Cornell University's American Indian Program celebrated the 20th anniversary of Akwe:kon, its innovative student "living-learning" residential program house on September 9, 2011.
Akwe:kon is a Mohawk word meaning, "all of us." It is a crucial part of the American Indian Program's student support, providing culturally based programming while mentoring respectful community engagement.
Akwe:kon is the first university residence in the country purposely built to celebrate Native American heritage. Since its founding, Akwe:kon has served as a gathering place for indigenous leaders throughout the world to share their experiences with diverse Cornell students, faculty and staff.