Welcome

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

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May. 7, 2021

2015 alumna Fawn Douglas uses her art and Nuwu Studios collective to be a fierce advocate for Native Americans, women’s issues, and more.

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Jan. 14, 2021

With a gaming-centered master’s degree newly in hand, UNLV Hospitality grad Margaret Simpson is bringing powerful leadership to her tribe’s Oregon casino.

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Jan. 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

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Dec. 30, 2020

A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.

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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.

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Professor of Law

An expert on civil rights, race theory, and the Indian and tribal law, juvenile justice, and criminal law.

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