In August 2020, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke was awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution Program. The five-year grant was awarded to build upon the university's ability to serve low-income and American Indian students. The grant proposed the creation of an American Indian Heritage Center (AIHC) to centralize programming for American Indian students at UNCP. The AIHC will provide cultural, social and academic program for American Indian students as well as educational programming for non-Native faculty, staff, and students.
The AIHC is housed on the 2nd floor of Old Main.
The American Indian Heritage Center would like to congratulate the 182 American Indian students who are graduating from UNC Pembroke this spring! Way to go Class of 2021!
Do not stress - take a break!
Join the American Indian Heritage Center staff for donuts, coffee, and other snacks as we celebrate the end of the spring semester. We will also have free study materials for you! Stop by Old Main 245 anytime between 10:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday, May 12th. We look forward to seeing you!
Meet Your Peeps
Stop by the University Center (UC) patio from 12-4pm on Wednesday, April 28th to connect with American Indian student organizations on campus and meet faculty/staff. Celebrate the upcoming LDOC with grape ice cream (while supplies last)!
Jesus & Therapy: Can We Have Both?
Join us for a virtual panel discussion about the relationship between religion and mental health in American Indian communities. Can we have a relationship with Jesus and a therapist, or are they mutually exclusive? Don't miss this engaging conversation with insight from a local American Indian pastor and mental health professionals. The event will take place on April 22, from 2-3:30pm. Register at uncp.edu/jesustherapyregister.
Zoom link: uncp.edu/jesustherapyzoom
Meeting ID: 944 7060 5131 Passcode: 843905
National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Southeast Regional Virtual Meeting
UNCP faculty, staff, and students are invited to join Dr. Connie Locklear (Director of the Robeson County Indian Education Program) for an opportunity to learn about the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) on April 20th from 12-2pm. Participants will learn of opportunities to get involved with the national organization and meet NIEA members from the Southeast Region. Register at uncp.edu/niearegister.
Zoom Link: uncp.edu/nieazoom
Meeting ID: 952 2272 5724 Passcode: 553065
Non-traditional students are invited to join us virtually on April 19th to learn how to achieve balance as a student and manage stress. Dr. Michele Fazio will lead a discussion and meditation activity from 2-3pm. Students can also pick up a stress relief kit during the week of April 19-23 in Old Main 245.
Indigenizing Higher Education Through Indigenous Narratives and Praxis with Dr. Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn
April 13, 2021, 12-1:30pm
Join us for this FREE virtual event to learn how to better support American Indian students in higher education. Open to all UNCP Faculty & Staff.
Missed it? Find the recording here.
Resume Writing Workshop & Professional Headshots
The UNCP Career Center and the American Indian Heritage Center will be hosting a Resume Writing Session and Professional Headshot Session.
The virtual resume writing session will be held on April 7 from 12 - 1 pm. Register at uncp.edu/resumeregister; Webex link for resume session at uncp.edu/resumesession.
The professional headshot session will be held on April 14 from 10 am - 2 pm. Limited slots are available and are by appointment only. Email the Career Center at email@example.com for appointment times.
For more info, contact: 910.775.4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"An Evening with Indigenous Women in STEM"
To celebrate Women's History Month, the American Indian Heritage Center presents "An Evening with Indigenous Women in STEM." The event will take place virtually on Thursday, March 11th from 6:00-7:00pm. Panelists will include:
Ashley Lomboy: Global Information Security Manager, Corning Optical Fiber and Cable
Heather Oxendine: Initiative Management Manager, Duke Energy Corporation
Liz Cummings: Director of IT Support Services, UNC Pembroke
Kindra Locklear: Program Manager, Arctic Information Technology
Summer Montez: Field Technician, Verizon Business Group
Audrey Oxendine: Chief, Energies and Utilities Branch, Fort Bragg US Army
***To register for this event, please complete this brief form.
Grab & Go Goody Bags
February 17, 2021