Native American & Alaska Native news
Reclaiming the land, remapping history
Through research and mapping, geography graduate student and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Autumn Harry recognizes Indigenous place names to honor her Numu (Northern Paiute) homelands.
Indigenous Education in the State of Nevada
Multicultural Center and College of Education and Human Development to offer education recommendations during panel discussion
Anthropologists debunk popular theory that Native Americans originated from Japan
Researchers analyzed over 1,500 dentitions and found no evidence that Native Americans came from Japan
“These people did not come from Japan – but further north where they were sculpted by the last glacial maximum.”
Native American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month events
Snapshots of language loss and revitalization: Paiute classes at the University and Stewart Indian School
International Mother Language Day provides opportunity to understand why mother language must survive. Assistant Professor Ignacio Montoya goes into how indigenous languages are disappearring and why it's important to save them.
Unveiling ceremony for University’s newly named Multicultural Center
Multicultural Center Welcome event takes a look back at the importance, legacy of this pivotal campus space
Researchers Explore the Role of Datura in Rock Art at Pinwheel Caves
University of Nevada, Reno anthropologist performs radiocarbon analysis on Datura wrightii quids
Changing representation through documentary film
Journalism alumna Tsanavi Spoonhunter chronicles one tribe’s fight for food sovereignty in short documentary
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout thrive at Paiute’s Summit Lake in far northern Nevada
University collaborates with tribe to protect the longest self-sustaining population of trout
We acknowledge that the University of Nevada, Reno is situated on the traditional homelands of the Numu (Northern Paiute), Wašiw (Washoe), Newe (Western Shoshone), 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.