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9th Annual Cal Seciwa Leadership Banquet
April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Cal Seciwa Leadership Banquet is an annual event to honor the Indigenous student leadership at Arizona State University throughout the 2017-2018 school year. The event was named after Calbert Seciwa, who was largely responsible for the establishment of the American Indian Student Support Services at Arizona State University, which is a department that provides the American Indian students an area to study and resources to help them succeed in their educational endeavors.
The annual banquet is to recognize Indigenous student leadership at Arizona State University. RSVP is required. (Please use ASURITE email when RSVPing) Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
This event is the opportunity to commend the Indigenous leaders at ASU on their efforts and achievements. Leaders will be nominated from their organizations to be acknowledged during the banquet. The winners are announced the night of the banquet, where some may also be awarded the Cal Seciwa Scholarship. As the school year ends, the banquet is a show of gratitude to the students, faculty and staff to enjoy the night over dinner and entertainment. The American Indian Council is proud to pay tribute to the memory of Cal Seciwa by providing the 9th annual banquet on April 16th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, at the Student Pavilion, Senita B/C.
Tanaya Winder is a writer, educator, motivational speaker, and performance poet from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations. She grew up on the Southern Ute Indian reservation and attended college at Stanford University where she earned a BA in English and the University of New Mexico where she received an MFA in creative writing. Since then she has co-founded As/Us: A Space for Women of the World and founded Dream Warriors, an Indigenous artist management company. She guest lectures, teaches creative writing workshops, and speaks at high schools, universities, and communities internationally. Tanaya writes and teaches about different expressions of love (self love, intimate love, social love, community love, and universal love); she is an advocate of heartwork and believes everyone has a gift they’ve been placed on this earth to share.