Land Acknowledgement

OUR STATEMENT

Nevada State College Scorpions honor and celebrate the land and resources we are using to sustain ourselves. We are upon the sacred ancestral land of the Nuwu Southern Paiute, Washoe, Numu Northern Paiute, Nuwe Hualapai and Chemehuevi people who live and thrive all around the state of Nevada.

We also highlight and uplift all of Nevada’s 27 sovereign tribal nations.

We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and settler colonialism that continues to impact Native & Indigenous communities today, and we honor the people that are past, present, and future stewards of this land.

Land acknowledgements represent only a small part of the efforts towards systemic equity and inclusion for Native & Indigenous people in Nevada. The Nevada System of Higher Education offers a fee waiver for qualifying Native American college students. Additionally, all Scorpions are invited to contribute to an alliance for combined action and support, the Native American and Indigenous People’s Coalition.

LEARN MORE & TAKE ACTION

View a map of Native nations in Nevada.

Find which tribe or nation’s land you’re on.

Read about the NSHE Native American Fee Waiver, connect to NSC’s contact person, or apply for the Fee Waiver.

Your perspective matters and your help is needed. To join the Native American and Indigenous People’s Coalition, a committee of NSC’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, email cedi@nsc.edu and a staff member from the Office of Community, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI) will reach out to you.

Land acknowledgements are living statements which evolve over time. If you have questions or would like to suggest a change to NSC’s land acknowledgement, contact cedi@nsc.edu.

RECOGNIZED NATIVE NATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS IN NEVADA

Battle Mountain Band Council | www.temoaktribe.com  

Carson Colony Community Council | www.washoetribe.us  

Confederated Tribes of Goshute | www.ctgr.us/  

Dresslerville Community Council | www.washoetribe.us  

Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Tribe | www.shopaitribes.org  

Duckwater Shoshone Tribe | www.duckwatertribe.org  

Elko Band Council | www.temoaktribe.com/elko.shtml  

Ely Shoshone Tribe | www.elyshoshonetribe.com/  

Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe | www.fpst.org  

Ft. McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone Tribe | http://ftmcdermittpaishotribe.org/  

Las Vegas Paiute Tribe | www.lvpaiutetribe.com  

Lovelock Paiute Tribe | www.lovelockpaiutetribe.com 

Moapa Band of Paiutes | www.moapabandofpaiutes.com 

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe | www.pyramidlake.us 

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony | www.rsic.org  

South Fork Band Council | www.southforkbandcouncil.org  

Stewart Community Council | www.washoetribe.us  

Summit Lake Paiute Tribe | www.summitlaketribe.org  

Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone | www.temoaktribe.com  

Timbisha Shoshone Tribe | www.timbisha.com  

Walker River Paiute Tribe | www.wrpt.org  

Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California | www.washoetribe.us  

Wells Band Council | www.temoaktribe.com/wells.shtml  

Winnemucca Colony Council | Ph: 775-329-5800 

Woodfords Community Council | www.washoetribe.us  

Yerington Paiute Tribe | http://yeringtonpaiute.us/  

Yomba Shoshone Tribe | www.yombatribe.org