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:

    Saturday November 12, 10am - 3pm
    Cherokee basket weaving
    Location: FNECC
    Dr. John W. Johnson will continue his tradition of providing an in depth workshop where participants will start from scratch and weave a Cherokee double wall basket. Lunch will be served.

    Sunday November 13, 3pm
    10th Annual Native Film Series
    Location: Whittenberger Auditorium, IMU
    The film Yakona will take us on a journey down the San Marcos River from its source to the sea making light of the preciousness of water and how saturated with life it is. Admission is FREE. Discounted lot parking coupons available.

    November 13 - 19
    Wear your moccasins to class and work all week or for a just day! Post on social media sites with #rockyourmocs

    Monday November 14, 12:30 - 1:30pm
    FNECC Lunchtime Speaker: Heritage and the locals
    Location: FNECC
    Native American and Indigenous Studies is sponsoring this special insert into our lunchtime speaker series.Lunch will be served

    Wednesday November 16, 12:30 - 2pm
    FNECC Lunchtime Speaker
    Location: FNECC
    Krystiana Krupa will give a lunchtime talk titled, “What can we learn about ancestors from ancient DNA?” Lunch will be served.

    Wednesday November 16, 5:30 - 8pm
    Craft night
    Location: FNECC
    Craft and take home a beaded keychain. All materials will be provided. Snacks will be served.

    Saturday November 19, 9:30 - 11am
    Storytelling with Marilyn Cleveland (Family friendly event)
    Location: FNECC
    Marilyn Cleveland (Cherokee, White Mountain Apache) will be here telling blanket stories, or stories her grandmother would tell her before bed. Titles include “How the Bear lost his tail”. Children are encouraged to bring their own blankets or pillows. Kid friendly snacks will be 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.