Native American Student Association (NASA)

The Native American Student Association (NASA) at Weber State University is a student-run club that organizes activities and events that honor the beauty of Native American cultures. NASA aims to provide quality opportunities through academic and extracurricular experiences that encourage Native student engagement within the university and community.

As Native American scholars attending WSU, NASA honors their heritage and collective voices by sharing their cultural heritage through various programming that aligns with Native American culture, values, and beliefs. It is important for the voices of the Native American scholars at WSU to be heard, appreciated, and respected.

Extracurricular Experiences

The Native American Student Association promotes extracurricular learning that is purposeful and holistic. Activities designed to enhance the awareness and learning of students include:

  • Native Guest Lecturers: Native speakers are invited to WSU to present on information and educational topics that will enhance the awareness and learning of students. The interested public is welcome to attend these lectures.

  • Cultural Presentations: Training, workshops, and presentations from the perspective of the Native American culture on topics that pertain to motivation, cultural awareness, and sense of belonging.

  • Cultural Trips: Visits are planned and made to cultural sites to enhance the learning of students about their ethnic identity and history.

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Club Meeting & Social Hour

Meet fellow Native students/peers/professionals, make new connections, and get engaged with NASA initiatives. 

When Date Time
Fall 2022 (*starting in September) TBD TBD

Email tashinabarber@weber.edu for ways to get involved with NASA!

NASA Leadership 2022-23

Advisor

Tashina Barber, Diné
Navajo

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Native American Senator

Charlyrae Lopez

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President

Aaron Egli
Ute Indian Tribe, UT

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Vice President

Cayden Charley
Navajo Nation, NM

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Secretary

Janette Jones
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, AZ

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Treasurer

Reshon Charley
Diné (Navajo)

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Cultural Affairs Specialist

Chenelle Fatt
Navajo Nation

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Social Media/Activities Specialist

Corianna Yoe
Navajo Nation

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Native Scholar Representative

Brayden Tasso
Winnebago & Cheyenne

"Indigenous Voices Hour” Radio Show

In partnership with KWCR, NASA hosts the “Indigenous Voices Hour” radio show, where student leaders lead conversations on topics pertaining to the Native American community and highlighting the musical talents of various indigenous musicians and artists. The show provides a platform for engaging the campus and local community while providing students with the opportunity to refine communication and leadership skills.

When Time Where
Fall Semester 2022 TBD KWCR Studio

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Student Life & Community Engagement

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2019 Indigenous Voices Pow-Wow

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2019 Native Heritage Month Union Bridge installation: MMIW Awareness

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2019 WSU Men’s Basketball Halftime Show

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2019 Ogden City Council - Native Heritage Month Proclamation

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2019 Indigenous Voices Pow-Wow

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Native College Night
NASA & DSD Indian Education

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2018 NASA officers leading campus tour for Diné College visit

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2019 Homecoming

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2018 NASA officers leading campus tour for Diné College visit

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2019 WSU Block Party

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2019 Native Symposium with keynote speaker, Peter MacDonald Sr., Navajo Code Talker

2019 American Indian Caucus

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2018 Ogden City Council, Native Heritage Month Proclamation

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Native Heritage Month, Adopt-a-Native Elder Event

Community Resources

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Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake City

The Urban Indian Center serves as a gathering place where people can participate in familiar Native American community activities such as pow wows and sweat, providing a comfort zone for those who are far away from home. Some of the people may need help with finding work or need basic staples of life assistance until they get on their feet. The Urban Indian Center is a place that people can turn to for assistance in health care, mental health care, and other needs. The UIC provides services that identify and educate our clients concerning preventive care, well-being, enjoyment, and encouraging better overall health of life within the Native American community.


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Utah Department of Health - American Indian/Alaskan Native Initiatives

The American Indian/Alaska Native Initiatives is located in the Division of Family Health & Preparedness, Director’s Office at the Highland Drive Building, Salt Lake City, UT. It is staffed by the Indian Health Liaison, who can be contacted by mzito@utah.gov or 801-273-6644. The mission of the initiative is to raise the health status of Utah’s American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population to that of Utah’s general population.


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Utah Division of Indian Affairs

The Commission on State Indian Affairs was created in 1953 when the Utah State Legislature passed the “Indian Affairs Act.” The first director for the commission was hired in 1956. The commission was restructured in 1999 as the Division of Indian Affairs. It is currently staffed by the Director, Program Manager, and Administrative Assistant. It is part of the Department of Heritage & Arts.