MARCH COPY OF MINUTES TO APRIL MEETING
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
Meeting Minutes - March 13, 2018 at 7:00PM.
Call to order
A meeting of AIWA members was held at Linda Vista Library. Attendees
included Joaquin Sandoval, Juan, Ivan, Ben, Josephine Atkinson, and
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 that the Southern Indian Health Council, Inc. is hosting
an American Indian Veterans Gathering at Sycuan Old Tribal Hall on March
22, 2018 from 11:00AM thru 1:30PM. Lunch, stories, and local events
with other American Indian Veterans throughout Southern California provide
a significant opportunity for networking with other Veterans and Veteran
Please get more AIWA cards for members.
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),
Daniel.Steeber@va.gov and Barbara Pepi, Minority Veterans Program
Juan, Joaquin- Inquire about a Veterans Pow wow at Chicano Park. Places
for possible networking opportunities include: Border Patrol, Balboa,
Commander Naval Region Southwest, VA, and Reboot (nvtsa.org).
Joaquin- Veteran's memorial/Code Talker memorial. Multiple locations.
Ivan- Possible monument or memorial on old Code Talker training facility
grounds at East Miramar. There is presently nothing there, but all agreed
that a proposal should be made to Honor it.
Joaquin- Knows of access to a plot of land 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.
Aaron Long- Welcome, Aaron. Ivan and Aaron shared with us the many skills
and opportunities that Aaron brings to AIWA. Aaron anticipates on possibly
leaving in June. Aaron has much experience in the community, educating
the public on American Indian issues and advocating for Veterans affairs.
Aaron is eager to assist AIWA as much as possible.
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
Joaquin, Juan, Ivan, Ben - San Diego State University Pow wow is on
April 7, 2018
Members agreed to network amongst each other and outreach to other organizations
and other potential members, focusing on mentorship and Veteran advocacy.
Adjournment - 9:14pm.
Secretary Date of approval 3/14/2018
INDIAN WARRIORS ASSOCIATION (AIWA) AGENDA:
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
that makes a great distinction between its warriors and its scholars
will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools"