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Stanford Native American Community Annual Calendar

Throughout the school year, the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) hosts and co-sponsors a variety of cross disciplinary events from cultural practice to career development. These are put on through diverse partnerships with academic departments, University programs, and community organizations beyond Stanford.

Autumn Quarter

September

  • Summer Native American Immersion Program
  • Stanford Native American Grad Students (SNAGS) Leadership Retreat
  • New Student Orientation for Undergraduates
  • Open House at the Native American Cultural Center
  • Native American Community Frybread Social
  • Graduate Student Orientation & Welcome Events
  • American Indian Staff Forum (AISF) “Gets Social"
  • Native American Community Barbecue for New & Returning Students

October

  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference
  • Indigenous People’s Day 
  • Native Big & Little Sibling Programming
  • Alumni Homecoming Reunion
  • Alumni Hall of Fame Inductions
  • Student & Alumni Dinner at Muwemka-Tah-Ruk
  • Monthly Student Skills Share
  • Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO) Anniversary

November

  • Native American Heritage Month
  • First Nation Fellows Welcome
  • First Nations/Native Community Stew & Frybread Dinner
  • NACC Frosh Fellows & Native Graduate Mentors
  • Native American Awareness Quarterly Programming
  • Annual American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco
  • Monthly Student Skills Share
  • American Indian Staff Forum’s (AISF) Pam Hanitchak Quarterly Lecture Series
  • Annual Toy Drive for Muwekma Ohlone Children

December

  • SNAGS End-of-Quarter Social
  • Monthly Student Skills Share
  • Annual NACC Holiday Dinner
  • AISF's Holiday “Dinner Out"

Winter Quarter

January

  • Community Snow Trip
  • January Artist Workshops
  • Monthly Student Skills Share
  • AISF “Gets Social”
  • NACC Frosh Fellows & Native Graduate Mentors
  • John Milton Oskison Writing Competition
  • AISF’s Anne Ninham Medicine Mentorship Award

February

  • AISF’s Pam Hanitchak Quarterly Lecture Series
  • Native American Awareness Quarterly Programming
  • Monthly Student Skills Share
  • Native Big & Little Sibling Programming
  • Stanford’s Family Weekend
  • SAIO Annual Student-Mentor Dinner

March

  • CLUE-IN College Motivation Day — (College Life & Undergraduate Education for Interested Natives)
  • NACC Frosh Fellows & Native Graduate Mentors
  • Monthly Student Skills Share
  • SNAGS End-of-Quarter Social

Spring Quarter

April

  • Spring Community Dinner
  • Stanford Admit Weekend
  • AISF’s Annual PamCake Breakfast
  • Annual SPARK Research Forum — (Student Projects Accelerating & Reshaping Knowledge) 
  • Stanford Hawai’i Club/Kaorihiva Lu’au
  • Monthly Student Skills Share

May

  • Native American Awareness Programming
  • AISF’s Pam Hanitchak Quarterly Lecture Series
  • Annual Stanford Powwow, Mother’s Day Weekend
  • Monthly Student Skills Share
  • Native Big & Little Sibling Programming
  • Native American Community Recognition Night

June

  • SNAGS End-of-Quarter Social
  • Native American Graduation Dinner & Awards Presentation
  • American Indian Staff Forum (AISF) “Gets Social"