Native American Club

Native American Club

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The mission of the NMSU Grants Native American Club is promote holistic well-being of NMSU Native American students through spiritual (PURPOSE), mental (MIND), social (RELATIONS), and physical (BODY) aspects and making educational connections to our goals, endeavors, and communities.


We are seeking students who are highly motivated, performing well in their academic programs, have a positive attitude, and are dedicated to the NMSU Grants community.

Our club is open to all enrolled NMSU Grants students, regardless of race, nationality, gender, background, or sexual orientation.


President: Vyron Pino
Vice President: Osie Etsitty
Secretary: Krystal Miller
Historian: Yvette Cohoe
Public Relations: Lawrence Martinez


  • Guest speakers
  • Native foods cultural night
  • Horno construction with native elders
  • Physical/Artistic representation on campus
  • Fundraisers
  • Turkey in the ground Thanksgiving
  • Well-being and education seminars
  • American Indian Classic Education Fair
  • Elder talking circles
  • Junior high and high school mentoring
  • Summer Academy mentoring


  • Computer access, limited copier and printer services
  • Student Commons area for informal gatherings and meetings
  • Quiet study area
  • Cultural activities emphasizing Native American culture and lifeways
  • Community computer labs in Acoma and To’hajiilee for student use and volunteer work with community projects
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Club Advisors: Lisa Whitmore, Rachelle Simpson, Sascha Larrabee
Shawn Secatero, Ph.D., Founder
Eileen Martinez, Administrative Assistant
Please contact Krystal Miller at to learn more about the club.

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