Native American Information Fair & Reception

Learn about NAU resources, Native American departments, programs and student organizations at the Native American Information Fair & Reception scheduled every fall term (September) at the Native American Cultural Center (building 14). Event is open to the campus community. For questions, contact NASS (928-523-8086) or NACC (928-523-9557).

Fall Stew Fest

This annual event is a celebration of community and Native American hospitality at which individuals enjoy traditional Native American stews (mutton, hominy beef, green chili pork, vegetable) and frybread.  Several Native American/Native Hawaiian student organizations and other invited departments are invited to table at the event.  The Fall Stew Fest will be held in September 2016 (date forthcoming) at the Native American Cultural Center (building 14).  For questions, contact NASS (928-523-8086) or NACC (928-523-9557).

Native American Heritage Month

In November, student organizations and individual departments hold campus-wide festivities commemorating Native American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian heritage.  Events and activities that promote awareness of indigenous culture and contributions, include:

  • The annual Miss Indian NAU 2017 Pageant (November 18, 2016, Ashurst Hall, bldg. 11)
  • Native American-themed lunch and dinner menu items at the Hot Spot (University Union, bldg. 30)
  • Guest speakers and performers

A community poster will be available highlighting key events for the month.  For more information, contact Sharon S. Doctor (928) 523-6960.

Native American Convocation Ceremony


Native American Student Services invites graduating students and their families to the 21st annual Native American Convocation Ceremony - a cultural recognition celebration. This annual ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 3:30 to 5 PM MST at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium (bldg. 3A).  This special ceremony recognizes Native American students who are receiving their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.  Graduates are honored
with a beautiful handmade graduation sash, and a reception follows the ceremony.  A reception with light refreshments to follow ceremony at the Native American Cultural Center (bldg. 14).

E-invitation announcements have been emailed to students who have applied for graduation for the May 2016 commencement and to those who graduated in December 2015.  Graduating/graduated students may RSVP at: (an online form).  NAU faculty and staff may also RSVP at this same online address.  This free event is open to the community.

For more information, contact Native American Student Services at (928) 523-8086 or Sharon Doctor at (928) 523-6960.