American Indian Affairs Staff

The American Indian Affairs promotes opportunities for growth and advancement above and beyond what students may experience within the classroom. American Indian Affairs develops events, programs and direct services that empower students to find their own voice, and explore the varying levels of their ethnic and cultural identities.

Through guest speakers, cultural outings, and experiential learning, students are prompted to gain a better understanding of the challenges that exist for black students pursuing an education in a predominantly white institution, and are armed with the tools to confront micro-aggressions in everyday life, confront social systems of oppression and promote equity and equality in the standard of education offered to not just American Indian students, but all students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5230
Email: megan.heutmaker@mnsu.edu

Address: 269 CENTENNIAL STUDENT UNION, MANKATO, MN 56001.
Phone: 507-389-5230
Email: via.ouellette-ballas@mnsu.edu

Alan Thompson, Graduate Assistant

American Indian Affairs

Address: 269 Centennial Student Union, Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5230
Email: alan.thompson@mnsu.edu

Margarita Ruiz, Office Manager

American Indian Affairs

Address: Centennial Student Union 284
Phone: 507 389 1156
Email: margarita.ruiz.2@mnsu.edu