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 Parry’s agave, or mescal agave, is a slow-growing succulent perennial native to Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico. Photo credit: Linda A. Cicero

Community Gatherings

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Find out more about community centered gatherings. 

Native Big & Little Siblings' Program

The Native Big & Little Siblings' program matches incoming new students with upperclass students who help with their transition into the Stanford community by exposing them to the various components of the Native American community on campus.

Regular Potluck Dinner Gatherings

Students, faculty, staff, family and friends gather at the Native American Cultural Center or Muwekma-Tah-Ruk nearly every month to share a meal, good times, and conversation. Occasionally with a special theme--like "SPAM-O-Rama" or "Food of Color"--potluck dinners bring us together, often with guests from the larger Bay Area Native community.

Annual Student and Mentor Dinner

The Stanford American Indian Organization and the American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program host a buffet dinner featuring Native foods so that students and their guest faculty, staff, alumni and student mentors can get to know each other away from the classroom. The John Milton Oskison Writing Competition and Anne Ninham Medicine Mentorship Award recipients are announced at this event.

First Nations' Futures Program Welcoming Dinner


Annual Holiday Community Dinner

Native Community Recognition Night

The Native Community and several student organizations acknowledge their graduating members, organizational officers, and scholarship recipients at this annual awards banquet. Individual scholarship and community service are also celebrated.