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TODAY's (11/14) events for International Education Week. The Hygge Lounge sounds cozy and fun!
5 DAYS until our NAHM Keynote event! Frank Waln & Tanaya Winder will be at RIT on Monday, November 19. The event begins at 4PM. -- Frank Waln is is an award winning Lakota Hip Hop artist, producer & audio engineer from the Rosebud Rez in South Dakota. A recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, he attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a BA in Audio Arts and Acoustics. Waln has been featured in The Fader, Vibe, NPR, Paper Magazine, ESPN, and MTV’s Rebel Music. Frank Waln travels the world sharing his story through music and presentations focusing on healing and reconnecting to our roots. Tanaya Winder is a poet, writer, and educator, raised on the Southern Ute reservation in Ignacio, CO. winner of the 2010 A Room Of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando prize in poetry, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cutthroat magazine, Superstition Review, Drunkenboat and Kweli among others.
Students & staff from RIT-FSP & RIT/NTID Student Life Team attended the commemoration of 224th Anniversary of the Canandaigua Treaty

2019 Winter Games

Victor, NY | 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

2019 RIT Native American Outreach Day

RIT | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Native American Outreach Day

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The RIT Native American Future Stewards Program (FSP)  supports Native American students academically, culturally, socially, and professionally. This annual one-day conference brings Native American high school students to RIT. Its goals include increasing the number of Indigenous students who enroll in four-year colleges and universities. Learn More

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Larger groups, email Nicole Scott, nscott@mail.rit.edu
  • Student Testimonials

    Growing up in a biracial family, and nowhere near my native community, I was left with many questions about my identity and my culture’s history. The Future Stewards Program (FSP) has provided me with support on campus and assisted with my cultural search in understanding who I am. 

    Tiffany Cable
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    The Future Stewards Program here at RIT has been the most shaping factor in my career and personal development. My family's tribe is halfway across the country from where I grew up, since my grandmother was encouraged by her mother to leave the reservation to find success elsewhere. My first year at RIT, though very fulfilling, felt deprived of other people like me. I wanted to become a part of a community on campus that could foster my growth as a Native American student in STEM.

    Anna Jacobson Eckert
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    I love RIT because of the uniqueness of our community. Students are free to express themselves and explore their academic interests. Professors here share their research and passion for what they do. Staff members are welcoming and love to help students. It is simply a great place to be! This is why I chose to complete both my bachelor and master degree at RIT.

    Alexandra Shipman
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    The Future Stewards Program has played a huge role in my career at RIT. I became dedicated to attending RIT while taking part in a Future Steward's sponsored campus visit the Summer before my junior year of high school. I along with other students from Salamanca, NY, located on the Allegany Indian Reservation of the Seneca Nation of Indians, were hosted by Future Steward's staff and introduced to the support services offered and the educational programs offered at RIT.

    Brendan John
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