Northern Arizona University is unique in its mission to become the leading university serving Native Americans. The Office of Native American Initiatives (ONAI) was established to make this mission a reality. ONAI seeks to make a substantial and enduring contribution to a new era in American Indian self-determination by:
- partnering with Native American communities
- collaborating with tribal colleges and universities
- contributing to a culture of support for Native American students
- building bridges to and from Indigenous-serving institutions across the globe
Tribal Leadership Initiative
The Tribal Leadership Initiative provides training and support for current and future tribal leaders in Indian Country through graduate curricula, executive education, youth leadership programs, fellowships, and more…
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals focuses on the protection and sustainability of Native American land, strengthening tribal capacity and sovereignty in environmental and resource management through culturally relevant education, research, partnerships and policy-based services.
Native American Cultural Center
The Native American Cultural Center is the central hub for Native American activities at NAU, providing resources for Native American students, Arizona tribes, local Native American organizations, and students, staff, and faculty throughout the NAU campus.
Special Programs and Alumni Relations
Special Programs and Alumni Relations is focused on connecting NAU Native American alumni with students and programs throughout the university, building relationships that reach across generations and disciplines.
Office of Indigenous Student Success
Office of Indigenous Student Success (OISS) provides culturally competent, individualized support, for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students at Northern Arizona University.