American Indian & Indigenous Community Center

American Indian & Indigenous Community Center

Image from Virginia Tech Spring Powwow 2017

Overview

Founded in August 2016, the American Indian and Indigenous Community Center (AIICC) serves as a community gathering area and study space. You'll find the AIICC in room 122 of the Squires Student Center, just to the left of the Welcome Center on the first floor.

The center comfortably holds 50 people and offers a communal area, study spaces, and TV/projection capabilities. The space hosts an expanding library of over 200 books, CDs, and DVDs, many of which were donated by faculty, staff, and Indigenous communities. The space also includes a variety of Indigenous art, historic artifacts, and ceremonial pieces representing the cultures and traditions of several Indigenous communities. One display honors the 11 tribal communities native to the Commonwealth of Virginia. If you would like to learn more about the pieces displayed in the center or are interested in donating, please visit the library page. Library donations are accepted throughout the year and can be temporary or permanent.

The AIICC may be reserved by university groups after 5pm, but preference will be given to the Indigenous communities and student organizations advised by Cultural and Community Centers. Reservations can be made by emailing Center Director, Melissa Faircloth at missy86@vt.edu.

Contact Information

Melissa Faircloth - Director
missy86@vt.edu

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Tutelo/Monacan people, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognize their continuing connection to the land, water, and air that Virginia Tech consumes. We pay respect to the Tutelo/Monacan Nations, and to their elders past, present, and emerging.

122 Squires Student Center