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Carleton College Archives: History of BIPOC Student Organizations at Carleton

Indigenous Student Organizations

Indigenous students have been a part of the Carleton community since 1887, when the first known indigenous student, George Kidapisidus "Yellow Bull" Bassett, attended the academy. Nearly a century later the first organization for indigenous students, NAWAF, would be formed in 1981 and would be succeeded by two other supporting organizations. Presently, the Indigenous Student Alliance provides a community for indigenous students on campus.                               

1981 - 1987 Native Americans with a Future (NAWAF)
1987 - 1992, 1999 - 2010  American Native People Organization (ANPO)
2015 - 2018, 2021 - Present  Indigenous Peoples Alliance (IPA)