Gathering of Academic Indigenous and Native Americans (GAIN)

gain logo The Indigenous and Native American Faculty and Staff Affinity Group seeks to:
  • build community
  • promote visibility
  • provide support for SJSU’s Indigenous and Native American Faculty and Staff through campus activities and initiatives.

Event Images

Visit our page for GAIN events images, including:

  • 11-30-2023. Assemblymember Ash Kalra presents GAIN with Leadership in Education Award
  • 11-23-2023. Native American Heritage Spartan Football Game

Recent News

Updated Presidential Directive

San José State University’s Protocol for Curation, Inventory, and Repatriation of Native American Remains Subject to the Native American and Graves Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and CalNAGPRA (California NAGPRA)
Presidential Directive (PD-2023-01)

Respecting the dignity of our Native American and Indigenous communities – past, present and future – is of the utmost importance for the CSU system in general, and San José State in particular. Our university maintains an extensive collection of Native American artifacts and human remains that is protected by state and federal laws. While a state auditor earlier this year commended SJSU for its compliance with these laws, there is still a need to ensure the continued protection of these items and ancestors until we reach our goal of complete repatriation.

GAIN Outputs

Guillory-Lacy, V.,  Warren, J., Malloy, K., Aquino, E., & de Bourbon, S. (2024) Decolonizing Qualitative Research: “A TribalCrit Approach to the Study of Native American and Indigenous Students at an MSI” SAGE Diversifying and                 Decolonizing Research methods. Accepted early 2024. 

Malloy, K. J., Lacy, V. S., de Bourbon, S. L., Aquino, E., & Warren, J.-A. (2023). Native American and Indigenous Student Experience at San José State University [pdf] Internal Report to SJSU Administration.


For information about joining GAIN, SJSU faculty and staff group, please contact:

Kerri J. Malloy
Assistant Professor, GAIN Secretary
408-924-4461  |  Clark Hall 414J

Alisha Marie Ragland
NAGPRA Tribal Liaison, GAIN Secretary
408-924-5703  |  Clark Hall 404N

GAIN Officers

President: Jodie Warren
Vice President: Veneice Guillory-Lacy
Co- Secretaries: Kerri Malloy and Alisha Ragland
Co- Treasurers:  Maria Cruz and Soma de Bourbon

SJSU Students

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