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Pow wow at Riverside Park on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

Student senate votes to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day

The resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day was passed at the Thursday, Sept. 21, general assembly of the Grand Valley State University student senate. The vote took place after several community members stood to speak during the public comment period, as well as several minutes of statements of support from senate members. 

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President Thomas Haas speaks to Student Senate during their first session on Thursday August 31, 2017.

GVSU student senate releases DACA statement

The Grand Valley State University student senate spent nearly an hour at its general assembly Thursday, Sept. 7, amending and approving a statement to be released in support of students affected by the announcement of the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

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President Thomas Haas speaks to Student Senate during their first session on Thursday August 31, 2017.

Getting Started

Grand Valley State University’s student senate began the process of considering its first resolution of the year with a resolution to support Indigenous Peoples Day, put forward by student senator Joe Cadreau and added to next week’s agenda for consideration unopposed.

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