Tribal Affiliation: Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Jemez Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo
Jason Packineau is an enrolled citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara) of North Dakota and is also from the Pueblo of Jemez and the Pueblo of Laguna. Prior to joining the HUNAP office, Jason helped build the Student Development Program for Native American students enrolled at the University of New Mexico's Health Sciences Center. During his time at the University of New Mexico he conducted outreach to tribal communities on behalf of the university and served as the Staff Advisor for two graduate Native American student groups. Mr. Packineau made the shift from K-12 education to higher education after spending seven years in Washington, DC as a teacher in DC Public Schools.