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About Us

The Native American Center (NAC) supports and develops cultural programs on campus while building community for our Native students. These initiatives encourage the revitalization of Indigenous cultures and languages while providing a tether to Indigenous students who are away from their home and families. The NAC connects indigenous students to resources and encourages personal and professional development while fostering appreciation for their Indigenous identity and culture. The NAC works to increase positive and accurate representations of indigenous people in both modern and historical contexts. The NAC also facilitates relationships between the indigenous communities of Wisconsin and the university that benefits the recruitment and retention student.

Our Mission

To develop and support educational programs, projects, and initiatives to encourage the perpetuation of tribal languages and cultural traditions among Native American communities in Wisconsin.

To promote fellowship among the American Indian community of central Wisconsin.

To foster the formal and informal educational goals of American Indian people.

To identify, transform, and utilize educational resources that address the needs of Wisconsin tribes in a manner commensurate with the cultural values of tribal communities.

To advance public education concerning American Indians on the UWSP campus and in surrounding communities.

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American Indians Reaching For Opportunities (AIRO)

Encourages awareness and understanding of all Indian people, on campus, off campus and all who seek information about Indian people and culture.

​American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

Provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, business and other academic area


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Rachel Davis

  • Native American Center Coordinator
  • Pronouns: She/Her
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