Office of Tribal Relations

Native American Staff & Faculty Association


By disrupting settler-colonial constructs at California State University, Chico, the Native American staff and faculty association provides space and place for self-identified Native American staff and faculty to build community. The association aims to provide a collective impact on issues that concern strategic planning and sense of belongingness for Native American staff and faculty at the university. 


The Native American staff and faculty association will elevate visibility and participation of Native American staff and faculty at the university. Through engaged and meaningful conversations and structures of support, the association will help with; 

  • Recruitment and retention of Native American staff and faculty
  • Visibility
  • Curriculum input and inclusivity 
  • Collective voice
NASFA Officers & Members
PositionNameTribal AffiliationContactTitle
OfficerSharleen KraterMaidu/Pit River/Washoskrater@csuchico.eduDirector - Associated Students Programs
OfficerRachel Praetorius-McBrideYurokrmcbride@csuchico.eduDirector of Tribal Relations
MemberAmber Noel-CamachoMaiduanoel-camacho@csuchico.eduAssociate Director - Tribal Relations 

Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies & Field Director, CSU Chico Ecological Reserves

MemberDr. Heidi C. EricksonCherokee Nationhcerickson@csuchico.eduPart-time Lecturer - Kinesiology Dept.
MemberLaurence GammellAnishnaabe Ojibwelgammell@csuchico.eduTribal Relations Specialist
MemberMiranda RobinsonMescalero Apache/Mexican Americanmlrobinson@csuchico.eduFinancial Aid Advisor - Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
MemberBrowning NeddeauCitizen Potawatomi Nationbmneddeau@csuchico.eduAssistant Professor of Elementary Teacher Education, School of Education & Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies
MemberDeserea LangleyPaiute/Shoshone, enrolled member of Susanville Indian Rancheriadrlangley@csuchico.eduAssistant Professor - Multicultural and Gender Studies
MemberCole MoralesMountain Maidu, enrolled member of Susanville Indian Rancheriacmorales33@csuchico.eduTribal Liaison and Engangemnt Specialist
MemberAdriane TafoyaKitanemuk, Tejon Indian Tribeabtafoya@csuchico.eduCSU CalNAGPRA Project Manager - Office of the Chancellor
MemberSerena SmithCherokeeslsmith@csuchico.eduAdministrative Support Coordinator - Office of the Chancellor

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