Office Hours

Office Located in SU Room 103

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9-5pm

Wednesday, 10:30-5pm

NAISI Faculty Hours, Friday: 9-1pm

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Message from Native American Cultural Programs

Hello NACP Community!

As guests on the land of but not limited to the Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Mohegan, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, Schaghticoke, and Lenape peoples, the Native American Cultural Programs (NACP) at UConn is here to serve Native and Indigenous students. NACP welcomes all Native and Indigenous students, faculty, staff, community members, and allies. NACP is here to serve our community, help foster relationships with local tribal nations, and work towards building good relations between UConn and the land. 

NACP members currently consist of Native and Indigenous scholars, artists, students, graduate students, faculty, and youth community members. We hope you will join our growing community and share your cultures, traditions, and histories with us. 

The Native American and Indigenous Students Association (NAISA) invites any and all undergraduate, graduate, doctoral students and faculty to join us in community this upcoming semester. Whether we are fostering dialogues, watching relevant movies and TV shows, or hosting events, we would love for you to join us!

As the Spring 2023 Semester begins, feel free to contact our student staff members with any questions and check out our upcoming events. We can’t wait to see and build community with you all this spring. Go Huskies!

- NACP Students and Staff

Alumni Spotlight

Ryan Bastidas

Tribe/Nation: Quechua, Tlaxcala

Graduate Program: Master of Arts in Intersectional Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (IIREP)

Graduate Year: First Year

Ryan Bastidas graduated from UConn in the Spring of 2022 and is now a first-year graduate student in the IIREP Program. Ryan was involved with the Native American and Indigenous Students Association (NAISA) and the Native American Cultural Programs (NACP) for a year. In the future, Ryan hopes to go to Law School.

Student Spotlight

Kylene Chino

Tribe/Nation: Santa Ana Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, Navajo Nation

Major: Sports Management

Year: Freshman

Kylene Chino is a first-year student at UConn in Sports Management in the Department of Educational Leadership. Kylene recently joined our team as a Student Staff worker. Kylene wants to help inspire others so that no challenge will be too difficult for them to battle, especially since they are not alone.