With support of the Department of Indigenous Studies, student groups at the Undergraduate (Indigenous Student Collective and AISES) and Graduate level (Native Graduate Association) are involving the UB community in Indigenous centered events that share our foods, culture heritage and worldviews.
One of the main ways in which we share our culture with the Community is through hosting Haudenosaunee Social Dances.
Along with theses social dances we often hold culture demonstrations for the UB community.
Student groups volunteer to help local Native communities through the Native American Community Services TOY DRIVE.
Student Groups are also involved in increasing awareness on campus of current issues facing Indigenous Peoples’. In support of Orange Shirt day the Indigenous Student Collective painted the Paint-a-Bull outside the student Union and handed out information about the significance of Orange Shirt day to Indigenous Peoples’
Launched in 2009, the Haudenosaunee-Native American Studies Research Group has worked to sustain Indigenous-centered intellectual culture on our campus and to actively foster Indigenous inclusion and community engagement. The HNA is comprised of Indigenous and non-Indigenous allied faculty and students from across disciplines at UB and provides a forum for discussion of work in the ever-emerging interdisciplinary field of Indigenous studies.