Northwestern Organizations and Groups
Find departments and student groups related to the Native American inclusion initiative.
The Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance is an undergraduate organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring the interests of the community of American Indian students and those who seek decolonization at NU. Sign up for the Listserv.
The graduate student organization, Colloquium on Indigeneity and Native American Studies ( CINAS), is an interdisciplinary academic endeavor that aims to promote and stimulate conversations on indigenous peoples and politics at Northwestern University.
The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research
The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) is Northwestern University’s primary institutional space dedicated to advancing scholarship, teaching, learning, and artistic or cultural practices related to Native American and Indigenous communities, priorities, histories, and lifeways.
Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion is to help create and sustain a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all Northwestern community members including students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Multicultural Student Affairs
Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) enriches the cultural experience of Northwestern through leadership and education programming; providing opportunities for community engagement and identity expression; and assisting students in navigating the University.
International Program Development
Stemming from its interest in global health, and its administration of the Global Health Studies program, IPD offers courses on Native American Health in Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017. IPD is also organizing a number of activities designed to provide opportunities for students to learn about contemporary Native American culture and society. As part of this effort, IPD is collaborating with units and departments throughout the university to coordinate a multidisciplinary lecture series that will bring scholars and practitioners of interest to campus.
Native American Law Student Association
NALSA provides a supportive community for prospective and current Northwestern Native American students. The Association promotes inclusion, involvement, professional development, and success of Native Americans in law school and in the legal profession. In addition, NALSA is actively involved with the Native community in the Chicago area and is affiliated with organizations that aim to increase the representation of Native Americans in the legal profession. NALSA is committed to raising awareness by hosting events and programming to increase discussion of various topics that include Native American legal history, culture, representation and current issues.
MEChA de NU
Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (MEChA) de Northwestern is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura and historia.
The Northwestern University Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Task Force recently expanded library resources to support interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research for Native American and Indigenous Studies.
University Archives will soon house a collection of documents donated by NAISA relating to the instantiation of the John Evans Study Report and the Native American inclusion initiative.