We honor the ancestral territories of Numa, the Newe, the Nuwuvi, the Waší∙šiw, and Pipa Aha Macav for their stewardship as the first caretakers of these lands and waterways…
Stewart Indian School Cultural Center
Preserving the history and stories of American Indian Children.
Preserving the Past & protecting our Future
Nevada’s Indian Commission supports efforts to preserve Native culture by encouraging traditional Native arts and cultural resources
Message from our Chairman and our Staff
“The Numa, the Newe, the Nuwuvi, Wasi siw, and Pipa Aha Macav have lived in the Great Basin since time began. Please join me in expressing our deepest respect and gratitude to our five major Indigenous groups; the Northern Paiute, the Shoshone, the Southern Paiute, the Washoe and the Mojave– not just the original caretakers of the land we now call Nevada–but for their enduring stewardship and protection of our shared lands and waterways. Today, the Nevada Indian Commission reaffirms its commitment to improve the quality of life for our 28 Tribal Nations, Bands, Colonies, and the 62,000-plus Urban Indians who choose to make Nevada their current home.”
– Kostan Lathouris | Chairman of the Nevada Indian Commission