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A Home Away From Home 

The First Nations Educational & Cultural Center (FNECC) supports American Indian and indigenous students in their transition to and achievement at Indiana University Bloomington with campus programs and an extended network of resources and information designed to inspire, encourage, and empower students for success.

20 Questions with First Nations Educational and Cultural Center | IU is Home

20 Questions with First Nations Educational and Cultural Center | IU is Home

Come inside the First Nations Educational & Cultural Center as IU student Jordan shares how FNECC inspires, encourages, and empowers students for success in this round of 20 Q's.

November is Native American Heritage Month

IU-First-Nations-Final--CUTOUT-300x328-for-website.pngIndiana University is proud to mark Native American Heritage Month with a series of events taking place throughout the month of November. The celebration begins at Bloomington’s monthly First Thursdays Festival where Gary Morseau Sr., Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribal council memeber and chair of the tribe's food sovereignty committee, will be present at FNECC's tent on November 1st. Other events include the 12th Annual Native Film Series, a wide variety of guests who will discuss Native traditions and contemporary culture, and events and activities open to IU students, faculty, staff, and local residents.

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Bright sunny view of the front of the FNECC house.

An Inviting Space

We strives to improve college access, persistence, and completion for Native American students, while helping them become life-long learners and responsible leaders in a global society.

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The Center is a good place to socialize and connect with the Native community at IU. I like that it is very open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds and people who want to learn more about Native culture.

Keisha Beyal

Community Builders

We offers a number of cultural initiatives designed to preserve and promote an intertribal community connection among Native American students and to educate the IUB campus community.

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