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American Indian Warriors Association meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.
Our meeting location is: Linda Vista Library
2160 Uric St. San Diego, CA 92111
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Meeting Minutes - April 10, 2018 at 7:00PM.
Call to order
A meeting of AIWA members was held at Linda Vista Library. Attendees included Joaquin, Juan, Ivan and Ben.

Approval of minutes

Discussion of networking opportunities based on AIWA's mission and in an effort to cultivate cultural awareness, mentor community youth, and advocate the enrichment and fulfillment of healthy lifestyles.

Ivan shares fliers and info on upcoming events of interest to veterans and their families. The fliers are included below.

Unfinished Business
Please get more AIWA cards for members.

Ivan- Advocate for sweat programs for Veterans-in high demand locally. Contacts provided by Ivan: Mike (719) 285-5240 and Kevin (405) 313-8049. Possible contacts through VHA: Daniel Steeber, (EEO Manager), and Barbara Pepi, Minority Veterans Program Coordinator,, (858) 642-1294.

New Business

Joaquin- Presented a review of items discussed at the Veterans Council meeting.

Ben & Ivan - Discussed the status and management of the AIWA page on Facebook and and AIWA page at

Joaquin- Reported back about plans for a garden that Hank Murphy has made available that may be put to use in order to grow food to feed the needy and diabetic patients.

Ivan- Presented the food garden idea as a unique way to get the Elders involved. Initiated a possible facilitator for the project, approaching the idea from a more traditional aspect.

Ivan - Shared some history on the Golden State Gourd Society and the induction process. Also spoke briefly to the history of the North County group American Indian Veterans Association.

Joaquin - Shared Susan Davis Newsletter and articles including Todd Gloria(Tlingit) and ask some excerpts be posted to the AIWA webpage. He also presented info on the homeless veterans in the San Diego area. We'll use and post that info as well.

Juan - Homeless Housing (Rental Housing Counselor): Tiny homes idea would be perfect to help with the critical issue plaguing our local Veterans; >$500.00 to build, easy to set up, mobile single units, 12'x12' structures, 8'x12' internal space, 4' porches. Small structures are versatile as homes/or even clinics and can stand alone or be set up in groups of 10.

Members agreed to network amongst each other and outreach to other organizations and other potential members, focusing on mentorship and Veteran advocacy.

- 9:12pm.
Secretary Date of approval 4/11/2018

Robert rules of order procedure with modifications:

A. Call to order
B. Officers reports; President ,Vice President, Treasurer, Sect., Committees
C. Old business
D. New business
E. Round Robin discussion and visitors
F. Adjourn

"The nation that makes a great distinction between its warriors and its scholars will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools" -Thucydides