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AIHEC Student Congress

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Student Congress was created to secure student recognition of civil and student rights, voice the needs of students, ensure the pursuit of self-determination by students and the quality of education for students, and enhance and support the consortium’s effort within the realm of American Indian higher education. The mission of the AIHEC Student Congress is to develop, support and encourage Native American communities and students of the member institutions to follow AIHEC’s goals to achieve their own spiritual, cultural and education goals.

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is the collective spirit and unifying voice of the nation’s 37 tribal colleges AIHECongress2014and universities—a unique community of federally-recognized public institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Since 1972, AIHEC serves its network of member institutions through public policy, advocacy, research, and program initiatives to ensure strong tribal sovereignty through excellence in American Indian higher education. For more information about AIHEC or tribal colleges and universities, go to www.aihec.org.

Jamelyn Ebelacker, (Santa Clara Pueblo) a New Media Arts major, has been elected as the 2013-14 AIHEC Student Congress (ASC) vice-president. She serves as the liaison between the respective member institutions of the ASC and the AIHEC Board of Directors, and conducts business on behalf of the ASC Board of Trustees, under the guidance of and in consultation with the ASC Advisor.


TBA – 2014 AIHEC Student Conference in Browning, MT

For more information, contact Nocona Burgess, Activities Coordinator, 505-424-2339 or nburgess@iaia.edu.