Welcome to the Pan Asian Council. The Pan Asian Council is one of the newest councils created to serve and advocate for the Asian community on campus. 

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Upcoming Events

In light of the tragic shootings at Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay in California, the Asian Pacific American Cultural Center (APACC) and the Pan Asian Council (PAC) will host a community support space on Friday, February 3, from 2:30 – 4 PM to grieve the lost lives of the victims. Community members are invited to attend either in person at APACC (223 Lucon Dr.) or virtually  on Zoom (https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94828706795).  We will have Dr. Tianyi Xie, staff psychologist from UCS, available to help attendees process their feelings.  

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kayla Nguyen, APACC Coordinator, in advance at kayla-nguyen@uiowa.edu

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Land Acknowledgement 

The University of Iowa is located on the homelands of the Ojibwe/Anishinaabe (Chippewa), Báxoǰe (Iowa), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), Omāēqnomenēwak (Menominee), Myaamiaki (Miami), Nutachi (Missouri), Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Jiwere (Otoe), Odawaa (Ottawa), Póⁿka (Ponca), Bodéwadmi/Neshnabé (Potawatomi), Meskwaki/Nemahahaki/Sakiwaki (Sac and Fox), Dakota/Lakota/Nakoda (Sioux), Sahnish/Nuxbaaga/Nuweta (Three Affiliated Tribes) and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Nations. The following tribal nations, Umoⁿhoⁿ (Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa), Póⁿka (Ponca Tribe of Nebraska), Meskwaki (Sac and Fox of the Mississippi in Iowa), and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska) Nations continue to thrive in the State of Iowa and we continue to acknowledge them. As an academic institution, it is our responsibility to acknowledge the sovereignty and the traditional territories of these tribal nations, and the treaties that were used to remove these tribal nations, and the histories of dispossession that have allowed for the growth of this institution since 1847. Consistent with the University's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, understanding the historical and current experiences of Native peoples will help inform the work we do; collectively as a university to engage in building relationships through academic scholarship, collaborative partnerships, community service, enrollment and retention efforts acknowledging our past, our present and future Native Nations.
Created by the Native American Council and revised on Oct. 19, 2020

Learn more about the acknowledgement of land and sovereignty at the Native American Council's website