Oct. 17, 2019Each year, Homecoming is dedicated to a Northern Arizona University staff or faculty member who has shown their Lumberjack pride through exceptional service to the … Read more about Celebrate excellence at NAU’s annual Homecoming Dedicatee Banquet
As part of a goal to be the number one institution serving Native Americans, NAU hosted a Tribal Leadership Education Summit to seek input on better assisting tribal communities.
Tribal representatives and individuals who work with Native Americans throughout the southwest participated in information-sharing sessions on education, economic development and tribal leadership.
“We spent most of our time listening to their needs,” said Craig Van Slyke, dean of the W.A. Franke College of Business, whose Center for American Indian Economic Development… Read more
Northern Arizona University has entered into a formal partnership to offer additional higher education opportunities for Native American students.
A memorandum of understanding was signed this week by NAU President Rita Cheng and Diné College President Martin Ahumada, outlining agreements for academic programming, faculty collaboration and student success initiatives.
Diné College is the country’s first tribal college and the partnership will encourage more Native American students to earn baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Beyond facilitating transfer to… Read more
The Arizona Board of Regents has approved a tribal consultation policy governing interactions between the state’s universities and Arizona’s tribes. The policy addresses land use, education policy and research by the universities on tribal nations.
“This policy recognizes the importance of proper consultation with tribes in terms of research, initiatives, agreements, and policies concerning any of the 22 tribes in Arizona and their members,” said Chad Hamill, NAU’s special assistant on Native American Affairs.
Under the new guidelines, research will be… Read more