College basketball uniforms to honor Native American Heritage Month

Nike N7 is partnering with four universities—Florida State, Nevada, New

Mexico and Oregon State—to bring Native American Heritage Month to life

on the basketball court during November.

Teams from each participating

school will make a departure from their traditional colors for one game,

donning turquoise Nike N7 uniforms, to highlight the importance of

bringing sport and physical activity to Native American and Aboriginal

youth.
— Nike

Basketball teams will wear turquoise Nike N7 uniforms to raise awareness for the need to bring access to sport to Native American and Aboriginal youth. The turquoise color is deeply symbolic of friendship and community in Native American culture, reflecting the support of four schools to elevate the power of sport both inside and outside Native communities.

Oregon State was the first to make the commitment to wear turquoise in 2010, when its men’s basketball team made history as the first collegiate team to recognize Native American Heritage Month and Nike N7.

Oregon State will wear their N7 uniforms on Nov. 26. Oregon State was the first to make the commitment to wear turquoise in 2010, when its men’s basketball team made history as the first collegiate team to recognize Native American Heritage Month and Nike N7. 

Florida State is deeply connected to the Seminole Nation community surrounding the university.

Florida State will wear their N7 uniforms on Nov. 17. Florida State is deeply connected to the Seminole Nation community surrounding the university.

New Mexico will wear their N7 uniforms on Nov. 30. New Mexico has a unique relationship with the 19 Pueblos, Jicarilla Apache Nation, Mescalero Apache Tribe, the Navajo Nation, the Notah Begay III Foundation and partners through its hospital and education programs.

The Nevada men's basketball team will wear their N7 uniforms on Nov. 22. Nevada is inspired by former team member and current professional basketball player, Tahnee Robinson, who also serves as an N7 athlete ambassador.

The Nevada men's basketball team will wear their N7 uniforms on Nov. 22. Nevada is inspired by former team member and current professional basketball player, Tahnee Robinson, who also serves as an N7 athlete ambassador.

Nevada is inspired by former team member and current professional basketball player, Tahnee Robinson, who also serves as an N7 athlete ambassador.

The Nevada women's basketball team will wear their N7 uniforms on Nov. 30.