Our Skills and Services

Some of our most extraordinary skills ready to solve your problems

Academic Assistance

NASP Staff members work with college advisors to provide assistance with the admissions process and access to appropriate services on and off campus.

Financial Aid Assistance

NASP believes in the right for individual self-determination. Guidance is provided for those that are committed for in-depth research of their genealogic background.

Leadership & Professional Development

Opportunities to participate in leadership workshops, lecture series, film viewings, social events, and cultural activities are encouraged and provided to promote personal growth and accomplishments.

Genealogy and Tribal Enrollment Assistance

NASP believes in the right for individual self-determination. Guidance is provided for those that are committed for in-depth research of their genealogic background.

Community Outreach

NASP maintains a working relationship with the city colleges, universities, public schools, tribal agencies, transfer and minority affairs offices, and Native American organizations in the city, state, and nationwide.



A Celebration of the diversity of Native America & the Indigenous People Across the Nation

This annual event brings together the UIC community and Native American/Indigenous families to celebrate the vibrant cultures of Native America.
This long-standing tradition has been an integral part of the UIC cultural experience for well over two decades.

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Take It From Them!

Here’s what people are saying about us.
NASP, was my home away from home. I was welcomed and included.Heather Farina, MSW 2009
To this day I credit finding my niche in the Chicago Native community to building a strong relationship with NASP.Lori Faber, LAS 2008
NASP has allowed me to build friendships, both academically and professionally, with other members of the organization.Adam Fahey, LAS 2001
The Native American Support Program is important to me because it allows me to connect to my heritage.Michael Pak, Junior, Mechanical Engineering
The NASP is fundamental for continuing my education as an Indigenous 
Engineer. The program allows me to establish
and embrace my identity while solidifying my academic path.Ninoshka Llontop Lozano, Sophomore, Engineering
I have received very positive support and influence through my involvement with the Native American Support Program.Lane Mita, Senior, Business Administration
It’s an environment where I focus on academics with advisors that care and want to ensure that we don’t fall behind in school
but also one where other students talk about their heritage. I honestly love walking in the office….Horalia Armas, Sophomore, LAS
The Native American Support Program has made an extremely positive impact on my college as well as my personal life.
The NASP and it’s staff create a wonderful atmosphere for research, relaxation, life advice,
and native culture, while also helping me to remain focused on my educational goals.
I recommend the NASP for natives and non-natives alike. Check it out for yourself!David Bibbs, Junior, LAS

Recent Notes

What we’ve been thinking about

This Land/That Land Symposium: The Politics of Land Sovereignty and Environmental Racism

Posted: May 2, 2017

First Nations Film & Video Festival

Posted: May 2, 2017

Native American Heritage Month Events

Posted: November 1, 2016

Steven Paul Judd – Award Winning Filmmaker and Artist at UIC!

Posted: April 18, 2016

Comic Book/Cartoon Style Visual Storytelling-Jason Garcia

Posted: March 8, 2016
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Native American Student Organization

The Native American Student organization (NASO) is open to all UIC students, regardless of race, ethnicity or heritage. Each year, in collaboration with the Native American Support Program and various departments within UIC and community, the students of NASO co-host the Native American Heritage Celebration. NASO focuses on Native American and Indigenous culture, supporting students, hosting cultural activities and events both on and off campus and advocating for Native American issues both on campus and in society.