Native Americans at Harvard College (NAHC) is the only Native American undergraduate club at Harvard. NAHC has existed under several names: first, as American Indians at Harvard College, started in 1972 and officially recognized as a Harvard organization in 1974, then, as Native Americans at Harvard-Radcliffe from 1993-1999. NAHC's current name came into being with the merger of Harvard and Radcliffe College. NAHC is one of the six oldest ethnic/cultural organizations at Harvard College.
NAHC seeks to provide social, intellectual and cultural activities for both Native students at Harvard and for other interested members of the Harvard community. NAHC recognizes that Native students are an ultra-minority and attempts to foster a sense of community among our members.
NAHC also educates the Harvard campus about Native issues and addresses popular misconceptions of Natives through our activities and events.
NAHC also sponsors the Harvard Intertribal Indian Dance Troupe (HIIDT), founded in 2003. HIIDT performs at various venues throughout the Harvard and Boston area, including the annual Cultural Rhythms festival organized by the Harvard Foundation. NAHC was one of the original five organizations involved in the first Cultural Rhythms in 1986.