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Engagement Opportunities

The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research offers many opportunities to connect on issues and topics important to Native American and Indigenous communities.

CNAIR is an innovative and Indigenous-centered intellectual space that is open to multiple modes of engagement for faculty, students, staff, and community members. The Center commits to developing and promoting reciprocal and sovereignty-affirming relationships and partnerships with Native American and Indigenous communities.

Community Partners

We foster collaborative relationships with local Native American and Indigenous organizations and with tribal communities throughout the Great Lakes region.

To learn more about forming a partnership with CNAIR, contact Pamala Silas, Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement at

Faculty and Staff

Whether you are new to Northwestern, or have spent many years at NU, our team welcomes the opportunity to partner with you. Together, we can build and create connections that are mutually beneficial to students and community members.


Learn more about groups, organizations and area resources.

Corporate Engagement

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 Northwestern Corporate Engagement

Northwestern University offers opportunities for companies from all industries to engage with faculty, staff, and students in meaningful ways. Whether you’re looking to increase your company’s visibility, connect with top research talent, recruit the next generation of innovators and leaders, or share expertise in the classroom, our team of expert connectors looks forward to working with you.  Contact Corporate Engagement to learn more about how your business can partner with Northwestern.

Make a Gift

Your annual gift to CNAIR supports our work with faculty, students, and community members. Make a gift to CNAIR.

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