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Circle of Nations Indigenous Association (CNIA)

As an organization, we are dedicated to increasing the awareness of the Native American culture and history at UMM as well as in the surrounding Morris communities. Our organization's purposes are as follows: To offer a culturally sensitive support network for both Native and non-Native students on campus To encourage our members to strive for academic excellence and scholastic achievement through cooperation with campus services that offer support To promote service learning and civic engagement opportunities for members through cooperation with campus partners, other student organizations, and the local community To promote, support, and celebrate the Native American Heritage through cultural and social programming To foster cooperation and understanding with members, the campus, and local community in any effort to correct misrepresentations of Native American culture and/or tradition We meet weekly at 7PM on Tuesdays in the Multi-Ethnic Resource (MRC or MSP) lounge.

Meetings: Tuesday @7, weekly

Website: Link


  • Academic and Professional
  • Activities and Programming
  • Arts and Performance
  • Cultural and Ethnic
  • Political/Social Action
  • Service
  • Special Interest

Constitution: Link

Classification: University Recognized Organization


Name Position Email
Chris Kastner Public Relations/Historian
Daniel Rodriguez Co-Chair
David Armstrong Treasurer
Hannah Hildebrand Secretary
Kelsey Scareshawk Co-Chair scare004
Michelle LaGarde Co-Chair
Trey Goodsell MCSA Representative

All email addresses end with “@morris.umn.edu”

Last Updated: 04/24/2014 7:01 p.m.