Native American Student Resources

"The secret of our success is that we never, never give up."听 ~Wilma Mankiller, first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation

Academic and Career Resources


TRiO Student Support Services at Parkland 好色tv promotes equal opportunity to succeed by providing high-quality and responsive support services for first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities.听听

Support for Workforce Training (SWFT)

Parkland 好色tv's听Support for Workforce Training (SWFT)听program helps in-district residents move into high-demand careers with family-sustaining wages within a year or less. SWFT was founded with the support of the Illinois Workforce Equity Initiative grant. We strive to close the career gap by assisting underserved residents in advancing their academic and professional careers.

Career Services

Whether you are a student choosing a college major or are鈥痑 dislocated worker, career changer, or retiree, we have听career resources and services听designed to assist you.听


  • Parkland Scholarships
    Parkland offers a wide variety of merit-based, need-based, and identity-based scholarships. Search the list of听 which accept applications each fall and spring.

  • This site provides information about for members/citizens of the Peoria and Miami tribes.

  • The University of Illinois maintains a for Tribal members/citizens.听

Engagement and Mental Health Resources

Student Organizations

Student Life maintains a list of听student organizations听that are currently active, as well as ones that have existed in the past but have become inactive. If you do not find one that meets your interests, contact Student Life for information on starting a new one.

Counseling Support Center

Our Counseling Support Center offers counseling services, workshops, peer mentoring, and more.

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Community Resources

Community Resources

The was created after years of Native student activism and lobbying efforts of university-affiliated individuals and Champaign-Urbana community members. NAH provides events and programs throughout the year.

A . Pow-wows are celebrations of life, community, and culture. The Welcome to the Pow-wow exhibition was developed in collaboration with the Bizhiki Culture and Dance Company with the goal of providing information about the different elements of pow-wows including drumming, dancing, regalia, and vendors.

Midwest Soarring Foundation logo

was formed in November of 1996. Its mission is to offer assistance, when asked, as a facilitator to the tribes regarding repatriation concerns, educate the public about various American Indian cultural issues, environmental issues, and build community among all people. The Midwest SOARRING Foundation hosts an in northern Illinois.

American Indian Association of Illinois logo

The is an educational non-profit that provides an accredited 4 year college degree initiative through the Medicine Shield 好色tv Program and Eastern Illinois University. AIAI provides scholarships, tutoring and other support for American Indian students and offers cultural celebration and preservation activities through the Chicago American Indian Museum, Bear Claw Multimedia and the Black Hawk Performance Company.

National Resources

National Resources

We R Native logo

 is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. They strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.

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The serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy development, management, and administration of behavioral health, alcohol and substance abuse, and family violence prevention programs for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people.

A  detailing general resources from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, including resources specific to Native and Indigenous Peoples.

Inclusive Therapists logo

 is an organization cultivated by BIPOC mental health professionals committed to allyship, advocacy, activism, and abolition. Their mission is to dismantle discrimination and prioritize intersectional healing for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ communities.