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Native American Advisory Board

Mission Statement: The Native American Advisory Board advises the President and Provost through the Vice President for Student Affairs, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Human Rights. The Board serves as a resource and advisor on issues affecting Native American students at all University of Idaho locations. The Board may occasionally meet with the President's Native American Advisory Council.

To recommend and assist in developing strategies specific to Native American populations as they relate to Objective 6 of the University of Idaho Strategic Plan. (See attached) For example the Board will serve in an advisory capacity for the American Indian Studies Minor.

Participating members and University officials will be tribal higher education coordinators (10) or their designee, two or more alumni representatives, five student representatives (chairs of NA student organizations [4], 1 Graduate student)

Membership is open to any tribe represented by students at the University of Idaho. Tribes currently represented on the board are the Coeur D'Alene, Colville, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla IndianReservation, Kalispel, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock, Shoshone-Piaute, Spokane, and Yakama.