Native American Student Affairs - Serving Native American Students and so much more!

Native American Student Affairs (NASA) works to serve the Native American student population at the University of Arizona. Our goals are to increase Native American student attendance, improve student retention, and to create a respectful appreciation for the Native American community. We provide support to Native students to help them achieve academic excellence and to experience personal and professional growth. NASA services include tribal networking, tutoring, financial and academic advising, leadership and professional development and scholarship awards. Other efforts include mentoring, establishing community, and inspiring cultural values among Native American students.

Under the Native American Students Affairs is the O’odham Ki: Wing, which is a Living Learning Community (LLC) located in the Kaibab-Huachuca Hall. The wing is a welcoming and supportive living and learning environment for Native American freshmen students. Benefits of living in the O’odham Ki: Wing include academic and personal support, programming geared to develop social and professional skills, and cultural identity workshops.

In addition, NASA strives to be a center that allows students to interact with others from different tribal nations to discuss topics that are relevant beyond the university setting. We provide the opportunity to have these discussions through student organizations, faculty fellow events, and various cultural and leadership activities throughout the academic year. During the month of November, NASA hosts and collaborates on a number of events in support of Native American Heritage Month. Native American Heritage Month is a good way for the UA Community to promote, honor and respect the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of the Native peoples of the United States.

The calendar of activities for this November has been created, and NASA is looking forward to a meaningful and educational month. Here are some of the scheduled events:

American Indian Studies
35 Year Celebration

November 2nd & 3rd
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Tohono O'Odham Basketry
By Lois Liston, Tohono O'Odham

November 6th @ 10am-12pm
Nugent RM 203-205
Diné Language and Culture Program
By Lyle Harvey, Diné

November 8th @12-1:30pm
Nugent RM 203-205
Veteran's Day Flag Raising Ceremony
November 9th @ 5:45-7am
Old Main Flagpole
Indigenous Cultural Program
By Lyle Harvey, Diné

November 9th @12-1:30pm
Nugent RM 203-205
Indigenizing Education Symposium
November 9th @ 5-7pm
Student Union Memorial Center
Flute Workshop
By Vince Redhouse, Diné
Wind People Music

November 13th & 14th
10-11am & 1-2pm
Nugent RM 203-205

Indigenous Day of Health
Sponsored by American Indian and
Indigenous Health Alliance

November 15th @ 10am-2pm
College of Public Health

More Than A Word screening
with Filmmaker Panel

November 15th @ 6-8pm
ILC 130

Hopi Top Making
By Gregory Hill, Hopi

November 17th @ 1-3pm
Nugent RM 203-205
Waila Dance
Sponsored by Tohono O'Odham
Student Association

November 18th @ 5-10pm
Allumni Plaza

True Meaning of Thanksgiving Potluck
November 20th @ 5:30-7:30pm
Nugent RM 203-205

Closing Blessing
November 30 @ 10am-12pm
Nugent RM 203-205
Indigicat Student Association Spirit Week
Monday, November 6th:
Rock Your Mocs
Tuesday, November 7th: Traditional Jewelry Tuesday
Wednesday, November 8th: Wildcat Wednesday Potluck
Thursday, November 9th: Traditional Dress Day

For information about the Native American Student Affairs please visit our website at or our Facebook page at Or, visit our office which is located at the Robert L. Nugent Building, Room 203. Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The phone number is 520.621.3835.