MAY COPY OF MINUTES TO THE JUNE 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 - May 8, 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.
Please get more AIWA cards for members.
Ben & Ivan
- Discussed the status and management of the AIWA page on Facebook and
and AIWA page at americanindiansource.com.
Joaquin- Presented a review of items discussed at the Veterans Council
Ben & Ivan - Continued discussion of the AIWA page on Facebook which
will be managed by Ben along with AIWA page at americanindiansource.com.
Ivan reinforced the need to maintain our pages as a connection to other
groups and organizations in the community.
Joaquin- Reported and presented materials and links to the National
Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC and the design contest
that is taking place. Click
here the see more.
Ivan- promoting an outreach activity to all military lesions at military
bases to gather statistical info and needs input as to how Indian Education
Programs are utilized by their families and what needs have been served
in the past. He described increasing efforts by some to minimize these
programs and their govt. to govt. relationship as a means to group them
together as simply ethnic minorities.
Ivan - CALVET to
acknowledge the Eagle Staff as the first flag. Also to acknowledge Native
Veterans organizations publicly
Ivan & Joaquin - Defined and discussed the AIWA Scholarship Program
focusing on Native students at community collages who are transitioning
to a four year institution by offering a reimbursement scholarship in
support of their continued education.
Ivan - Shared some history on the Golden State Gourd Society and the
induction process. Also spoke to the participation of members in Open
Gourd Dancing at pow wows.
Juan - Looking
to Gourd Dance at Balboa Park Pow wow
Joaquin - Spoke to early and continued support of Soaring Eagles Workshop
and AIWA members part in its formation.
to network amongst each other and outreach to other organizations and
other potential members, focusing on mentorship and Veteran advocacy.
Adjournment - 8:58pm.
Secretary Date of approval 5/18/2018
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"