Maradan Mercer – Moyle

A citizen of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Nation, joined the Nevada Indian Commission on Jan. 8, 2024, as the administrative assistant. Maradan comes to the NIC from the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Currently residing in Stillwater, Nev., the Indigenous territories of the Toi Ticutta (the cattail eaters), she is a Douglas High graduate from the class of 2015. Maradan enjoys beading, attending cultural events, raising her dog Lola and spending time with family.

Maradan has a strong connection to Stewart Indian School as she is the direct descendent of Auggie Moyle, a campus maintenance employee from the early 70’s until the school’s closing in 1980. Maradan’s grandfather Auggie lived on the Stewart campus with his family including her father, Mitch Moyle and her auntie Audrey Moyle Lathrop.

Maradan’s great, great grandmother Nina Dixon was a Stewart alumnus whose photograph hangs in the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center & Museum. Maradan’s great uncle, Alvin Moyle, was a former, longtime chairman of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Nation.

“I am grateful to have this opportunity to make positive changes for my people,” Maradan said.