Indiana University Bloomington

First Nations Educational and Cultural Center
Unit of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

Welcome to the FNECC

The FNECC is open to everyone regardless of cultural, racial or tribal background. We attempt to create an identity politics 'free zone' where First Nations, Indigenous, and our non-Native allies can come together to pursue building community, academic achievement and cultural preservation.

Upcoming Events:

    Sunday, November 1st, 10-3 PM with Break for Lunch
    Beading workshop with Marilyn Cleveland ( Cherokee, White Mountain Apache)
    Materials and Lunch Provided

    Monday, November 2nd, 12:30 PM
    Speaker Series with Ben Levine
    "HYBRID REVIVAL - Evolving Tools and Strategies for Helping Endangered Language Communities"

    Friday, November 6th, 12:00 PM at Mathers Museum
    Pre-POWWOW Keynote Speaker: ASHLEY FALZETTI
    Reception to Follow at First Nations House

    Saturday-Sunday, November 7-8th, Doors Open 11 AM Both Days
    5th Annual Traditional POWWOW
    Free and Open to Public, Free Community Meal Sat @5 PM
    Indiana Memorial Union(900 E 7th Street)

    Wednesday, November 11th, 12:30-2 PM
    Speaker Series with Alan Burdette , Director of the Archives of Traditional Music
    "Preserving Native American Legacies: Native American Recordings at the Archives of Traditional Music"

    Saturday, November 14th, 10-5 PM with Break for Lunch
    Cheroke Double Wall Basketry Workshop with John Johnson(Cherokee)
    Materials and Lunch Provided

To sign for any events please contact us at or (812) 855-4814


The mission of the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center (FNECC) revolves around four central goals:

A slideshow displays here; you need Adobe Flash Player to view it. 1) To build a Native community within the University.
2) To provide educational opportunities that further awareness and recognize contributions of the First Nations people.
3) To enhance the recognition and reputation of Indiana University in American Indian. Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian communities.
4) To support and increase Native student recruitment and retention.

FNECC Address: 712 East Eighth Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47408 - FNECC Email: - FNECC Phone: (812) 855-4814

Upcoming Events

Click here for the FNECC's Events Calendar.