Native American Faculty and Staff Association (NAFSA)

Native American Faculty & Staff Association

The purpose of the Native American Faculty & Staff Association is to develop and maintain a support group for UC Davis staff, faculty, and students which enhances and increases the presence and visibility of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives within our community. 

Why Join NAFSA?

  • Professional Development
  • Events and Activities
  • Advocacy
  • Open to All

Meet the Board

  • Purpose
  • We promote employment, training, and advancement of American Indian staff into positions of increased responsibility (i.e., supervisory, management, and executive positions) and support the goals and mission of the UC system in general and specifically at UC Davis.

    We sponsor events and activities that are of interest to the membership including Native American Cultural Days, member art workshops, off-campus activities, and speaking engagements.

    The UC Davis Native American Faculty & Staff Association is a constituent group of UC Davis. Any employee of UC Davis is eligible for membership; no verification of heritage is required. We only ask that you be committed to diversity and support fellow employees at UC Davis. 

    UC Davis Community Interest Groups are sponsored by the Offices of the Chancellor and Provost and the Office of Campus Community Relations to support and represent staff and faculty diversity on campus. Volunteers work to bring about a broad-based awareness, promote a shared environment of sensitivity and understanding, and encourage excellence and advancement at all levels within the UC Davis campus community.

  • Resources for Native American Arts
  • C.N. Gorman Museum at UCD features artworks and lectures by contemporary Native American and Indigenous artists.

    Southwest Museum at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles has an exceptional collection of California and Southwestern Native art and features exhibitions, events and an annual market in Nov.

    Heard Museum, Phoenix holds substantial collections and a wide range of Native American exhibitions with an emphasis on the SW.

    Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis has been a leader over the last ten years in acquisition of important contemporary Native American and First Nations art through their Fellowship Program and annual market. Works from the historical and contemporary collections are regularly on exhibit.

    Oakland Museum of California includes a historical display of California lifeways and basketry.

    Bay Area Native American Indian Network provides a regular schedule of exhibitions and events in the Bay area.

    Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley.

    California State Indian Museum, Sacramento.

    Jesse Peter Native American Art Museum, Santa Rosa Jr. College, Bussman Hall, emphasises California cultures, artists change Monthly.

    Maidu Museum and Historic Site, Roseville.

    Marin Museum of the American Indian, Novato.

    Mendocino County Museum, Willits.

    Northern California Flute Circle, Native American Flute concerts & workshops.

    Pacific Western Traders, Folsom. Native American arts, books, recordings, videos, Pendleton blankets. Changing exhibits.

    National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian, Washington DC. Check out their online exhibits!

    Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe.

    Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, hosts changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.

    Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe.

  • Native American Service & Community Organizations
  • Sacramento Native American Health Center, 2020 J Street, Sacramento. 916-341-0575.

    Chapa De Indian Health Clinic, 175 W. Court Street, Woodland. 530-661-4400.

    California Tribal TANF 916-654-1322.

    Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd, Oakland. 510.836-1955. Classes: Tues: Beading, Drum, Aerobics. Thurs: Medicine Warriors/All Nations Dance, Fri: Talking Circles, Sat: Gardening, Parenting. Library open some Tues/Thurs.

    Tribal Economics and Social Solutions Agency, Sacramento. Native American foster care agency.

    American Indian Child Resource Center, Oakland. Native American foster care agency.