Anishinaabe Student Council


Mission Statement

The Anishinaabe Student Council’s primary responsibility is to advocate and act as a voice for the Anishinaabe student body at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. The primary purpose is to support, maintain, and encourage acceptance and respect for the Native American culture. Anishinaabe Student Council was established to participate as part of a dual government and will provide proper representation and leadership in accordance with the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe; Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College; and local, state, and federal entities in a respectful yet culturally appropriate manner.



The purpose of the Anishinaabe Student Council shall be:

  • To assure that activities are provided for FDLTCC students on campus that promote acceptance and respect of the Native American culture.
  • To actively recruit Native American Students as members of the ASC.
  • To create, promote, and support an atmosphere of acceptance and respect among all students from all cultures.

Students are encouraged to contact their ASC representatives with any concerns or questions. ASC meetings are open to all. Meeting notices, agendas, and minutes are posted on the ASC bulletin board outside Room 242. The ASC Office is in Room 246 and the ASC mailbox is in Room 242, also known as the club meeting room, across from the student lounge.


Anishinaabe Student Council Offices:

  • Chair
  • Vice-chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Activities/Historian



Officers are elected by a plurality vote of the student body. Elections for the academic year will take place in the spring. All students enrolled in one or more credit may cast one vote for each office.


Requirements for Candidacy

All officers of the ASC must be enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe. ASC officers must have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better on a 4.0 scale. For more information regarding Anishinaabe Student Council, contact Ariel Johnson at 218-879-0871 or by email at ariel.johnson*AT*


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