Circle of Indigenous Nations Services



The Circle of Indigenous Nations have American Indian professional staff to assist with any questions you may have concerning the University of Minnesota. As part of the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence the Circle of Indigenous Nations is closely connected with the Office of Admissions, Martin Luther King Jr Advising Office, all Colleges at the University, Student Excellence in Academics and Multiculturalism (SEAM) program, University Libraries and the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence's Instructional Center.


Please visit if you need guidance or assistance making personal decisions. Trained staff members will assist you with complete confidentiality. Our staff also makes referrals for community and University resources.


The Circle of Indigenous Nations, the Department of American Indian Studies, and the American Indian student organizations work collaboratively to offer cultural support and experiences to students at the University. 

Career Information

We provide information on employment, internships and volunteer opportunities through the Circle of Indigenous Nations newsletter. The center is equipped with up-to-date files available for student viewing.

University Libraries

Library Resources for American Indian Studies

Language Instructional Tutors

Language Instructional Tutors are available to work one-on-one in Dakota and Ojibwe languages. Language Instructional Tutors are free and their schedules are provided below along with the Dakota and Ojibwe language instructors office hours.

Dakota & Ojibwe Language Tutor Hours: Fall 2017