About Us

We are a group of community-minded people who value "giving back" and work to support projects that preserve, revive, and carry on the rich legacies of cultural traditions affected by colonization.

Meet the Board

Who We Are

 

President

Michael I. Collins is currently the President of IndigenousAF (IAF Inc.) and is a registered nurse in the state of Nevada.  Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, he has roots with the Muskogee (Creek) and is a conscientious veteran who served 7 years in the U.S. Army.    

Vice President

Maria Raquel Casas serves as Vice President of  IAF Inc. and is an expert in Mexican American history.  She is an associate professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she has taught for nearly 25 years on Chicana/o, Mexican American, and borderlands history.

Secretary

Fawn Douglas is an Indigenous American artist and enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. She also has roots with the Moapa Paiute, Cheyenne, Creek, and Pawnee.

Treasurer

A.B. (Aaron) Wilkinson is an associate professor of history at UNLV. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, completed the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago, and earned his PhD in History at the University of California, Berkeley.