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, ending with a powwow on Sunday, November 12th. Keep checking this page for updates regarding the schedule. Our Native community has grown tremendously since Roe Cloud graduated in 1910; browse the NACC website to learn more about the Association of Native Americans at Yale, the Native American Yale Alumni, and the Native American Cultural Center. For questions about this year’s conference, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 12th
Grand Entry for ANAAY’s 6th powwow is at 12:00pm, doors open at 11:00am! All are welcome.
The powwow is located inside Coxe Cage, Yale’s Indoor Track, so seating will be available in the bleachers. If you would still like to bring your own chairs, you are welcome to. Parking will be available in the lot next to the cage, just follow the pink signs that say “POWWOW.”
For those coming from Yale’s campus, shuttles will leave from Payne Whitney Gymnasium every 30 minutes starting at 10:00am.
Powwow program (including specials, powwow etiquette, and bios of our powwow committee) will be posted on the page soon. Also, look out for a special guest from Yale at our powwow.
Every conference, the Association of Native Americans at Yale honors two individuals: one Native alumnus whose achievements represent lasting, positive effects on Native communities, and one ally, Native or non-Native, who helped grow the Yale Native student community in quantity and in quality.Click here or go to Student Groups>ANAAY>Henry Roe Cloud Nomination Form to nominate an alumnus or friend of the community for the ANAAY awards.
Friend of the Community
Sam Deloria ‘64
Howard Lamar PhD ‘51
Chris McNeil grad ‘75
Fred Danforth ’73
Patricia Nez Henderson MPH ‘94, MD ‘00
Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, former prof. of history at Yale