Native Resources

Native Science

SACNAS celebrates both the traditional knowledge and (Western) science contributions of Native Americans to the nation's scientific endeavor. SACNAS Native scientists have hosted conference sessions and written articles to bridge and integrate traditional knowledge with Western science:

Native Scientists

  • Former SACNAS board of directors member Dr. Cecil Thomas has compiled a list of Native American PhDs & EdDs. The list and a collection of related biographies were compiled from 2003-2004 and is based on individuals' self-identified as Indian.

Science Education

Community Events

  • Dave Wilson visited with students in the Soaring Eagles program during a visit to San Diego in April 2011. Read more...


SACNAS works in alliance with a number of other national programs committed to engaging Native Americans in higher education and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A number of SACNAS members are integral parts of these other organizations, and we encourage you to explore the opportunities and support that these groups provide.

AAIP - Association of American Indian Physicians

American Indian College Fund

AIGC - American Indian Graduate Center

AIHEC - American Indian Higher Education Consortium

AIRO - American Indian Research Opportunities at Montana State University

AISES - American Indian Science & Engineering Society

CAIANH - Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado, Denver

CAIH - Center for American Indian Health at John's Hopkins University

IHS - Indian Health Service

Indian Country Today

INRSEP - Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program at Humboldt State University

IPRN - Indigenous People's Restoration Network

NACR - Native American Cancer Research, Inc.

NAMP - Native American Mentoring Program at the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, New York University School of Medicine

NARCH - Native American Research Centers for Health

NIEA - National Indian Education Association

NNAAPC - National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

SIGP - Sloan Indigenous Graduate Program

Soaring Eagles - San Diego Mesa Community College

Spirit of EAGLES Program - American Indian/Alaska Native Leadership Initiative on Cancer program at the Mayo Clinic

TCUP - Tribal Colleges & Universities Program

TSC - National EPA-Tribal Science Council, Science in Indian Country website

Winds of Change Magazine - Published by the American Indian Science & Engineering Society