Native & Indigenous

Faculty, Staff, and Student Affinity Group

Launched in Fall 2016, the Native & Indigenous Affinity Group serves as a resource for Native and/or Indigenous members of Northeastern’s faculty, staff or student body to come together and converse.

The group uses its resources to provide support, spread awareness and promote thoughtful discussion between its members and allies.

Dr. Ellen Cushman, a Cherokee Nation citizen and Dean’s Professor of Civic Sustainability; Professor of English, is the faculty contact for this group. Contact Ellen at

Email, with any questions or comments, or to find out more information.

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Subscribe to the Native & Indigenous Affinity Group mailing list for more events and opportunities to connect.

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Past Events

The First Annual Indigenous Resilience Event

This event held on October 3, 2019, included a gathering for women in sciences and a panel discussion with scholars who center their work on native peoples’ resilience through science, technology, and indigenous knowledges.

Thank you for attending the First Annual Indigenous Resilience Event! Photos from this event are coming soon. Stay tuned for more opportunities to engage.

Photo credits: Danzel Jones and Anthony Wilder

Affinity Group Leadership