Cassandra Shavrnoch, one of the NAISO co-chair and a MSU senior majoring in world politics and humanities, talks about the presidential candidates with other executive board members. "I'm surprised none of the candidates really talk about how they would resolve the North Dakota pipeline issue," says Shavrnoch.
Cassandra Shavrnoch, a World Politics and Humanities Senior, has a Native American heritage. She is looking through the articles about the election after voting on Nov. 8.
"In the Native American culture, you have to think about how every action you take will affect 7 generations, which applies to this election as well as any other actions we take," said Shavrnoch.
Jordan Hood, a Human Biology, Pre-Med Senior has a Native American heritage. "I think it's important to think of different political and social aspects when you vote," said Hood after voting for the first time at MSU Brody Complex.
"I woke up in the morning and I was so surprised. How did this happen?" says Joe Webster, a Native American therapist. "You see, in the Native culture, women are equal as men. We wouldn't have been able to survive without women. So anyone talking about women that way, it's unacceptable."
Cassandra Shavrnoch attends the debriefing event at the Business College Complex the day after the election day. The event was hosted by the MSU administrators to allow students to share their feelings. "I was very surprised by the results. But I'm glad to have spaces like this for students. We need to remember that this is not the end," said Shavrnoch.
Cassandra Shavrnoch, one of the co-chairs for North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO) at MSU talks with a fellow student after the post-election debriefing event hosted by the MSU administrators on Nov 9 at the Business College Complex.