The MISSION OF THE First Nations Student Organization is:
- To promote Native American cultural awareness on campus and in the community.
- To dispel negative stereotypes through cultural workshops, presentations, and programs.
- To provide all students the opportunity to learn about Native American cultures, traditions, and heritages.
- To provide Native American students a sense of belonging, pride, and identity.
- To provide all students the opportunity to interact, learn, educate, and respect one another as a united organization.
- To primarily provide support and encouragement of all student members to fulfill their educational endeavors.
During the late 1970's Native Americans had a group on campus at UNC, however this group disappeared in the mid 1980's. It was created again in 1993 with the help of MECCHA, Mike Salazaar, and the organizations advisor Sally McBeth. The People of the Great Spirit was the title that was chosen for the organization. The Native American Student Services was created in 1995. The People of the Great Spirit were eventually renamed The First Nations Student Organization. Home Button
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