Native American House

The Native American House is a living and learning residence and cultural center dedicated to the exploration and expression of the traditional and contemporary aspects of Native American intellectual, social, cultural, and spiritual life.

About the Community

The Native American House (NAH) is a true gathering and community place for all members of the Dartmouth Family — in balance, harmony, fellowship, healing, knowledge, and strength. As a cultural center, all who participate in its activities will enhance their understanding of various aspects of Native American life and culture and of the greater Dartmouth community.

The Native American House provides cultural, social and educational enrichment for Native and other Dartmouth students. The house includes accommodations for a resident graduate student or faculty member who is the NAH Fellow. The Native American House is sponsored by the Native American Program Office.

Residency Expectations

  • NAH residents agree to participate in at least four of the Program Elements listed in the NAH Program Description. Contact the Native American Program for more information.
  • The NAH (including yard and parking lot) is a drug, marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco free space (except for ceremonial use). The NAH Residents agree to maintain this substance-free space through their own behavior and the behavior of their guests. NAH Residents will appropriately inform their guests and any other visitors to the NAH of the substance-free policy as well as remind fellow residents and/or their guests whenever necessary to maintain the integrity of the substance-free space.
  • The NAH is a safe space that honors all aspects of community member's identities. When differences of opinions or expectations arise, community members will engage in respectful dialogue to remedy conflict, striving for consensus, when possible. The NAH Residents agree to maintain the cultural and social integrity of the NAH through their respectful behavior toward fellow residents and through appropriately respectful and welcoming behavior toward anyone who enters the NAH.
  • Residents are expected to be open and respectful to the varied cultural practices within our diverse community. The Native American Program can assist in these processes.
  • Residents will participate in a termly House Day.
  • Failure to comply with any of the above conditions for living in the NAH may result in actions up to and including termination of the contract to live in the NAH.

Staff Advisor

Kianna M. Burke

  • Interim Director of the Native American Program
    • Narragansett, She/They

Application Prompts

  1. A. For returning students: In what ways have you been or are you currently involved with the Native American House (NAH), Native American Studies (NAS), and the Native American Program (NAP), or the Native American Community at Dartmouth? B. For incoming first-year students: In what ways do you plan to be involved with the Native American House (NAH), Native American Studies (NAS), and the Native American Program (NAP), or the Native American Community at Dartmouth?
  2. What unique qualities and contributions would you bring to the NAH, and how would they benefit or compliment the residential program and/or the Native American and greater Dartmouth Communities?
  3. Why do you want to participate in the Native American House Residential Education Programming?


The Native American House is located at 35 North Main Street. View floor plans on the website of the Office of Residential Life.