Northern Arizona University is unique in its mission to become the leading university serving Native Americans. The Office of Native American Initiatives (ONAI) was established to make this mission a reality. ONAI seeks to make a substantial and enduring contribution to a new era in American Indian self-determination by: 

  • partnering with Native American communities 
  • collaborating with tribal colleges and universities 
  • contributing to a culture of support for Native American students 
  • building bridges to and from Indigenous-serving institutions across the globe