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NACC Programs

The Native Center hosts a variety of programs for students throughout the academic year. Each quarter, in November, February and May, Native American Awareness programming is spotlighted on the Stanford campus. Fall quarter programming may include Indigenous People's Day, Native Heritage Month, and a trip to the annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.  Mentoring within the Native American Community is the programming focus during Winter Quarter and may include visiting artists and scholars, college motivation days, and the annual Student Mentor Dinner. Native American Awareness in Spring quarter culminates with the Stanford Lu'au, Powwow, and the Native Graduation Dinner and Awards Presentation the night before Commencement.

Stanford Native Community Annual Programming

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 initiated through diverse partnerships with student groups, academic departments, University programs, and community organizations beyond Stanford.

AUTUMN QUARTER

September

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
  • 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
  • American Indian Staff Forum’s (AISF) Pam Hanitchak Quarterly Lecture Series
  • Annual Toy Drive for Muwekma Ohlone Children

December

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

 

WINTER QUARTER

January

  • Community Snow Trip
  • January Artist Workshops
  • 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
  • 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
  • SNAGS End-of-Quarter Social

SPRING QUARTER

April

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

May

  • Native American Awareness Programming
  • AISF’s Pam Hanitchak Quarterly Lecture Series
  • Annual Stanford Powwow, Mother’s Day Weekend
  • 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"