➜ Trisheena Kills Pretty Enemy was presented with the
Daniel Voyich Award for Indigenous Community Involvement during the 44th
annual American Indian Council Powwow held in March at Montana State
University, in Bozeman. She was also the subject of a feature article in
the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. A member of the class of 2019 at
Montana State University, she served as vice president of the AISES
College Chapter and is headed to graduate school, where she plans to
continue her research in microbiology. For more on Kills Pretty Enemy,
see the Winds of Change 2017–2018 Special College Issue.
➜ Shawaan Jackson-Gamble
was voted Emerging Leader at the 84th Tribal Assembly of the Central
Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Currently a
student at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Wash., Jackson-Gamble
is studying Native environmental science.
➜ Carl Petersen is one of 10 recipients of a $10,000 Dreamstarter grant to develop a video game, called Tipi Builder,
to teach the Lakota language. A computer design major at Dakota State
University in Madison, S.D., Petersen is designing his interactive 3-D
game to engage players in learning conversational Lakota as they build a
tipi. He hopes to open a design studio on the Cheyenne River Indian
Reservation to create jobs and eventually make other games that are
non-stereotypical depictions of Native language and culture. The
Dreamstarter grant program is part of Running Strong for American Indian
Youth, founded by Olympic champion Billy Mills, Oglala Lakota.
➜ Jen VanStrander
has been honored with a Kearse Undergraduate Writing Award from the
College of Liberal Arts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in
Rochester, N.Y. She is a fourth-year international and global studies
student at RIT, where she is active in both AISES and the Native
American Student Association.
The generosity of our Full Circle of Support (FCS) Partners and
Circle of Support Partners is integral to the AISES mission. FCS
Partners are organizations that have established a multiprogram
partnership with AISES for three or more years, while Circle of Support
Partners assist in funding a diverse range of programs and events in the
STEM fields. We wish to thank each for their continued effort to serve
AISES student and professional members.