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The Art People Podcast
July 9, 2020
Fawn Douglas: Artivist, Matriarch, Nuwu

This week Justin Favela talks to artist, activist and matriarch, Fawn Douglas. They get into her history as an Indigenous American artist and enrolled member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, talk about her role as a student and educator, and discuss her as advocacy work for the Nuwu culture and the many indigenous groups in southern Nevada. They also catch up on her time as an MFA candidate at UNLV, talk about the lack of equity and diversity within Las Vegas cultural institutions and so much more!


“We’re not all coming from a place of knowing all the answers. We’re seeking the answers, so keep an open mind and an open heart.”

Fawn Douglas

Fall 2019

June 18, 2020

Las Vegas Sun

Removal of Hey Reb! statue could be beginning of end for Rebels nickname

by Mike Grimala

"Fawn Douglas, a UNLV grad student and member of the Paiute Tribe, was glad to see the statue come down..."

February 5, 2020

Nevada Current

Forum highlights pain caused by cultural appropriation in festivals

by April Corbin Girnus

"When Fawn Douglas saw a website promoting an event entitled Las Vegas Tribal Gathering, she had two thoughts: Enough was enough. She had to do something."

January 23, 2020

Reno Gazette Journal

One march into the future, another to a dead end

by Melvin Lyngar

"Fawn Douglas, a member of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, spoke with power and authority about victims of sexual assault in one of the most moving talks I’ve heard on the subject."

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