Alliance of Indigenous Peoples

Alliance of Indigenous Peoples

The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples is a student-led alliance that serves to represent and unify any and all self-identifying Indigenous voices at Arizona State University in an effort to ensure that all students are provided appropriate resources and support to develop into holistic Indigenous leaders. The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples encourages social awareness of the impact of colonization on the Indigenous student experience among students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Their primary goal is retention, completion, and graduation, of any and all self-identifying Indigenous students at Arizona State University.



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Throughout the academic year, Arizona State University dedicates months and weeks to honoring Sun Devils’ heritage. The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples leads the celebration of Native American Heritage Month each November. To learn how you can be involved in planning the celebration of our rich, diverse community of ASU students, connect with our coalition.


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Voices of O’odham Students at ASU (VOSA) provides a unified forum for inter-university dialogue, organizes student involvement, and endorses and administers services, resources, and programs that benefit the O’odham students of Arizona State University. To utilize and emphasize VOSA's purpose, we strive to promote mentorship, culture, community, education, and advocacy. Within our values, we endeavor for higher education, decolonization and indigenization of education, representation building, and highlighting the presence of O’odham students.

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Christopher Sharp

Christopher Sharp
School of Social Work

Christopher Sharp, M.S.W, M.P.A, is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Office of American Indian Projects, within the School of Social Work at the Arizona State University. He is of the Mohave tribe, descendant of the Frog Clan (Bouh'th) and a citizen of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. He teaches courses as a professor, serves as a field liaison to students in Tribal and urban American Indian-serving field placement settings, and is the advisor for the American Indian Social Work Student Association. He earned his B.S. in American Indian Studies, Master of Social Work, and Master of Public Administration at ASU. Chris serves on the National Advisory Committee for the FRIENDS CB-CAP technical assistance center, the Governing Council of the Indigenous and Tribal Social Work Educators Association, as Secretary of the Native American Connections Board of Directors, and is a member of the Council on Social Work Education and National Indian Child Welfare Association.

Napolean Marrietta, Facilitator
Leon Poitra III, Facilitator
Randii Lantz Castaneda, Facilitator

To connect with one of our member organizations, please log on to SunDevilSync.

  • Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc.
  • American Indian Graduate Student Association
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • American Indian Student Workers Student Association
  • Construction In Indian Country Student Organization
  • IndiGenius
  • Miss and Mr. Indian Arizona State University
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlan
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM

Below is a list of resources gathered by this coalition that may be helpful to you as a student. Organizations or resources listed not affiliated with Arizona State University are not endorsed by the university.

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Arizona State University is an institution measured by whom we include and how they succeed. If you feel you have been the victim of actions contrary to this principle, please connect with file a report with the appropriate resource.



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