Celebrating ancestry, traditions and impact

Hands in a circle showing turquoise jewelry at Rock Your Mocs

The NAU community is invited to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and honor the Indigenous community with a month of events and celebrations that foster awareness of Indigenous peoples, cultures and their contributions. 

NAU aims to support Indigenous Lumberjacks by developing programs and opportunities that offer a chance at a better and brighter future through higher education, meanwhile providing a support system through a unified and respectable community that celebrates their history and culture through events, including Native American Heritage Month. 

“Native American Heritage Month is a time when there is a focus on Native American history, contributions, talents, cultures, traditions, Indigenous knowledge and achievements,” said Ann Marie Chischilly, vice president of Native American Initiatives. “We are honored to share about our legacy and ways of being with our communities.” 

More than 1,500 students from more than 115 tribes find a home away from home through the Native American Cultural Center (NACC), which every November joins with the Office of Indigenous Student Success (OISS) to bring to life a plethora of culture-enriching events such as the Stew Fest; a longstanding Lumberjack tradition that introduces the campus to traditional native flavors.  

See the list of events online. 

NAU Communications