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.


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


~ Lawrence County History Powwow on May 16 and 17, 2015. For more information visit:

On Saturday, May 16th, 2015 the Festival opens to the public at 10 a.m.  The number of visitors has been increasing each year for the last several years, and we hope that trend continues.  Shows and presentations will go on throughout the day, including the Powwow.  The Powwow starts at noon.  The event will close at 5 p.m. that afternoon.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 is the final day of the Festival/Powwow, and there are plenty of activities to participate in.  The Festival and Powwow will open at noon on the final day and will close at 4 p.m.

Festival dates for 2015 are Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17th.  Hours are 10AM-5PM Saturday, and 12PM-4PM Sunday.  Friday will be a school day, open only to students, not the general public.

~ Our thanks to all who attended the 3rd Annual Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance on April 11, 2015. See the articles in the Indiana Daily Student:

"Wellness dance promotes healthcare in Native Americans" - April 9, 2015

"FNECC hosts health and wellness event" - April 12, 2015:

~ Thanks to all who attended our FNECC Craft Night and Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6 p.m. Location: FNECC -712 East Eighth Street, Bloomington with artisan Marilyn Cleveland. See the IDS article and photo:

Upcoming Events

Click here for the FNECC's Events Calendar.