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group of native american students posing for pictureSee yourself as a member of the UC Davis family? We do. Learn about some of the programs and resources of interest to the Native American community.

Programs and Projects Focused On Native American Life, History and Cultures

  • The Native American Contemplative Garden honors the the tribal homeland of the Patwin people, which includes the land upon which UC Davis stands, and educates the campus and its visitors about them. It's the first phase of a larger UC Davis remembrance project. The campus Arboretum follows the path of some historic village sites, and Patwin and Wintun people maintain a strong cultural presence in this area and contribute actively to our campus community.
  • The UC Davis Native American Studies major and program offers a formal comparative, interdisciplinary and hemispheric approach to the study of indigenous cultures of the Americas. This approach includes faculty specialized in a variety of disciplines including art, literature, religion, linguistics, history, anthropology, political science, ethnomusicology, performance and dance studies, and women and gender studies.
  • Native American/Indigenous Community residence hall theme floor. Students from all backgrounds who share an interest in learning about Native cultures and indigenous issues through interaction with the Native community are welcome to participate in this community. Students will interact with faculty and staff to engage in an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters deeper learning, connection and social understanding of the Native community. The program offers a wide range of cultural, social, and educational workshops, classes and programs designed to help students build community and enhance student success.
  • The C.N. Gorman Museum
  • Native American Language Center
  • Indigenous Research Center of the Americas
  • Student-run clubs and programs focused on Native American students provide social networks and academic support.




Campus Resources

Please check the "Campus Resources" sidebar on the Multicultural Resources page for additional listings.


Spiritual Resources


Campus Contacts

  • Rena Horse, student affairs officer, Native American Studies, 530-752-6656
  • Stella Mancillas, graduate and undergraduate program coordinator, Native American Studies, 530-752-3237
  • Felicia Miller, outreach coordinator, Office of Medical Education, 916-734-4084
  • Melissa Johnson, cultural program advisor/coordinator, Cross Cultural Center, 530-752-7032