American Indian Business Leaders

The mission of AIBL is to increase the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures through education and leadership development opportunities.

AIBL is the only American Indian non-profit organization solely dedicated to empowering business students in the United States.  Our programs are designed to engage students in activities that stimulate, enhance, and expand educational experiences beyond traditional academic methods. 

All students are encouraged to participate in AIBL regardless of race, academic major, or career objectives.  AIBL was organized in January 1994 and was recongnized as a 501(c)(3) in 1995 on the University of Montana's campus in Missoula as a result of the founder, and first Executive Director, Michelle Henderson's (Assiniboine) master thesis. 

The original idea evolved from concern expressed by many tribal leaders that recognized a critical need for educated, experienced members to assist with tribal economic development efforts.

Executive Vice President: Danielle Joe
Advisor: Michael Valdez 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society(AISES) strives to increase the representation of Native American, First Nations, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Indigenous peoples in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. 

President: Seth Culver
Advisor: Jessica Rupe

Buffalo Council

Buffalo Council is an organization of storytelling, feeds, and collaborations with other RSOs to bring a greater awareness on campus of the different Native cultures and foods to Fort Lewis College.

President: Allie Williams
Advisor: Laura Owens

Diné Club

Diné Club is for everyone, if you're from the city or the rez, come hang out and dive deeper into what it means to be native on campus.  The Diné Club at Fort Lewis College, promotes cultural diversity through our own culture as well as other rich cultures of the Southwest. 

 

President: Dennison Blackhair

Advisor: Simon Chief

Indigenous Society of Psychologists

Indigenous Society of Psychologists is an organization with the intent of creating supportive relationships that provide a professional network within the field of Psychology.  Our members work together to raise awareness for the mental health conditions that impact indigenous communities.  The educational resources we share further advance our understanding of Psychology, and our communal support gives students the tools they need to become leaders.

 

President: Ashley Williamson

Advisor: Megan Wrona

Pueblo Alliance

Pueblo Alliance is an on-campus club dedicated to cultivating Native American Pueblo identity her at Fort Lewis College. 

We are committed to bringing together diverse groups of students to network, share, and learn about the rich culture and identity of the 21 Indigenous Pueblos throughout the southwest. 

Our mission is to work together to organize fun, exciting events on campus, and give students the opportunity to get to know one another in an atmosphere that celebrates the values of community, pueblo style.  Our biggest event, 'The Annual Feast Day', is one in which we invite various pueblo dance groups, host keynote speakers, provide workshops, and cater guests with awesome cultural foods! Come join us!!

President: Jackson Suazo
Advisor: Laura Owens

You can find us on Facebook at: Pueblo Alliance

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists from college student to professionals to attain advanced degrees, career, and positions of leadership in science. 

The primary goal of this organization is to increase the retention rates of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans studying science at Fort Lewis College and to assist them to attain the highest achievements they seek. 

President: Lindsey Charley

Advisor: Steve Fenster

Wanbli Ota

Wanbli Ota means Many Eagles in the Lakota language.

We are a student-run, non-profit organization at Fort Lewis College. Our goal is to promote cultural diversity on campus as well as in our surrounding communities. Our events happen throughout the academic year, and our biggest event is the annual Hozhoni Days celebration and Pow Wow.  Anyone is welcome to join Wanbli Ota.  We welcome all new members!

President: Raquel Thomas
Advisor: Alyssa Tapaha