The Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community (IPKC) Fall 2011 newsletter is now available online!
The Indigenous Peoples Knowledge Community (IPKC) is an all-inclusive group of student affairs professionals and students identifying as Native American/First Nations/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian heritage, including international indigenous nations, and any persons with a shared concern about the betterment of indigenous students in higher education.
NASPA Knowledge Communities provide an opportunity for NASPA members to access information and resources in a specific subject matter that pertains to the student affairs profession and to come together through common interests in ways that support the NASPA vision, mission and goals. There are currently 21 NASPA Knowledge Communities.
The IPKC actively promotes the empowerment of NASPA members through education, research, shared knowledge, mentoring initiatives, and online forums about Indigenous issues. The IPKC’s goals are to inform about current issues, trends, nurturing and promoting the advancement of Indigenous professionals and encourage Indigenous college students to consider student affairs as a profession.
A primary mission is to increase the IPKC members’ awareness of, knowledge about, shared concern for, and appreciation for issues unique to Indigenous professionals working, and student participating, in higher education.
We invite groups and individuals interested in indigenous peoples in higher education to participate with us as we seek to promote success for all post-secondary students and thereby enhance the communities and institutions to which they contribute.