Founded by John Bathke (‘89), the Association of Native Americans at Yale (ANAAY) is a student-run political and cultural organization at Yale University designed to celebrate, educate, and appreciate Native cultures and histories. ANAAY is devoted to the establishment of a Native presence on Campus. The group works towards Indigenous cultural awareness of the Yale Community with a Native perspective through panels, speaker programs, and other events throughout the year, including our annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration, our powwow, and our participation in the Ivy Native Council. See the links below for information about some of our events! Join the Association of Native Americans at Yale for meetings in the NACC conference room on Wednesdays at 7pm, and contact our board members to learn more.
ANAAY Board 2016-2017
|Haylee Makana Kushi
Hometown: Hilo, Hawaiʻi
Major: Ethnicity, Race and Migration
Indigenous Nation: Kanaka Maoli
Outside of ANAAY, Adriana is also involved in Yale Bee Space as a beekeeper on the campus farms and a member of Despierta Boricua, the Puerto Rican cultural organization on campus. She is also in charge of the Yale School of Forestry’s weekly undergraduate newsletter. She is passionate about environmental conservation and social justice and plans to earn her law degree after her Bachelor of Science in environmental studies in order to pursue environmental policy and reform in the United States. Outside of work, she also enjoys watercolor painting and playing intramural sports, especially soccer.
Social Outreach Coordinator
Hometown: Flushing, New York
Indigenous Nation: Mohawk, Bay of Quinte Band
Hometown: Fort Yates, North Dakota
Major: Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (Prospective)
Tribal Affiliation: Hunkpapah Lakota