➜ The new Wind Walkers Pre-College Chapter at Laramie High School
in Laramie, Wyo., is poised to learn about STEM careers and plans to
meet with other chapters and attend AISES events. Linda Temte, a chapter
sponsor, emphasizes that the group wants to be inclusive and welcome
everyone, not just Indigenous students interested in STEM. They are the
first pre-college chapter in Wyoming outside the Wind River Reservation.
➜ McGill University chapter president Joel Grant was quoted in the McGill Tribune
supporting the school’s new Indigenous Equity Fund, which will support
student organizations. Grant pointed out that the funds will enable the
chapter to get involved in Indigenous STEM initiatives even beyond the
university and to be active in the expansion of AISES (.caISES) in
➜ Members of the College Chapter at Northeastern State University, in in Tahlequah, Okla., participated in a storytelling event marking Native American Heritage Month.
➜ Efforts by members of the University of California, Long Beach
College Chapter to revitalize the maritime traditions of the Tongva,
Chumash, Acjachemen, and other coastal communities were recognized in a
report by public television station KCET. The students are helping
restore a traditional Chumash plank canoe.
➜ Last October the College Chapter at Colorado State University
celebrated the 37th annual AISES Powwow in honor of Native American
Heritage Month. The school’s Native American Cultural Center, where the
powwow is held, marked its 40th anniversary in 2019.
➜ McKalee Steen, president of the Vanderbilt University College Chapter,
applauded the resolution of the student government to recognize
Indigenous Peoples Day and urged the school to acknowledge at
commencement and other major events that the campus is built on Cherokee
and Sewanee lands.