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The UNLV American Indian Alliance includes employees who are academic and administrative faculty members as well as those who are in classified positions. Our goal is to speak and act as a unified body for UNLV’s Native American population.

About Native Americans

To learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, histories, and contemporary lives of Native peoples, please visit the following sites:

  • Tribal Nations & the United States: An Introduction

    The guide "Tribal Nations and the United States: An Introduction" developed by the National Congress of American Indians seeks to provide a basic overview of the history and underlying principles of tribal governance.

  • Native Knowledge 360°

    Native Knowledge 360° is the National Museum of the American Indian's national initiative to inspire and promote improvement of teaching and learning about American Indians.

What's Happening

UNLV engineering students
Dec. 27, 2017

News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.

Oct. 19, 2017

Civil rights and Native American sovereignty rights seem to be moving toward a head on collision.

Group of indigenous women
Aug. 7, 2017

Drawing on community partnerships developed with Yup’ik Eskimo villagers, a new book combines research with indigenous perspectives to create a comprehensive understanding of colonialism in Alaska.

Kayla Bland, a participant in UNLV's Journey program examining a microscope slide.
Jul. 31, 2017

UNLV is a host site for the federally-funded Journey program, which puts Native American and other minority high school students interested in health research into college labs.

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Professor, History

An expert on Native American history.

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Emerita Professor, English

An English professor with expertise in American Indian Studies.

Headshot of Patrick Naranjo
Resource Coordinator, The Intersection

An expert on tribal culture and the protection of cultural property.

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Associate Professor of Law

An expert on civil rights, race theory, and the law.

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