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.

Indiana University Sixth Annual Traditional Powwow

Now in its sixth year, the Indiana University Annual Traditional Powwow is a celebration of Native American people and culture hosted by IU’s First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, an OVPDEMA program, with the support of several campus partners.

Indiana University Sixth Annual Traditional Powwow participant

This year’s powwow takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, in IU’s Dunn Meadow, making it the first time the event will take place outdoors and in the spring. Spectators can look forward to traditional Native American dance sessions, exhibitions, and singing, craft vendors, informational booths, and food.

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