Harvard, like so many American institutions, is addressing its uneven history with Native American people while also nurturing the next generations of Native students. Learn more about Native people, resources, stories, and research on campus via Harvard In Focus: Native American History Month.
Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP)
Bringing together Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and interested individuals from the Harvard community for the purpose of advancing the well-being of Indigenous peoples through self-determination, academic achievement, and community service.
Harvard University in Focus: Native American Heritage Month
Harvard University has gathered a collection of stories and resources in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
The Peabody Museum at Harvard cares for cultural heritage, including objects and images, from diverse people from around the world and across time.
The Harvard Project on the American Indian Economic Development
The Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations through applied research and service.
The Houghton Library houses a wonderful collection of Indigenous manuscripts and written artifacts.
Natives at Harvard College (NAHC)
Natives at Harvard College seeks to provide social, intellectual and cultural activities for both Indigenous students at Harvard and for interested members of the Harvard community. We seek to create a community for Indigenous students and educate the rest of Harvard about issues facing Indigenous peoples on campus, in the United States, and the rest of the world.
Harvard Chan Native American Student Organization of HSPH (NASO)
The Harvard Chan Native American Student Organization is a collaboration of Harvard School of Public Health students who aim to support Native American (American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian) students in their academic, professional, and personal development in the field of public health and create space for conversations around, and raise awareness of, Native American health issues within the wider Harvard Chan School community.
Future Indigenous Educators Resisting Colonial Education at HGSE (FIERCE)
Future Indigenous Educators Resisting Colonial Education seeks to foster unity and create a sense of community among indigenous students at HGSE. The organization is committed to informing the HGSE community and organizing events in an effort to raise awareness of political and cultural issues affecting indigenous communities.
Harvard Indigenous Design Collective of GSD (HIDC)
The Harvard Indigenous Design Collective is an organization that gathers to support the education and work of Indigenous architects, planners, designers, scholars, allies, and alumni of the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Native American Health Organization of HMS (NAHO)
The Native American Health Organization was formed to establish a foundation for unity among Native American students in the medical area. Through a variety of special programs, NAHO seeks to improve the health status of Native Americans by encouraging and recruiting Native American students into medicine and increasing the awareness of Native American heritage and health care issues.
Native American Law Student Association of HLS (NALSA)
The Harvard Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering a supportive atmosphere for Native American and Pacific Island students at Harvard Law School, and is composed of Native American law students and students interested in issues affecting the Native community. NALSA first and foremost strives to provide a support system for indigenous law students by providing academic support and opportunities as well as social events. NALSA also works to promote campus discourse on Federal Indian and tribal law issues, support student and faculty inquiry into these areas of law, and recruit Native students to HLS.
SCHOLARSHIPS & RESEARCH FUNDING
Law School Scholarship
The American Indian Law School Scholarship is a fully-funded three-year scholarship to offset the cost of attending Harvard Law School. In addition to applying for the scholarship, awardees must be accepted into the JD program to be eligible. Learn more at the American Indian Law School Scholarship Website and Application Portal.
Fellowships and Grants for Research
This resource provides support to Harvard students to conduct research on Native American and Indigenous issues, for professional development activities, and for conference attendance.
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, helps Native people meet their full potential by helping them access a higher education. The College Fund also provides Native students with the tools, programs, and support they need to succeed.
American Indian Graduate Center
Provides financial support for American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education, and support them in attaining undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
Engage opportunities to leverage our experience and leadership in advocacy, media, public education, programs, and in providing platforms to amplify and empower the voices of Indigenous Peoples as they work to claim their rights to self-determination, their lands, cultures, and precious ecosystems that are essential to the whole planet.
North American Indian Center of Boston
Empowering and investing in the Native American Community of Massachusetts.
Ivy Native Council (INC)
The Ivy Native Council is a student organization comprised of indigenous representatives from all the Ivy League schools, that was created in 2004. Since the inception of the organization, INC hosts two main events each year usually at different Ivy League schools per event with one in the fall (The INC Summit) and a larger gathering in the spring (The INC Annual Conference). INC exists to promote and preserve the understanding of indigenous cultures of the Americas, to raise awareness of indigenous issues, and to foster networks among any and all indigenous students and alumni of the Ivy League. https://m.facebook.com/ivynativecouncil/
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
Native American Alumni of Harvard University (NAAHU)
The goal of the Native American Alumni of Harvard University organization is to serve as a forum for Harvard Native alumni to foster collaboration and awareness of indigenous history and persistence, on campus and off. The organization seeks to create a supportive environment for current and former students, to advocate for more tenured Native faculty at Harvard, and to push for a dedicated indigenity studies program at Harvard. The organization politely and persistently pesters Harvard not to treat Indigenous students, faculty, and alumni as invisible. Together with Harvard Native faculty, staff, and allies, NAAHU will continue striving to help create a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Harvard Alumni of Oceania (HAO)
HAO was organized in 2019 to institute a global network of alumni and students from all Harvard schools and disciplines to share expertise on topics related to Oceania, support current Harvard students from Oceania, and provide a forum to connect resources, events, and people within Harvard.
Native Americans and Discrimination (Resource Collection)
This resource pack was curated by the Global Health Education and Learning Incubator (GHELI) to support the Forum on DISCRIMINATION IN AMERICA: Native American Experiences, hosted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Native American Youth Enrichment Summer Program (NAYEP)
NAYEP is a 7-week summer program for Native American children ages 6-13. Unlike most summer programs, we are not geographically centered. NAYEP serves children of all tribal ancestries from all across the Boston area. Senior counselors each lead a group of 8-10 children between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.