|Financial Audit Division Report 05-21||Released March 17, 2005|
The American Indian Student Association is a recognized ethnic student organization at the Minnesota State University, Mankato. The association’s mission is to increase and spread the awareness of the American Indian culture throughout the university and the local community. The association sponsored several events, including an annual powwow. The association collected money from fundraising events and donations made by individuals and Native American communities. The association’s local bank account reflected receipts and disbursements of about $1,000 each year, with the exception of calendar year 2001 when the association sponsored a large powwow and collected and disbursed over $15,000.