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Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
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Friday: 8am -5pm


1119 Mesa Vista Hall
MSC06 3800
1-University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-6343
Fax: (505) 277-0033

Native News

The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now OPEN! Drop in for FREE assistance completing your 2019-2020 FAFSA application. FILE EARLY before UNM’s January 4th Priority Filing Date! By completing your FAFSA EARLY you can set the foundation to apply for tribal funding and the opportunity to receive additional scholarships for the next academic year.

Please stop by AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall) for the following sessions:
- Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 2:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Thursday, November 29, 2018 @  2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Friday, January 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
- Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

For more information about FAF$A-For-U, visit
AISS Holiday Social
Are you ready for food, fun, festive movies, and presents??? American Indian Student Services is hosting a White Elephant Gift Exchange as part of our Holiday Social on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 3 PM – 7PM. A White Elephant Gift Exchange is a popular game where the goal is to walk away with the best present. All participants will bring one wrapped gift to contribute and all participants will receive a gift by the end of the game. Please join us for the holiday cheer and share your favorite holiday treat as well! 
Participation in the White Elephant Gift Exchange is voluntary - individuals interested in participating in the White Elephant Gift Exchange or sharing their favorite holiday treat must sign up at the AISS Front Desk by Monday, December 3rd. Further details will be explained at the event. 
American Indian Heritage Month
UNM’s American Indian Student Services, Native American Studies, Center for Native American Health, and several chartered student organizations have collaborated to engage the university community in learning and discovering more about the Indigenous experience and perspective. The entire campus community is invited to attend and participate in a variety of public and cost-free educational, social, cultural, and artistic programming initiatives throughout the month of November.

Week of Monday, Nov 12th – Friday, Nov. 16th (For specific information, please visit on-line calendar)
- Tuesday (Nov. 13): FAF$A-FOR-U Workshop  at 2PM – 7PM in AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall).
- Tuesday (Nov. 13): Janene Yazzie Lecture at 2PM – 5PM in SUB Lobo A & B room (3rd level).
- Tuesday (Nov. 13): Indigenous Knowledge Bowl at 5PM – 7PM in SUB Trail/Spirit room (3rd level) to sign-up.
- Wednesday (Nov. 14): Indigenous Craft Night at 5:30PM – 7:30PM in AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall).
- Wednesday (Nov. 14): UNM Social 49 at 5PM – 8PM in Hibben Center Atrium (across from the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology).
- Thursday (Nov. 15): Miss Indian UNM Fall Interest Meeting at 3:30PM – 4:30PM in Dean of Students Conference Room (UAEC, Room 206).
- Thursday (Nov. 15): MISSING – Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Panel Discussion at 5:30PM – 7:30PM in UNM School of Law Room 2401.
- Thursday (Nov. 15): Navajo Game Night at 6:00PM – 7:30PM in the Lobo Rainforest - 1st floor in the Press Room (coffee shop on the southeast side). Dine of UNM encourages students to Rock their Mocs that day.
- Friday (Nov. 16): AMERIND Risk Tour at 1:30PM – 3:30PM at AMERIND Risk (502 Salt Cedar Ct., Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004). Email Jennifer at if interested.
- Saturday (Nov. 17): AIBA “Friendsgiving” Social at 12PM – 3PM at Hokona Hall Zia Wing. To sign up and provide a dish, please visit       

For specific event information and a complete list of American Indian Heritage Month activities, please visit and click on AI Heritage Month link. For more information, contact American Indian Student Services at (505) 277-6343. 
Satellite Outreach Services (SOS)

Stop by the Mesa Vista Hall Foyer near El Centro, AISS, and AASS on Tuesdays – Thursdays from 11am to 3pm to get personalized research help from librarians.
CAPS at Mesa Vista Hall
Tutors are available at the Ethnic Center Foyer (Mesa Vista Hall, 1st Floor):

Wednesdays from 4pm to 8pm
- Math, Physics, Astronomy, Economics, Chemistry, Statistics, Writing & Spanish

Thursdays from 2pm – 4pm
- Math & Statistics

Snacks and coffee provided. Stop by!
Thinking About Grad School? Want to Make a Difference in Your Community?
Students interested in Master’s level programs  are invited to attend this information session on Wednesday, November 14th at AISS (1119 Mesa Vista Hall) at 4:00 PM to learn about the following graduate programs:

  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of Water Resources
  • Master in Studies of Law

For more info, call AISS at (505) 277-6343 or via email at
Financial Literacy Survey Opportunity
REDW, a regional Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm that specializes in providing financial services for Tribal Governments & Tribal Enterprises, is currently in the process of developing a series of financial literacy trainings for Tribal youth, young adults, and college students. Respondents will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 Starbucks gift card – 20 winners in total. The survey is open through November 14th – 5:00 PM.

