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Abaya Yala

Raised toward our $500 Goal
15 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 21, at 12:00 AM MST
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Support Indigenous Lumberjack Connections and Enrich the Student Experience

Abaya Yala University Association

Abaya Yala University Association

Ya'at'eeh, Aloha, Hola, & Loloma!

Abaya Yala (Mayan for Indigenous Peoples of the World) is a student organization at Northern Arizona University that brings together people who are interested in Indigenous issues within the university and the Flagstaff community. We create a "Home Away From Home" for our members by providing social and cultural support.

Morgan, Michael, and Steffany with their Zines on Indigenous Peoples Day

Donating to our student organization will provide our students with more opportunities to build connections through events and academic support. Donations would go towards event such as:

  • Indigenous Knowledge Bowl: Indigenous clubs on campus compete in trivia and jeopardy to participate in friendly competition and building connections. The club that wins receives a championship belt!
  • Abaya Yala Powwow: For the first time in 4 years since the started of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Abaya Yala will be hosting a Powwow at Northern Arizona University. Powwows are a way for Indigenous People and Communities to gather to celebrate culture and traditions through connections, kinship, dancing, singing, and reflection. This Powwow is needed for Indigenous NAU students to connect culturally to build a home away from home.

    Abaya Yala members attending the Black Renaissance hosted by the Black Student Union.

Abaya Yala collaboration with NAU Council of Indigenous Ambassadors and the Latine Student Union for Indigenous Peoples Day and Dia La Raza.

Contact Information

Phone Number9282285782

Instragram: @nau_abaya_yala

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Student Axe of Kindness

You’re a Jack committed to NAU’s culture of care. Your gift ensures fellow students’ health and well-being are supported and all students have the opportunity to engage in a diverse offering of club activities and events.


Club Advocate

You’re a Jack committed to enriching the student experience. You know how vital NAU student clubs are to making friends, developing leadership skills, and expanding interests. To show our gratitude for your #AxeofKindness⛏️, you will receive a limited-edition embroidery sticker to show your NAU pride year-round.


Lumberjack Legacy

Lumberjacks give back!! Together, parents, alumni, and friends of NAU that give at this level ensure all Lumberjacks are engaged and supported throughout their academic journey now and into the future. To show our gratitude for your #AxeofKindness, you will receive a personal thank you from the club and a set of limited-edition embroidery stickers to show your NAU pride year-round.


Abaya Yala Merch

Donating this amount will help secure funds for our members to have merchandise, such as t-shirts, stickers, and sweaters. Thank you!


Abaya Yala Events

Your donation would go towards social and awareness events held by Abaya Yala. These events could include the Indigenous Knowledge Bowl and the MMIR Awareness Walk. Thank You!


Abaya Yala's Powwow

Abaya Yala has hosted a Powwow for the NAU community and people from around the southwest to enjoy. 2023 will be the first time we host a Powwow in 4 years.

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