The Native American Cultural Center (NACC) has provided a home and support system for Indigenous students at NAU for the past decade. The university’s desire to continue serving Native American communities has brought more than 1,500 students from over 115 tribes to NAU.
Every November, the NACC joins with the Office of Indigenous Student Success (OISS) to celebrate Native American Heritage Month alongside Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, First Nation and Aboriginal students who have found their new home at NAU. Located near the Navajo and Hopi reservations, NAU offers a variety of events to help students, staff and faculty celebrate and foster awareness of Indigenous cultures and contributions.
Are you an Indigenous student here at NAU? Check out NAU's OISS Indige-Peer mentors program. They provide mentoring to indigenous students and offer a way to get connected to resources, including scholarships, opportunities, and provide coaching in resume building, job experience, and overall gaining confidence to navigate the entire college process. To learn more about this peer mentoring program check out the 'Fit it in a Minute' interview with Indige-Peer mentor Derrick Lameman.