From the inauguration, to an environmental rally, to tribal higher education funding, students got involved in the political process
The last month has been busy for Northwest Indian College (NWIC) Students, especially those who – while keeping up with their school work – decided to hop on planes headed across the country to join and observe the political process.
Students sit down with lawmakers
In early February, NWIC students headed to the nation’s capital for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) winter student congress meeting, during which “AIHEC Capitol Hill Visits 2013” also took place.
The Capitol Hill visits gave students the opportunity to sit down with and tell their stories to lawmakers and their representatives, and to ask for continued support for tribal higher education.
NWIC student Aissa Yazzie (Navajo) said the idea of speaking with these lawmakers was more than a little intimidating.