Events and Programs





  • National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education (NINLHE)– is an alliance of higher education professionals committed to building strong Native communities by affecting meaningful change in higher education policies and practices that support and improve the educational experiences and success of Native students.    Our Annual Institute provides culturally relevant and evidence based professional development in areas that enhance the knowledge of Native and non-Native administrators, faculty, and professional staff who work with Native student populations. For more information, click here.
  • Native American Innovative Leadership (NAIL) – is a two-year Interdisciplinary Masters of Arts degree program in Educational Leadership and Special Education with dual licensure as a principal and special education director. The 39 credit hour program is delivered online and focuses on preparing Native American educators to successfully lead schools that promote student achievement in a culturally responsive context, particularly schools serving Native American youth and communities. For more information, click here.
  • Native American Perspectives of Rocky Mountain National Park Program – was to aid Rocky Mountain National Park personnel in better understanding Native American student views and attitudes toward public lands. This project focuses specifically upon perceptions of Rocky Mountain National Park by millennial-aged Native American students at the University of Northern Colorado.