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.
Indigenous Peoples' Day
October 11, 2021
Folks around the country celebrated Indigenous People's Day. This holiday recognizes and honors the history and ongoing resilience of Indigenous peoples.
Learn more by checking out the panel organized by UNR's GSA, entitled "Indigenous Peoples Day: Truth, Reconciliation and Celebration", part of the Dialogue, Equity and Democracy Series. Featuring Dr. Deborah Harry (Associate Professor of Race, Gender and Identity), Dr. Myrton Running Wolf (Assistant Professor of Race and Media), and Markie Wilder (Indigenous Student Services).
However, just recognizing the holiday isn't enough.
The pandemic has been especially threatening to indigenous communities that are already plagued with poor access to healthcare, higher disease rates, and discrimination (UN: COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples). If possible, you can donate to First Nations. Donations fund grants, community programs, and frontline essential services for Native nations and Native-led organizations.
Black Birders Week 2021
Celebrate Black birders with us from May 30-June 5, 2021. Check out the #BlackAFInStem website for more information about daily themes.
Academics for Black Survival and Wellness - Registration for 2021 Workshops Now Open
The next two week course will take place Juneteenth - July 3, 2021. This organization provides free anti-racism and wellness resources for non-Black and Black folks - check out the Academics for Black Survival and Wellness website for more information.