American Indian Cultural House
One of only a few programs of its kind in the nation
American Indian Cultural House (AICH) is a Living Learning Community (LLC) supported by the Circle of Indigenous Nations (COIN) office, a full time staff member, and an AICH alum. We invite incoming first-year undergraduate students who identify as Native and/or Indigenous* to participate in a strategically designed program that supports students through their transition into the University of Minnesota. This unique program offers participants various resources and opportunities for building and sustaining a strong community with their fellow Indigenous peers in a cohort model, as well as navigating their academic, personal, cultural, professional, and intellectual journeys.
*COIN's definition and use of Native and/or Indigenous includes: Native American/American Indians, Alaska and/or Canada First Nation(s), Native Pacific Islanders, Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islanders, AND other Indigenous peoples not listed here. COIN defines Indigenous peoples as: peoples who share an ancestral/political/community claim to an Indigenous homeland, and belong to an Indigenous community.
The American Indian Cultural House LLC is located in Pioneer Hall, in double rooms, and is limited to 20 students.
For more information on opportunities and programs for current or future American Indian Cultural House residents, contact the Living Learning Community sponsor:
American Indian Student Engagement Specialist | Circle of Indigenous Nations