Indian Education Advisory Committee (IEAC)

Lance West

How mu.  Nu Lance West me nanea. Nu cui-ui dicutta agai dicuttano. Nu Schurzwaetu. Nu tunedooedu pooenabe agai dicutta.  My name is Lance West, I am Pyramid Lake and Walker River Paiute.  I live in Schurz, Nevada on the traditional lands of the Walker River Paiute. I am Schurz Elementary Principal, a K-6 public school, […]

Emily Navarro

Ms. Navarro has a background in education and non-profit management and her current role is as the Education director of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California’s education department. Currently, the Washoe tribe’s education department reaches three different school districts – Carson City, Douglas, and ACUSD due to the locations of Washoe communities and youth […]

Fawn Hunter

Fawn Hunter has over 20 years of experience working with students and families in the k-12 setting. She is a member of the Duck Valley Shoshone-Paiute Tribe and a descendant of the Washoe Tribe, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and Pit River Tribe of Susanville Indian Rancheria. She grew up on the Dresslerville reservation and is […]

Fredina Drye-Romero

Ms. Fredina Drye-Romero is from the Southern Paiute Tribe and enrolled with the Kaibab Band of Paiute Tribe, in northern Arizona, and has close affiliations with the Moapa Band of Paiute Tribe, in southern Nevada. Fredina has been working in education for over 20 years and currently serves as the Education Programs Professional for Indian […]

William Bauer

William Bauer is an enrolled citizen of the Round Valley Indian Tribes and a professor of history and program director for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Bauer earned his BA from the University of Notre Dame and MA and Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He has […]

Kari Emm

Dr. Emm has over 15 years of experience in higher education. She is a member of the Yerington Paiute Tribe and was raised on the Walker River Paiute Indian Reservation in Schurz, NV, where she still considers “home”. Dr. Emm’s career started in public affairs at the Natural Resources Conservation Service with the United States […]