UArizona Native American Alumni

UArizona Native American Alumni

Alumni Highlights

Leading Indigenous Rights Attorney Gabe Galanda Awarded University of Arizona Alumni of the Year Award


Galanda, an alumnus of University of Arizona Law’s Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program, has done just that. Over the span of his two-decade-long career he has worked as a legal advocate for Indigenous peoples, generously supported IPLP students, and mentored young Native lawyers. On February 3, he received the 2022-2023 Alumni of the Year Award on behalf of the James E. Rogers College of Law for his extraordinary accomplishments and continued dedication to the university.

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SBS Alumna Shelly Lowe Nominated to Chair the National Endowment for the Humanities


Shelly C. Lowe. Photo by Chris Richards/University of Arizona Alumni Association

Lowe is the first Native American selected to lead the federal cultural agency, and second woman.


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