North Hennepin Community College is dedicated to the success of all students. The American Indian/Indigenous Education Initiative (AIIAC) is committed to a campus environment that is supportive of American Indian/Indigenous students by creating an atmosphere that is welcoming, culturally sensitive, and encouraging of student success. We support the dignity of all human beings.

Benefits of the Initiative

  • Connections to faculty and staff
  • Opportunity to be mentored
  • Connections to community leaders
  • Connections with other students
  • Learn to set-up milestones
  • Give back to your community

Accepting Applications for the American Indian/Indigenous Advisory Council through May 7, 2020

This council will advise the North Hennepin Community College President and Associate Vice President of Equity and Inclusion on strategies to help recruit, retain, and build a sense of community for NHCC’s American Indian/Indigenous student body. Council members will have the depth and breadth of cultural knowledge and understanding to provide advice on appropriate and culturally relevant initiatives. Council members should also understand the barriers impacting American Indian/Indigenous students in order to successfully support NHCC in the development of its initiatives.

Meetings will be held on campus monthly, the last Tuesday of every month, from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., starting June 30, 2020.

To be eligible, applicants should:

  • Have a connection to American Indian/Indigenous populations, Minneapolis, and knowledge of community members or organizations who are invested in supporting American Indian/Indigenous populations. 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion. 

  • Be prepared to work collaboratively and understand (or be willing to learn) the parameters of the community college system.

  • Be committed to attending the majority of AIIAC’s monthly meetings.


To apply:

Submit a typed document explaining how you meet each bullet point listed above (2-page maximum). A resume and recommendation letter(s) would be beneficial, but are not a requirement for consideration. Email your application materials to and type APPLICATION in the subject field. You may send your questions to the same email address.


Apply by May 7, 2020. Eligible candidates will be contacted for online (ZOOM) or in-person interviews that will take place the week of May 24, 2020.


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