Events

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.  This upcoming year the Fall Stew Fest has been scheduled for Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Native American Cultural Center (building 14) in conjunction with Family Weekend.  For questions, contact NASS (928-523-8086) or NACC (928-523-9557).

 Fall Stew Fest Invitation Card

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 2016 Pageant (November 13, 2015, duBois Ballroom)
  • 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

Convocation

Native American Student Services invites graduating students and their families to the 20th Annual Native American Convocation Ceremony - a cultural recognition celebration. This annual ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 PM MST at Ardrey Memorial Auditorium (bldg. 37A).  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.  Graduates are also encouraged to attend an in-person rehearsal on Wednesday, May 6 from 5-6 PM at Ardrey.  

Email invitation announcements will be sent to students who have applied for graduation for the May 2015 commencement and to those who graduated in December 2014.
Graduating students may RSVP online by May 1st at:  http://nau.edu/ims/convocations/  Faculty and staff may also RSVP at this same link.  
NOTE: The RSVP link will go live on Monday, March 23, 2015.

Graduating students with questions may contact Native American Student Services at (928) 523-8086.