Native American Heritage

Celebrating and recognizing American Indian, Alaska Native, and Indigenous People

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University of Nevada, Reno Native American royalty and community members participating in powwow dancing, singing and drumming.

Native American elder dancing at the University of Nevada, Reno PowWow

Preserving and revitalizing the Great Basin indigenous language of Numu

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the University of Nevada, Reno is situated on the traditional homelands of the Numu (Northern Paiute), Wašiw (Washoe), Newe (Western Shoshone), and Nuwu (Southern Paiute) peoples. These lands continue to be a gathering place for Indigenous Peoples and we recognize their deep connections to these places. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on their territory.

Office of Indigenous Relations

The Office of Indigenous Relations aims to build strong community connections, provide funding and resources, and create supportive and culturally inclusive environments for Indigenous students, faculty and communities.