Yutahtkas Dallas

Native/Indigenous Empowerment, Cultural Preservation, & Tribal Sovereignty


The Activating Sisters Strengths and Elevating Their Stories (A.S.S.E.T.S.) Conference is an annual gathering of Native American, female-identifying scholars attending the University of Wisconsin. The A.S.S.E.T.S. Conference is new in existence and emerges to provide peer support for women of Native American descent currently pursuing undergraduate degrees. The A.S.S.E.T.S. Conference establishes a physical space for Native American women to build community during a four day series of workshops focused on strengthening academic and spiritual wellbeing. A.S.S.E.T.S. will follow traditional indigenous values to create healthy exchanges of women’s stories pertaining to the intersections of academia, culture, and spirituality. A.S.S.E.T.S. will continue to honor and advance the contributions of Native women from local lands by highlighting previous or currently active Native American female leadership in education.