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Student Organizations

Native American & Indigenous Collective (NAIC)

A student-led organization at UT Austin engaged with the principles of Native empowerment, transnational, and intertribal unity, scholarship, and community. NAIC strives to create a supportive space for Native American and Indigenous students and is open to any UT student invested in the aforementioned principles. NAIC is housed at the Multicultural Engagement Center (SAC 1.102).

Stay connected with the NAIC Facebook page here. 

Indigenous Student People's Association (NAIPA)

Indigenous Student Peoples Association (NAIPA), a graduate student organization, is intended to visibilize scholarship and community work by Indigenous faculty, students and community organizers, and their allies, for and concerning Indigenous peoples, in order to facilitate dialogue, support, and action. NAIPA is both a critical community and a critical forum for inter-tribal, cross-cultural, hemispheric, and global dialoguing on Native/Indigenous lives, in order to learn about, support, and seek solutions to critical matters affecting Native communities. These matters studied and addressed by some of our student members include language and cultural revitalization, gender and sexual violence, migration and displacement, political mobilization and land rights, urban and diasporic experiences, and afro-indigenous experiences.

Indigenous Danza Ollinyolotl

Indigenous Danza Ollinyollotl is a student led Aztec Dance practice that is held weekly, locations TBD depending on days and weather. Ollinyollotl translates to "Movement of the Heart" in Nahuatl. Together, we practice Danza Azteca (Aztec Dance) to the beat of a drum and teach each other songs that are in indigenous languages of this land. These danzas originate in Mesoamerica and have been practiced for millennia. They have been passed down to indigenous students from indigenous mentors who have been practicing them for decades. This is an inclusive safe space where we want to learn and help strengthen each other holistically. Mind, Body, Heart, Spirit. For further information, go to: https://utexas.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/danzaazteca

Contact

NAIC Leaders:

NAIPA Leaders: 

  • Jessica Sanchez (Co-Chairs): jlsanchez@utexas.edu 
  • Pablo Millalen (Co-Chairs): pmillalen129@gmail.com 
  • Juan Tiney (Co-Chairs): tichijuan@gmail.com 
  • Judith Landeros (Treasurer) 
  • Jermani Ojeda (GSA Representative) 
  • Kaila Schedeen (GSA Representative) 
  • Pilar Martinez (Social Media Chair) 
  • Azucena Pacheco (Undergraduate Affairs Liason)
  • Angela Tapia (Writing/Feedback Workshop)
  • Monste Madariaga (Writing/Feedback Workshop)

Indigenous Danza Contact: DanzaOllinyollotl@gmail.com