Welcome to the NACC!

The Henry Roe Cloud Conference

The Henry Roe Cloud Conference started in 2005 to celebrate Native excellence at Yale through honoring the legacy of Henry Roe Cloud, a Winnebago alumnus who graduated from Yale College in 1910. With his Yale degree, Roe Cloud became a prominent educator and national advocate for Native American people, making him a symbol of Indigenous excellence that students today strive to emulate. The Association of Native Americans at Yale hosts Henry Roe Cloud conference every few years to bring together Native students, alumni, faculty, and community members. The fifth Henry Roe Cloud Conference will be happening on the weekend of November 10th, 2017 ending with a powwow on Sunday, November 12th. Click here to learn more about this year’s conference and powwow.

Established in 1993, the Native American Cultural Center (NACC) promotes American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian culture and explores the issues that Native Americans face in today’s world. The Center works to expose the Native community, as well as the greater Yale community, to Native American issues and culture by bringing programming to campus that includes events such as speakers, artist talks and installations, and conversations with leading Native intellectuals.

The Native American Cultural Center also serves as a gathering place for Yale’s Native American students as well as other student groups. Students are encouraged to come to the NACC to study in its library, to use the conference rooms and lounges, its kitchen, or the Native living room and other spaces in the center.

Assistant Director Kapiʻolani Laronal sends weekly announcements through email for people who are interested in keeping up to date with news and events. Click here to subscribe! You can also find us on Facebook here.

NACC Mission

The NACC strives to maintain a permanent and prominent Indigenous presence at Yale that incorporates and supports the success of future Native leaders through recruitment, encouragement, mentoring, service, and the fostering of a community that makes Yale the most sought after Ivy Institution for Indigenous achievement, research and solidarity.

NACC Core Values

  1. Nurturing individual and community wholeness through collaboration, family, kinship, and spirituality.
  2. Sustaining cultural preservation by acknowledging history and responsibility.
  3. Promoting respect with pride, inclusion and recognition of diversity.
  4. Fostering leadership through accountability, transparency, assertiveness, and honesty. We invite and encourage interested members of the Yale community to attend any of our events.


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