Native American Educational and Cultural Center
(Corner of Fifth & University Streets)
903 Fifth Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Phone: (765) 494-4540
Fax: (765) 494-9777


Hours:  Academic Year
             Monday - Thursday 9am - 6pm
             Friday 9am - 5pm

NAECC will be closed during the observance of University Holidays


“Pokégnek Bodéwadmik: Keeper’s of the Fire” - NAHM Opening Lecture by Dr. John Low (Citizen Potawatomi)
November 1, 11:30am-1pm, STEW 310

Film Documentary Screening and Discussion of “Dawnland
November 5, 6-7:30pm, STEW 278

NAECC Visiting Artist Kathy Dickerson
November 14, 1-3pm, NAECC

Aloha Fridays - Native Hawaiian Plants and DIY Plant Party
November 15, 1-3pm, NAECC

“Toward Equity-Oriented K-12 Classrooms: Challenging Deficit Views of Science Teaching and Learning” - NAECC Indigenous Alumni Speaker Series presents Dr. Candice Guy-Gaytán
November 21, 2-3:30pm, LWSN 1130

Destress Week
December 2 - December 6, NAECC

NAECC Holiday and Graduation Celebration
December 6, 5-7pm, NAECC


For event details, click here



Ya’at’eeh (Dine’), Aanii (Anishinnaabe), Aloha (Hawaiian),
Aho (Lakota), Aang (Unangax/Aleut), Siyo (Tsalagi) 


Welcome from the many tribal nations represented at the Native American Educational and Cultural Center! The NAECC is home to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, faculty, and staff representing over 60 tribal nations at Purdue. Established in 2007 through student and campus advocacy, the NAECC is instrumental in nurturing student learning and success and provides educational opportunities for the campus community to learn about Indigenous cultures.

“…I would not have survived graduate school and being in a new environment, if it weren’t for the support and guidance from the NAECC and it’s community.”

         -- Nicole A. Benally (Navajo), M.S. Agronomy ‘18

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