Indiana University Bloomington

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

About Us

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.

Contact the FNECC ~ Phone: (812) 855-4814 ~ Email: ~ Address:Weatherly Hall 203, 400 N. Sunrise Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 ~ FAX: (812) 855-5370 ~ Hours: 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

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

Basketry workshop photo 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.

Portrait picture of Brian GilleyBrian Joseph Gilley is the Director of the FNECC and an Associate Professor of Anthropology. Dr. Gilley holds a PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. His research with Native communities focuses on the experiences of contemporary Native GLBTQ and Two-Spirit people as well as Native community responses to HIV/AIDS. He is the author of Becoming Two-Spirit (Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2006) and the co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies (Univ. of Arizona Press, 2011).

Portrait picture of Mary ConnorsMary Connors is the Program Assistant for the FNECC. She received a BS in Elementary Education and a Masters in Art Education from the University of Illinois.


~ 2010-2011 FNECC Annual Report and Scrapbook

~ 2011-2012 FNECC Annual Report and Scrapbook

~ 2012-2013 FNECC Annual Report and Scrapbook