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Native Resource Center Programs

The Native Resource Center runs several major programs throughout the year. Click below to read more:

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Native and Indigenous Research Symposium
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SDSU Pow Wow

Events

November1st

NAHM Kick-off Reception & Joe Renteria Day

5:30 PM - 7 PM

Love Library - Special Collections (1st floor)

Native American Heritage Month will kick-off with a celebration to honor the legendary life of Chief Joe Renteria of Cherokee Nation for his countless contributions to this Nation as a WWII Veteran, to SDSU during his 32 years of service, and his tireless support of our Indigenous communities, children, and families throughout his 104 years of life. 

November4th

Outdoor Yoga

3 PM - 4 PM

Recreation Field 103

Facilitated Vinyasa yoga flow, mindfulness, and meditative breathing held at Recreational Field 103. 

November7th

Ancestor Veneration 

4 PM - 5 PM

Center for Intercultural Relations (Student Union, Rm 250)

 

November8th

California Missions: Artivism and Storytelling

Noon - 2 PM

Front of Hepner Hall

Join the NRC for an art display in front of Hepner Hall to demonstrate the impact of the Mission period on California Indigenous communities. Through storytelling and art, the event will highlight the 4th grade idealization of constructing a mission and the historical reality of the missions as sites of conflict, conquest and forced labor.

November9th

Gender-Based Violence on Both Sides of the Border Addressing Mexico's Femicides and US MMIW Epidemic

3 PM - 5 PM 

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA 100) 

 

November10th

Storytelling and Painting with the Tribal Liaison

4 PM - 6 PM 

Native Resource Center  (West Commons 115)

The NRC and Office of Tribal Liaison invite you for a night of storytelling and painting with SDSU’s own tribal liaison, Jacob Waipuk Alvarado. Jacob will be sharing stories related to songs & moon cycles while guests paint any imagery inspired by Jacob’s stories. Please RSVP to attend.

November12th

Football Tailgate

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November14th

Celebrating Native Education: The Power of Indigenous Peoples

4 PM - 6:30 PM

Physics 147 and ZOOM

November17th

Indigenous Talking Circle 

3 PM - 5 PM

Native Resource Center  (West Commons 115)

November18th

Health and Spiritual Wellness: COVID in Indigenous Country

3 PM - 5 PM

Scripps Cottage Patio

November21st

Kumeyaay Games

3 PM - 6 PM

ARC Field 103

November22nd

2-Spirit Panel

12 PM - 1 PM

ZOOM

November29th

Basket Making Workshop

2 PM - 3 PM

Templo Mayor, Student Union

November29th

Nike Native N7 Night

7 PM - 9 PM

Viejas Arena

November30th

In-Relations Research Methods Seminar w/ CIEJ: Solidarity Science Against False Climate Change Solutions

10:30 AM - 12 PM

ZOOM

November30th

First Nation Reads Book Club

4:30 PM - 6 PM

Native Resource Center (West Commons 115)

November30th

Decolonization: Education, Beauty, and Geography

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Women's Resource Center

April8th

SDSU Annual Pow wow

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Please check our Pow wow Tab for further information
April21st-22nd

3rd Annual Native and Indigenous Research Symposium

TBD

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Please check our Native and Indigenous Research Symposium tab for further information
April21st

Native Music and Dance Conference

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May1st

MMIWR Awareness Day

TBD

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Come and join us in honoring and remembering the numerous Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives
May5th

Native Graduation Ceremony

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Join us in celebrating this year's Native Graduates

NRC Archived Events and Recordings

Below are event recordings from previously held by the center. Enjoy!

Events

April27

Native Boarding Schools: The Reality

5 pm to 6:30 pm

Zoom

Featuring Christine McCleave, from the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.

Event Recording Link

April24

1st Native & Indigenous Research Symposium - Day 2

10am-2pm

Zoom

A replay of Dr. Murdocks keynote, new student presentations and a replay of presentations from day 1!

Event Recording Link

April23

1st Native & Indigenous Research Symposium - Day 1

10am-2pm

Zoom

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Esme Murdock, will be sharing space with us April 23, 2021 for the 1st Native & Indigenous Research Symposium. Dr. Esme Murdock is an Assistant Professor in the American Indian Studies department at San Diego State. The whole program includes artist showcases and student presentations after the keynote!

Event Recording Link

April22

Kumeyaay Land Defenders Panel

12pm

Zoom

Kumeyaay Land Defenders: The roundtable will feature SDSU Tribal Liaison and Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies Jacob Alvarado Waipuk (San Pasqual Kumeyaay), Jamie LaBrake (Sycuan Kumeyaay), and SDSU Student Martha Rodriguez (Baja Kumeyaay), and other Land Defenders. Topics of discussion include why #LandBack is a vital heuristic for our understanding of environmental justice, how Indigenous leadership is central to the environmental history and futures in the context of climate change, and what roles allies or accomplices can play in supporting Indigenous sovereignty as constitutive of past, present, and futures of environmental justice.

