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Aanii, welcome to the Office of Native American Programs at Central Michigan University!

The Native American Programs (NAP) office is responsible for various programs all related to the Native American community and culture. 

Activities include: 

  • Organizing cultural events for the CMU community
  • Maintaining a Native American resource collection
  • Recruiting Native American students
  • Serving as a liaison with tribal communities
  • Providing support services for any CMU student, but particularly CMU Native Americans students. 

Programs include:

  • Annual CMU Pow wow
  • Native American Heritage Month Celebration
  • Film Series and Speakers
  • North American Indigenous Summer Enrichment Camp (NAISEC)
  • Niijkewehn Mentoring Program
  • The North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO)
  • The Three Fires American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Workshops and trainings specializing in Native American cultures and issues

This office exists in part because of the long standing relationship that CMU has with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is an active sponsor of CMU athletics, various CMU scholarships, and many cultural related activities.

Portal Information


The Office of Native American Programs at Central Michigan University connects the campus community to a number of resources and cultural experiences like the annual Pow wow, language courses in Ojibwe and Native American Heritage Month activities.

Resources include: educational opportunities, cultural community resources, events and programs on campus and in the Mt. Pleasant community, Native American student organizations, and financial assistance through the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver and other scholarships.




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Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.