Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
NAU Native American Cultural Center faculty stands in front of tipi smiling

Spread your wings and honor your roots


Native American student celebrating commencement

Ground yourself in the power of your community as you grow your future at NAU

Northern Arizona University is committed to becoming the nation’s leading university serving Native American students. Honoring and bringing together diverse perspectives, lifeways, and knowledge builds a stronger, more resilient institution for all students. NAU is one of the top 10 producers of bachelor’s degrees for Native American students and we’re proud to have a student body that includes representatives from 113 different Native American Tribes.

Contact us for financial aid and scholarship information for Indigenous students.


NAU amplifies Indigenous voices

Students inside the Native American Cultural Center

The influence of Native American perspectives and cultures is evident everywhere at Northern Arizona University, where we are dedicated to Indigenizing our campus and community. Faculty, staff, and students from many backgrounds bring ways of knowing to the NAU family that lead to action, answers, and expression on campus—and continue into the larger world as alumni. Here are a few of their stories.


Headshot of Ernessa Yazzie
“My NAU experience provided me with a community of fellow Native people to make me feel at home. I was able to relate to staff and students who looked like me. The Office of Indigenous Student Services has been a major support in giving me the guidance and encouragement that I needed.”
– Ernessa Yazzie, BSW Social Work, ’19, Flagstaff Campus

NAU Land Acknowledgement

The San Francisco Peaks with yellow wildflowers in the foreground

Northern Arizona University sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, on homelands sacred to Native Americans throughout the region. We honor their past, present, and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and will forever call this place home.