Native American Club provides community and support for students


Josh Bridges

The Broadside

The Native American Club is here to help students and the community.

They meet weekly to help with Native American issues and academic success.

A few of their goals are to “promote equality and fairness through cultural sharing, work together on educational goals, provide a support system and networking opportunities in the community,” according to their website.

“More than 232 Native Americans are attending the college,” says Sheena Courtney, Vice President of the Native American Club. The club wants more people to join the club.

“In April we will have a traditional salmon bake. The whole community is welcome to come, and we certainly could use volunteers to help. We have been doing it for 10 years.” says Cruz Mueller, club treasurer.

Students may check the Native American Club website for further updates or they can contact club members in the multicultural center.

Areas  of interest to the club is creating activities for students and “cultural preservation for all tribes and groups represented in the club and community,”according to their constitution.

“Our tentative activities include making baby moccasins for the Warm Springs tribe and putting together food baskets for the hungry, however, we also raise money for students,” Vice President Sheena Courtney explains.

Students do not have to be a Native American to join the club. The club is open to students from multicultural backgrounds. Part of their goal is to bring diverse groups together for academics and support. Most students need a little support to make their college experience successful. The Native American Club offers that support.

You may contact Josh Bridges at jbridges@cocc.edu


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