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Research Forum

NACC Research Forum

Undergrads and grads practice presenting and take advantage of this interdisciplinary opportunity on April 18!

Stanford Students at Lu'au

2014 Stanford Lu'au

Stanford Hawaiʻi Club Lūʻau 2014 “Hoʻomoe Wai Kahi Ke Kāoʻo” Saturday, April 19.

Admit Weekend

Native Community Admit Weekend Events

April 24-26: A welcome for new undergraduate admits showing them the good life at Stanford!

Powwow 2013

43rd Annual Stanford Powwow & Indian Market

Join us May 9-11 (Mother's Day Weekend) at the Eucalyptus Grove.  Rain or shine!

Welcome to the Native American Cultural Center!


Ours is a history of working to improve the quality of life for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders. Our community reaches out to new students and their families to help them adjust to life at Stanford - to help them realize goals and prepare for the future.

Our roots at Stanford date back earlier than the institution itself. Built on land originally inhabited by the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, Stanford University opened its doors in 1891. Three years later, John Milton Oskison was the first Native American to graduate from Stanford. Fueled by the spirit of social and political change during the 1960's, a group of Native students worked with the university administration to increase educational opportunities for Natives at Stanford. Since then, our numbers have increased, and students have continued to take an active role in increasing opportunities for our community at Stanford. Today, there are more than 325 undergraduate and graduate students representing more than 50 tribes studying at Stanford.

Ours is a community of similarities and differences. Over the years, the Native American community at Stanford has brought together people from a wide range of affiliations and hundred different tribal backgrounds - all with different talents and experiences.  Once here, students explore different interests, become involved in a range of activities and participate in the community in many important ways. In our diversity we find strength as each individual brings a new gift, talent or perspective to the group. Though we may be very different in terms of background, viewpoint, or level of involvement, each of us make up a part of the whole that is our community.

We invite you to join with us - students, staff, faculty, alumni, families and friends - and share your unique abilities as we strive to make a difference throughout Native America.


Native Grad 2013

2013 Stanford Native Graduation Ceremony | Saturday June 15th, 2013