The American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian Native, and Indigenous students make up the smallest population on-campus. Encompassing a total of 1% of the student population including graduate students as well. Our Native student community is a tight-knit group that has consistently gone above and beyond. In recent years Native students received the two highest awards offered by the university.
AMERICAN INDIAN INDIGENOUS STUDENT ASSOCIATION
AIISA is the only main hub of all the student organizations focused on American Indian and Indigenous identity. The purpose of the American Indian & Indigenous Student Association is to provide a social, nurturing, academic, and community space at UCSB and in the community for all American Indian & Indigenous students.
AMERICAN INDIAN INDIGENOUS ACADEMIC COUNCIL
The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) is an interdisciplinary, international membership-based organization, composed of scholars working in the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies, broadly defined. NAISA has become the premier international and interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.
The Two-Spirit Alliance is one of the sub-organizations under AIISA. Focused on cultivating a community for our two-spirit students on campus.
To learn more about the Two-Spirit Alliance please email the RCSGD or AIICRC.
AMERICAN INDIAN INDIGENOUS ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION
Members of the UCSB chapter of the American Indian Science & Engineering society provide each other peer support; academic, leadership, and professional development opportunities; and career guidance, in advancing the National AISES mission to increase the number of American Indians in science, engineering, and technology disciplines.
This student organization is currently inactive. If you would like to restart this organization, please contact the AIICRC staff for assistance.
AMERICAN INDIAN & INDIGENOUS GARDEN ASSOCIATION
This student organization is one of the sub-organizations under AIISA. Members of the American Indian & Indigenous Gardens Alliance promote health through growing and preparing traditional foods/plants that enhance our medical, physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
To get involved with AIIGA please contact the Native Families Garden Coordinator:
- Ethan Ebedesco – email@example.com
AMERICAN INDIAN & INDIGENOUS GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Members of the American Indian Graduate Student Alliance work to connect self-identified American Indian and Indigenous graduate students within and beyond the UCSB community, provide professional development opportunities, and develop interdisciplinary and relational approaches to American Indian and Indigenous (AII) studies.