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Native Awareness

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Here you can find out more about different types of events planned and more. 

American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Pacific Islander Heritage Series

  • Indigenous Peoples' Day, October
  • Native Heritage Month, November
  • Annual Stanford Lu'au, April
  • Annual Stanford Powwow, May, Mothers' Day Weekend

Consciousness Raising

  • #NoDAPL
  • Junipero Serra
  • Stanford Mascot

Cultural Education

  • Storytelling
  • Cultural Skills

John Milton Oskison Writing Competition

This annual competition is named for the first Native American graduate of Stanford University, former president of the Stanford Literary Society, editor at Collier's magazine and member of the Society of American Indians who wrote on American Indian issues. Four student papers (two undergraduate and two graduate) are spotlighted each year. The research topics vary across academic disciplines but contain a substantial emphasis on issues or subjects impacting the Native American Community.

NACC Frosh Fellows

More information coming soon...

Native American Research Forum

The annual Research Forum provided an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from Stanford and other local colleges and universities to present their research and discuss new currents in Native scholarship. Research topics varied widely and focused on issues of importance to tribes and American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. Instead of an all day event, the forum was reshaped into a regular speaker series or a publication in 2003-04.

Speaker Series

The Native American Cultural Center hosts a variety of speakers each quarter. Topics may range from freshman to graduate student to staff to alumni issues--but everyone is welcome! For more information, visit the Recent News section.