We here at NASS offer services tailored to promote the cultural, academic, and career goals of our Native American student population at the University of Northern Colorado.
All services provided by NASS stem from a culturally responsive practice that focuses upon infusing Native ways of living and knowing into the student experience. Such services include:
- Academic coaching, career exploration, leadership development, and service learning programs
- In addition, NASS also provides college advising to all prospective students, which includes guidance through the UNC admissions and financial aid process.
NASS also provides such amenities as:
- Computer Lab
- Study Space for individual and groups sessions
- Community Space with TVs
- Kitchen Facilities
Our Center also hosts activities, programs and events that will allow all students to maintain and develop their identity and cultural heritage. Stay connected and up to date by following @unconass on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
In the meantime, you are more than welcome to email us your questions and we’ll be happy to identify solutions and offer our services to you. We are dedicated to ensuring that you continue to receive the support that you need to remain successful.
Inside UNC: Native American Student Services
NASS Native American Heritage Month
This November, UNC recognizes the indigenous peoples of the United States from over 570 federally recognized tribal nations and 75 state recognized tribes. Native American Heritage month was formally designated by President George H.W. Bush through joint resolution in 1990. Throughout the month of November, Native American Student Services seeks to align our educational initiatives with our mission and values.
November 02, 2020
So why can’t I dress up like an Indian, Pocahontas, or any other Native person?
The depth and magnitude of the cultural genocide and active persecution of Native people cannot be separated from what may appear to be simply a headband with feathers on it. Life, land, and liberty were sacrificed for these cultural pieces to be passed across generations. Native people have gone to many extremes to secure these markers for another generation, and to witness non-Natives “play,” “perform,” and “pretend” at “parties” with these sacred markers, it should go without saying that it is not only inappropriate, but inexcusable.
October 25, 2020
Indigenous People's Day 2020
Indigenous People’s Day is recognized on the second Monday of October. What began as a counter-celebration of the resistance and resilience of the indigenous communities of the United States in protest of Columbus Day. Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus, is often touted as the “founder” of the Americas, however, not only is this narrative inaccurate it is damaging and contributes to the erasure and violence of Indigenous peoples, historically and contemporarily.
October 12, 2020