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 Native American students with Navajo flags celebrate their graduation day. At right are Jasmine Blackwater, Sharen Kickingwoman and Isabella Robbins. Photo credit: Linda A. Cicero

Our Community

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The Native community at Stanford derives its strength from a foundation of undergraduate and graduate students, staff, and faculty that mimics the intergenerational network of parents, grandparents, and families that exists in our home communities. From the moment students first arrive to campus to graduation, our programs aim to highlight this familial interaction and the importance of these relationships. These connections encourage students to engage with resources and events associated with a vibrant indigenous community in the surrounding Bay Area.

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Denni Woodward, associate director of the Native American Cultural Center, consults with a student. Woodward is a winner of the 2012 Amy J. Blue Award. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Faculty & Staff

The American Indian Staff Forum (AISF) is a community of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian staff and faculty at Stanford University, Stanford University Medical Center and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.  


Student Life

The Native undergraduate population at Stanford is both numerous and diverse. 

Native American students walk with their tribal flags at commencement. Stanford Commencement Ceremony, Stanford Stadium. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service


The NACC offers various opportunities for our alumni to stay connected with the goings on campus and with one another.

Mabel Pike (left), Tlingit artist and storyteller, lead beading and moccasin-making workshops at the Native American Cultural Center. Credit Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Family and Friends

Learn about the types of events occurring for family and friends of Stanford students.