The Brophy Native American Club is an affinity space for indigenous students from Brophy and Xavier College Preparatory that was founded in 2015. The club, which represents eight sovereign tribal nations, works tirelessly to advocate for the rights of indigenous people and for environmental justice. With the support of faculty moderator Cooper Davis ’10, the BNAC foster alliances with other Native American groups in Arizona, as well as establishing a partnership with Patagonia Action Works and the Center for Biological Diversity.
The club was instrumental in Brophy's Native Lands initiative, and for the past two years has been involved with Apache Stronghold and their campaign to save Oak Flat. In November 2022, BNAC traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with legislators to encourage their support of the Save Oak Flat Act and attend the Oak Flat Unity Summit.
For more information on the BNAC, their advocacy efforts and partnerships, email moderator Cooper Davis.