Native American Leadership Club



The purpose is to provide a collective voice and represent New Mexico State University Grants campus through the lens of Native viewpoints, leadership and positive goals.


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: Zachary Histia
Vice President: Unoccupied
Secretary: Michelle Hinson-Bennet
Treasure: Shauna Francis
Public Relations: Jaime James

To promote equity of Native views on campus and in the community

     Action statement:

  • Supporting Native American initiatives on campus and in the community
  • Bringing Native American Scholars to speak on campus to educate and enlighten
  • Bring awareness of Native cultures, through food, films, and forums
  • Celebrate Native American Heritage Month to showcase Native American worldviews

To promote the development of future leaders

     Action statement:

  • Mentor and guide scholarship find to promote post-secondary graduation and matriculation to higher education degrees and leadership among Native college students
  • Attend Leadership conferences to gain leadership skills
  • Attend summer internships for leadership and to gain understand of future endeavors

To serve as a means of mobilizing and coordinating the actions of students toward positive goals

     Action statement:

  • Work on speaking projects to provide leadership in the community for native youth
  • Work as ambassadors to support NMSU Grants
  • Work to support Native youth in high schools to help them gain insight to post-secondary education

Possible Projects

  • Travel to high schools to promote post-secondary education through presentations and engagement
  • Attend the Indian Education Indian Parent Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings to listen and speak on helping native youth in the local school system
  • Attend conferences to build leadership skills
  • Provide outreach projects that will promote leadership on campus and in the community
  • Promote native voices


  • Guest speakers
  • Native foods cultural night
  • Physical/Artistic representation on campus
  • Fundraisers
  • Well-being and education seminars
  • American Indian Classic Education Fair
  • 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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New Mexico State University Grants

Native American Leadership Club

1500 N. 3rd Street

Grants, N.M. 87020

(505) 287-6678

NALC Advisor: Lisa Whitmore

Email for more information