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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

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UNLV's Tribal Education Initiative gives its new director an outlet for advocacy and Native students the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Leaders from the nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities convene at UNLV for American Indian Higher Education Consortium annual summer meeting. 

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UNLV senior Mae Agbilay's research shapes programming for Native American youth.

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Historic preservation group calls for action to sustain survival of 11 Silver State treasures.

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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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Professor, History

An expert on Native American history.

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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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