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The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) at Cornell University provides a unique combination of American Indian Studies courses and other educational, social and cultural opportunities to Native students.

We recruit Native applicants from all parts of the United States and Canada, through regional efforts and national conferences, and our student support staff helps students and their parents with all aspects of the admissions process.

Read about our mission. Discover our historySupport our program!

Akwe:kon (pronounced uh-gway-go) was the nation's first university residence hall dedicated to enhancing Native students' college experience. Established at Cornell in 1991, Akwe:kon houses 35 residents representing diverse cultures and backgrounds: roughly half are Native American.