Welcome!

Native American Center (NAC) 

Native American Center Coordinator: Vacant 

Student Staff: BriAnna Roehrborn


Visit our new location: 

Student Services Center (SSC) Room 204

715-346-3576 

nac@uwsp.edu

BriAnna Roehrborn: My name is BriAnna Roehrborn and besides being one of the Native American Center's student staff here on campus. I previously served as the the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). I am a first generation student of mixed race and am currently completing my Bachelors in Nursing. My tribal affiliation is Kiowa, and I was born near their reservation in Oklahoma, yet raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin, so I pride myself in being both a Midwesterner and someone with a lot of Southern influences.


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Unique within the University of Wisconsin system, the Native American Center, otherwise known as the NAC, was established in 1978 to "respond to the self-defined needs and goals of Native American communities throughout Wisconsin." Historically, many of the NAC's activities have sought to "empower Wisconsin Indian people through quality education programs and technical assistance."


MISSION STATEMENT: 

To develop and support educational programs, projects, and initiatives to encourage the perpetuation of tribal languages and cultural traditions among Native American communities in Wisconsin. 

To promote fellowship among the American Indian community of central Wisconsin.

To foster the formal and informal educational goals of American Indian people.

To identify, transform, and utilize educational resources that address the needs of Wisconsin tribes in a manner commensurate with the cultural values of tribal communities. 

To advance public education concerning American Indians on the UWSP campus and in surrounding communities.