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UPDATED NACC INFORMATION
The Native American Cultural Center (NACC) will be closing its doors until 8/31/2020, some staff will be working remotely and others will be in the NACC. Please use our Waitwhile Booking service to make an appointment for services. You can still contact us with your questions at (928)523-3849 or through email at NAU-NACC@nau.edu. The Office of Indigenous Student Success can be reached at (928)523-8086 or through email at ISSNatives@nau.edu. Use the button at the top of the page to Book a Service at the NACC. Click here for the OISS Waitlist.
We are still here for you and our community, check out our NACC Facebook page and/or our Instagram account for up to date information, resources, and check-ins. Please feel free to reach out to us if you need anything at all, remember, we are here for you!
We appreciate your patience and assistance in keeping our community safe during these times. NAU has provided up to date information at the following web page: https://nau.edu/coronavirus
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Northern Arizona University (NAU) aspires to be the nation’s leading university serving Native American/Alaskan and Hawaiian Native cultures – in fact, the university strategic plan states this as one of its goals. Building upon our historic engagement with Native American communities and students, we strive to enhance the future for Native American leadership, encourage strong communities, and celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of our state and region. NAU attracts more than 1,500 Native American students from over 115 tribal nations throughout the country. The Native American Cultural Center was a dream 30 years in the making for the NAU and Flagstaff community. There were many people involved with the creation of the NACC, including tribal officials, two past NAU Presidents (Dr. Clara Lovett and Dr. John Haeger), and countless NAU students, faculty, and staff.
The Native American Cultural Center is a visible and celebrated facility located in the heart of NAUs Flagstaff campus, which creates a platform for Native American and Indigenous cultures, traditions, perspectives, and contributions. Through the center, students can interact with peers, seek academic support, and feel pride in their university involvement, whether they are on campus or linking to the university through extended campus programs. We believe the NACC impacts the lives of all of our students—improving their academic, social, and cultural experience, and opening new ideas and possibilities as they step into their future.
The 12,000 square foot facility houses activities that support student recruitment and retention, serving as a point of connection for Native and Indigenous groups and programs on campus and with Tribal communities. The center embodies Native values and symbolizes NAU’s commitment to Native Americans. Our main doors open to the east, greeting the sun every morning. Like many traditional Indigenous homes, the NACC has an opening in the center of the building. The NACC also hosts a Story Room, which is specifically designed to accommodate our students’ spiritual needs.
Updated Services offered at the NACC- Book through our Waitwhile List:
- Computer Lounge with 2 PCs and 2 iMacs
- Elder Cultural Advisors Program, including lectures and workshops
- Free Native American and Indigenous related lectures and workshops!
- Student-to-Student Connections Program
- Mentoring Program
- Native American Alumni Outreach
The NACC is not booking any rooms for the Fall 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back with us in December 2020 for further updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Office of Indigenous Student Success (OISS) is also located within the west side of the NACC. OISS offers students the opportunity to connect with the campus community through a wide variety of events, activities, programs, and presentations, in additions to offering guidance to balance your academic and cultural commitments as you journey to become an NAU Lumberjack! The knowledgeable and friendly staff strives to provide top-notch services to students and has much to offer, including:
- one-on-one academic, financial aid, personal, and cultural guidance
- peer mentor support
- connections to resources for tutoring, child care, and more
- cultural events and activities
- computer lab and study lounge
- free faxing