Student Activities

The Student Executive Board

The Student Executive Board (SEB) is the student government residing over the Associated Students of the Northwest Indian College (ASNWIC). The SEB is directly chartered beside the President, by the NWIC Board of Trustees.

The SEB meets weekly to discuss student needs and action items to implement with their annual Student Council Budget. Their meetings are held Mondays at 11:30am in Building 5. Remote tune-ins via Zoom video conference are available as well.   

President, Estabon Hayes,, Photo by: LeRoy Grafe

 VP-Finance: Mikaela Ponca-Montoya,

 VP-Extended Sites: Lindy Warden,

Secretary, Jandy Pierre,

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Conference 2019

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation’s 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)—a unique community of tribally and federally chartered institutions working to strengthen tribal nations and make a lasting difference in the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Students will engage in competitions designed to foster strong academic achievements in STEM, history, literature, and the arts. This event brings together future leaders of Indian Country and serves as a national gathering and training ground for native youth. 

Northwest Indian College was represented in 10 competitions. These were the Archery, Art Exhibit, Business Bowl,the Knowledge Bowl, Hand Games, Poetry Slam, Scientific Poster Presentation,  Informative Speech, Ms. AIHEC along with the Traditional Plants and Herbs competitions. During the competition, NWIC took away:

Art Exhibit 3rd Place: David Yelloweyes

NASA Robotics 3rd Place: NWIC Space Center, Students- Pamela Beans, Lisa Redsteer, Kyle Redsteer, Melvin Miles

Persuasive Speech 3rd Place: James Painter

2019-2020 Ms. AIHEC: Shannon Hooper

Knowledge Bowl 4th Place- Students: Alicia Fulton, Jason Hayes, Yakaiyastai Gorman and Bronson Hooper

Business Bowl 4th Place- Students: Estabon Hayes, Alicia Fulton and James Painter

AIHEC Student Congress Northwest Representative Elect: Lindy Warden

Outgoing AIHEC Student Congress President: Estabon Hayes

If you are an enrolled NWIC student, and have developed skills and interest in any AIHEC competition area (listed on application), please apply for the 2020 competition! Next year’s AIHEC Student Conference will be held in the Southwest during the month of March. Exact location and dates TBA.

You can find the 2020 AIHEC Application here in Fall 2019:


Student Clubs & Organizations

The Associated Students of the Northwest Indian College (ASNWIC) have the opportunity to form student clubs, organizations, or interest groups. All clubs and organizations must be open to all students without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, political affiliation, ancestry, marital status, and physical or mental handicap.

All campus clubs and organizations must be officially recognized by the Executive Board of the ASNWIC. Requirements for recognition shall be included in the bylaws of the ASNWIC and in the Student Clubs & Organizations Handbook.

Each recognized student club or organization is eligible to request annual monetary support by submitting a budget request to the NWIC Vice President for Finance. Groups may request monetary support for a specific project or program by submitting a funding request to the NWIC Vice President for Finance. Clubs & Orgs. processes are detailed in the following forms:

How To Start a Club