to all B-W students, aims to promote the awareness of Native American culture from both its history and current events, convey the negative aspects of stereotyping of Native Americans, seeks to teach people about the growing problems facing people living on reservations, and selves as a support group for any Native American on campus.
Last year we helped to sponsor, in association with the Lake Erie Native American Council and the Committee of 500 years, a workshop series on the issue of Native American racism in America. This program brought three nationally-renowned speakers on Native American issues right to the B-W campus. Through a day-long workshop experience, participants were challenged to look beyond the representations of Native American people such as Chief Wahoo to learn about the culture and experience of the Native community.
We also sponsor a yearly trip to Salamanca, New York Seneca Reservation to build a relationship and learn about the Native community. For the past two years we have had the opportunity to visit the Faithkeepers School and learn about the preservation of the Seneca language and tradition in a nontraditional world.
This year we plan to hold monthly programs including workshops on crafts, drumming, dance, storytelling, and Native American history. All students and staff are welcome to attend. In addition, we want to establish relationships with other local college NASA organizations.
This year we are searching to fill several leadership roles within the organization. This it the perfect opportunity for involvement on campus in a leadership position as well as to increase awareness of Native American issues.
Look for more information in the fall and at the Student Activities Fair. Feel free to email Amy Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with any questions.
Baldwin-Wallace College is only a short drive from Cleveland, so there are countless things you can do and see. With a little help from the on-campus organization. Night on the Town (NOTT), B-W students can experience all that the Cleveland area has to offer. Past events have included attending sporting events such as a Cleveland Cavs game and a Cleveland Indians game, a Lolly the Trolley tour, followed by dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, a visit to Swings and Things, arid trips to Cedar Point. All events are provided at a low cost to students and transportation to and from each event is always provided. The first event will be in September with future events continuing monthly.