The USC Native American Student Assembly (NASA), formerly the Native American Student Union (NASU) is a non-profit organization and umbrella group for Native American/American Indian student organizations at USC. NASA is one of nine cultural assemblies under USC’s undergraduate Student Government Programming Branch. As the only Native American programming entity on campus, our mission is to voice the concerns and needs of the Native American student body at USC, as well as provide Native American and non-native trojans the opportunity to connect and empower one another through various types of events that facilitate the academic, pre-professional, cultural, social, and political self-realization of the University of Southern California’s Native students as individuals and as a student community.
Notable Native Trojans
Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow of Lodge Grass, Montana (Crow, Whistling Water clan). Acclaimed Native American historian and last surviving war chief of Montana’s Crow Tribe.
Gil Birmingham (Comanche) is an American actor of Comanche ancestry, best known for his portrayal of Billy Black in The Twilight Saga film series.
Ava Brunell, Native American Student Union, Founding President
Nys Trejo, Native American Student Union, Founding Vice President
Jacob Daniel Broussard, 2017-2018 NASU President
Mato Standing Soldier, 2018 – 2019 NASU President
Maracea ‘Mesa’ Chase, 2020 – 2022 NASA President