UNLV Students Help With Spring Cleaning At Stewart Indian School

Posted By on May 9, 2017

by Guy Clifton, Travel Nevada · 1 min read

CARSON CITY, Nev. — UNLV students taking part in the university’s Alternative Break Program will spend next week at Stewart Indian School, completing landscaping and other projects, while also having the opportunity to learn about the Stewart Indian School and Native American culture.

The group, scheduled to consist of 10 students, will have a travel day from Las Vegas on Sunday, May 14, and start their week on Monday with a welcome, orientation and tour of the Stewart Indian School campus with Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission. After the orientation, at 11 a.m., the students will begin cleaning up the Stewart Indian School Cemetery.

The Stewart Indian School in Carson City is in the process of being restored as a cultural site. Students from the UNLV Alternate Break Program will be on the Stewart campus next week to clean up the historic cemetery and several buildings. Guy Clifton/Travel Nevada

The service activities will continue on Tuesday with a clean out of the school’s auditorium. Long closed, it is one of the buildings planned for future rehabilitation as the school is transformed into a cultural center in the months ahead.

Along with their volunteer work on the Stewart campus, the students will be taking several educational trips, including to the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center on Wednesday afternoon; the Nevada State Museum, Carson City Visitors Bureau Great Basin Native Artist Exhibit and Rupert’s Gem Shop on Thursday afternoon/evening; and a tour of Lake Tahoe from a Washoe Tribe perspective on Friday afternoon.

Each of the students paid the university program $120 to participate.