Who is UNDIA?
American Indian students who attend the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. They are allied to support one another and provide multicultural education to the UND campus and Grand Forks community. Upon enrollment to UND, every American Indian student is considered a general member to UNDIA.
Executive Board Positions
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Historian, Time-Out (ISA) Liaison, Social Activities Coordinator, Public Relations Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator
One of UNDIA's major projects is to plan and organize the powwow, known as Time Out Wacipi (Wah-chee-pee).
The Wacipi (Lakota term for 'celebration') begins on Friday and ends on Sunday, concluding the week. A community feast for all those who attend the powwow is held on Saturday. The Wacipi brings together as many as 25 drum groups, and 400 dancers, who travel from throughout the United States and Canada.
UNDIA also coordinates a Halloween Carnival held in late October.
Families are invited to dress up in costume and take part in a night of fun activities, free of charge.
UNDIA meets bi-weekly as an Executive Board and hosts a general membership once a month. Typically, the meetings take place on UND Campus at the American Indian Student Services (AISS) Center, 315 Princeton Street in Grand Forks.