Native American Affairs at St. Lawrence University collaborates with students, faculty, and staff, to develop and strengthen relations with Indigenous communities locally, regionally, and nationally.
In addition to guiding programming to support the enrollment, retention, and success of St. Lawrence’s Indigenous students, Native American Affairs also collaborates with external organizations to identify opportunities for partnerships across communities.
- Support the Admissions Office with recruitment efforts of Native American/Indigenous students
- Develop and strengthen relations with the nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, specifically the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
- Work in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion and the Program Coordinator of Native American Studies to develop and implement programming designed to improve retention and graduation rates of Native American/Indigenous students
Get in Touch
Interested in partnering on a project or in need of resources? Our office can provide guidance on local resources, classroom visits, experiential learning opportunities for students, educational partnerships with local and regional tribes, and more. Contact Director of Native American Affairs Brenda Papineau, at email@example.com.
Each year, the St. Lawrence and surrounding communities come together for events that honor and celebrate Native American culture. Here are some of the highlights:
- Native North American Traveling College Social Dance
- Akwesasne Pow-Wow
Interested in collaborating with Native American Affairs? Our office can guide you on classroom visits, experiential learning opportunities for students, educational partnership with local and regional tribes, and more. Contact Brenda Papineau, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Every Child Matters
"Creating awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of Indian Residential Schools."
- Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
"Nationwide, the voices of Indigenous people have united to raise awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous woman and girls (MMIWG). Though awareness of the crisis is growing, data on the realities of this violence is scarce."
- October 9, Indigenous Peoples Day
Native American Affairs News
St. Lawrence’s newest Laurentians should already feel immensely proud of themselves. From their high school achievements in the classroom and community, the members of the Class of 2027 bring passion and curiosity to their next great adventure in the North Country and enter St. Lawrence with the highest-ever cumulative GPA of 93. Forty-three percent graduated at the top of their class. They celebrated their Matriculation on Sunday, August 20, and are now poised to make their mark on St. Lawrence.
St. Lawrence University has named Brenda Papineau director of Native American Affairs. Papineau, a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, graduated from St. Lawrence with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2002, a master’s in counseling and human development in 2006, and a master’s in educational leadership in 2015.
St. Lawrence graduates have a thirst for knowledge, are innovative problem-solvers, and make their communities, companies, and the world better places. This periodic roundup features Laurentians at the focus of news stories shared by and within their communities.