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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 president marta meana is wrapped in a blanket by audrey martinez and lynn valbuena
Feb. 24, 2020

Thanks to a $9 million gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, UNLV’s College of Hospitality and Boyd School of Law will develop multiple education initiatives related to tribal gaming and hospitality.

Group Portrait of Leaders from UNLV and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Feb. 21, 2020

Historic agreement with San Manuel Band of Mission Indians will support teaching, education, and training opportunities for students, professionals, community members, and Native American tribes.

An exterior view of the Colusa Casino on a sunny day.
May. 30, 2019

An Eadington Fellow examines the initial debate over gaming on Native American reservations from the perspective of the tribal leaders that initially advocated for it.

Steven Sexton, assistant professor of English
May. 20, 2019

This assistant professor of English pursued varied academic interests but found his purpose studying the stories of indigenous peoples.

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Headshot of William Bauer
Professor, History

An expert on Native American history.

Headshot of P. Jane Hafen
Emerita Professor, English

An English professor with expertise in American Indian Studies.

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Associate Professor of Law

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

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