Honoring Native Tradition and Community Through Academic Excellence

Native Clubs

Get involved; see the UNM Student Activities Center and student organizations website. Below are Native student clubs affiliated with NAS.


NASIRG Native American Studies Indigenous Research Group (NASIRG)
The purpose of this organization is to encourage research participation, raise consciousness regarding Indigenous issues, increase student community involvement, and foster the exchange of ideas through academic and peer support. For more information:



The purpose of KIVA Club is to encourage student and community involvement with Native American issues and events on the University of New Mexico campus and in the surrounding communities; promote higher education, and preserve and encourage the growth of cultural values and identities of Native American students while also providing a positive social environment for students attending or working at UNM.  KIVA Club’s major trademark is the “Nizhoni Days.” Nizhoni Days was first conducted in 1955. Nizhoni days is a week of celebration and sharing of American Indian culture with UNM students, staff, faculty, and the general public. 

For more information: www.facebook.com/groups/kivaclub



SNAGSSociety of Native American Graduate Students (SNAGS)

"The purpose of the Society of Native American Graduate Students (SNAGS) is to better represent the concerns and interests of graduate students a UNM. Our goals are to provide a network of graduate students and faculty members among the American Indian population on campus and surrounding communities."  For more information: www.facebook.com/groups/143370313076/