Access the survey here:
Indigenous Craft Night
The Sidekicks Mentorship Program is hosting expert beading artist Shereena Baker (Southern Ute/Karuk) & expert Pueblo embroidery artist Josiah Concho (Acoma Pueblo/Dine) for A Beading 101 and Pueblo Embroidery Workshop on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:30-7:30pm at the AISS Student Area (1119 Mesa Vista Hall). Students of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend - limited starter kits are available on a first come, first serve basis. Contact the Sidekicks Mentorship Program Coordinator at 505.277.6343 or for more information.
Upcoming Student Organization Meeting
- American Indian Science & Engineering (AISES): Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6PM in the Frank Waters Room (Zimmerman Library).
- Native Intervarsity: Wednesday, November 14th at 6 PM in Common area of the 6th floor at the Lobo Rainforest residence housing.
- Native American Studies Indigenous Research Group (NASIRG): Thursday, November 15th at 11AM in Native American Studies (Mesa Vista Hall, Room 3082).
- American Indian Business Association (AIBA): Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4PM in Centennial Engineering Bld in Room 2080.
College Horizons scholar program is providing workshops to support student success. Interested students are welcome to attend the following workshops:
- Internships and Scholarship$ on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at 6:30 – 7:30 PM in Honors College Forum (Lower Level of SHAC). Learn about opportunities and the application process.

- FINALS PREP on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at 6:00 – 7:00 PM in SUB Acoma A Room (3rd Level). Student Health and Counseling will be providing tips to help manage stress. 

Dinner is provided at each workshop. Students who bring a friend will receive a gift. For more information, email
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines
Scholarships – November
Visit for a listing of scholarships with November 2018 submission deadlines.  For specific application and guideline information, please visit the links provided. 

- Janice & Robert Daigh for Taos & Picuris Pueblo Undergraduate Students
Completed application packets for the 2018-19 Janice & Robert Daigh Scholarship are due November 15, 2018. For application and guidelines, please visit
- James H. Gibson for Navajo Undergraduate Students
Completed application packets for the 2018-19 James H. Gibson Scholarship are due November 15, 2018. For application and guidelines, please visit

- Lakota-Sioux UNM Scholarship
Completed application packets for the 2018-19 Lakota-Sioux Scholarship are due November 15, 2018. For application and guidelines, please visit

- Morris K. Udall Scholarship
Completed application packets for the Morris K. Udall Scholarships are due for the UNM preliminary deadline on November 20, 2018. For application and details, please visit

- Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance (ONNSFA)
Completed application packets for the Spring 2019 ONNSFA Scholarship are due on  November 26, 2018. For application and guidelines, please visit
2019 Miss Indian UNM Interest Meetings
ATTENTION Native Women: Interested in learning what it takes to be the next Miss Indian UNM? Attend one of the upcoming Fall Interest Meetings leading up to the application deadline, February 1th. Learn about the Pageant process and meet with the current Miss Indian UNM & the MIUNM Coordinator on either:

  • Thursday, November 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Ethnic Center Conference Room (1151 Mesa Vista Hall)
  • Wednesday, November 28 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm in the Indigenous Nations Library Program (INLP) in Room 230 in Zimmerman Library

For more information check out the @msndnunm Facebook Event or contact MIUNM Coordinator Ashley Tso at or call American Indian Student Services at 505.277.6343
UNM Native Males Needed for Dissertation Study!!!
Native males between the ages of 18-64 who are currently enrolled in a minimum of 12-credit hours at UNM are needed to participate in a Sharing Circle to discuss their experiences in Higher Education. The identity of all participants will be kept confidential. Please plan to attend either of the following sessions in the Ethnic Center Conference Room (Mesa Vista Hall 1151):

  • Monday, Nov 19th at 1:00pm
  • Tues, Nov 20th at 12:00pm

Refreshments will be provided!
AISS Game Night
Stop by Tuesday, November 20th from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM to enjoy some fun & games. Sidekicks member can also earn points for attending!  
Indian Health Services (IHS) Scholarship Information Session
The Center for Native American Health (CNAH) invites students to the upcoming IHS Scholarship Info-Session on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 from 11:30am-3:00pm at CNAH office (1001 Medical Arts Ave NE).

The presentation will be repeated at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm on the IHS Scholarship Program and United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corp. Following each presentation, there will be time for Q&A with IHS Analyst, Noel Burton. Attend the presentation in person or register by 11/27 to watch online at:

There are perks to attending in person! Refreshments and door-prizes will be given out and students can network with Native Health professionals and representatives from the USPHS Commissioned Corps. Ask IHS representatives questions - there will also be a computer lab available to work on the required narrative statement.

Questions, please contact Micah Clark at or
AISS Advisement
Do you need help discussing course options or have other questions about how to have a successful semester?  Stop by AISS Monday through Friday to see an Advisor.  Set up an appointment through (see below for instructions).  If you are not a current UNM student, appointments are also available by calling 505.277.6343 or by stopping by the AISS Front Desk.  Check out the following link for AISS Advisement resources:

1. Log into using your UNM NetID and Password – current undergraduate students ONLY.

    • You should see a UNM sign in screen. (If you see the Starfish screen, please clear the web browser’s cache/cookies and try again.)

2. Once you have successfully logged in you will see a Services tab at the left side of the screen.

    • Please click “SEARCH SERVICES
    • Type in “American Indian Student Services
    • Click “Schedule Appointment
    • Use the “Show Advisors” to view either Daniel Begay, Jeannette Stahn or Ashley Tso advising hours

3. If the advisor appearing on your screen is the advisor you wish to schedule with, select the appointment time that fits your schedule.
4. Click the time you wish to schedule.
5. Enter the reason for your appointment and select “Schedule”. After this you are done. You will receive an appointment confirmation email that will be sent to your UNM email address.