Event Recording Link

February11

Skiing at the Center of the Spider's Web: Indigenous Land Stewardship & Outdoor Sport

1 pm

Zoom

A conversation with Connor Ryan, Húŋkpapȟa Lakȟóta Professional Athlete for Patagonia, Salmon Freeskiing, & Native Outdoors.

Event Recording Link

December4

Film Screening of "Blood Memory" & Decolonizing Social Work/ICWA Training

9am-3:30pm (Event Flyer linked here)

Zoom

Blood Memory Documentary Film and discussion of the detrimental impact removal of Indian children through adoption has had on Native families and communities. How tribal communities are coming together for healing. Learn about ICWA and best practices with for working with Tribal families, especially our role and responsibility to ensure Native families are protected.
December3

Native Athletes Panel

4pm

Zoom

Join the NRC as we have a conversation with Native Athletes about their lives and the sports they've played! With special guest speakers Isaiah Thompson, Kenny Redner and Shiloh Lebeau.

Event recording available here.

December2

Dr. Peter Nelson, Final Lecture at San Diego State

3pm

Zoom

The Community Check-Ins are a place where communication about various topics are welcomed and encouraged. The participants can listen and learn from one another, and everyone's voice is respected and appreciated.

Event recording available here.

November23

Native Educators, Counselors, and Psychologists: Indigenizing Education for Native Youth

4pm

Zoom

Hear about the experiences of SDSU's Native American scholar educators on the SHPA Project!

Event recording available here.

November20

Native Graduation 2019-2020

5pm

Zoom

Join us as we celebrate and honor the December 2019 and May 2020 Native American Graduates!

Event recording available here.

November20

NRC FAFSA Workshop

12pm-1pm

 Zoom

Adolfo Garcia along with Scott Aziz from the SDSU Office of Financial Aid gave a presentation on the FASFA application as well as to how the funds were disbursed. This was followed by Haley Moore from the SDSU Native Resource Center who presented on specific Tribal scholarships offered to Native American and Indigenous students.

Event recording available here.

November19

Transformation of the Ecosystem

 4pm-5pm

 Zoom

Listen to Mike Connolly (Kumeyaay) as he discusses the impacts of the Mission at San Diego and the expansion along the coastal zone has had on the ecosystem.

Event recording available here.

November18

Getting into Grad School

 5pm-6:30pm

 Zoom

Learn a little bit about how to find graduate programs you might be interested. Hear about the masters programs in social work, psychology, counseling, educational leadership and ethnic studies.

Event recording available here.

November17

Indigenous in the Performing Arts: Native Script Writing

12:30pm-1:45pm

Zoom

Listen in on a conversation regarding the experiences of Indigenous folks in the Performing Arts. Dillon Chitto (Mississippi Choctaw, Laguna and Isleta Pueblo) will discuss script writing as a method to have Native stories and traditions in the eyes of the public. This event is lead by the American Indian Studies Department and Dr. David Kamper.

Event recording available here.

November13

Meet SDSU's Native Community: College Preview Day

2:30pm-3:30pm

Zoom

An open event for anyone interest in San Diego State University! Connect with SDSU students, faculty and staff and learn about the application, financial aid and support programs available.

Event recording available here.

November2

Day of the Dead: Critical Reflections on Indigenous Traditions

5pm-6pm

Zoom

Join the NRC and Campus Partners as we kick off a month long celebration of Native and Indigenous People. Hear some exciting news about the NRC and learn about the different events we have going on throughout the month of November!

Event recording available here.

November2

Native American Heritage Month Kick-Off Event

3pm-4:30pm

Zoom

Join the NRC and Campus Partners as we kick off a month long celebration of Native and Indigenous People. Hear some exciting news about the NRC and learn about the different events we have going on throughout the month of November!

Event recording available here.

October16

Conversations on Kumeyaay Against the Border Wall

As part of Indigenous Peoples' Day: Week of Action, the NRC hosted a discussion centering the Kumeyaay protest against the construction of the border wall. The construction is a violation of tribal sovereignty rights and desecrating sacred land. Members of the Kumeyaay Nation will share their experiences and acts of resistance against the wall. Learn how you can support and be an ally in this informational session centering the voices of Indigenous People.

Event recording available here.

October15

No More Stolen Sisters (MMIW)

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women awareness and how to combat violence against Indigenous women. Lead by NRC Program Assistants, Susie Gallo and Haley Moore and special guest presenters Shurene Premo, Whitney Baugher and keynote speaker Jordan Marie Daniel.

Event recording available here

October14

Disrupting "Dia de la Raza": Indigenous Oaxacan Transnational Resistance

A conversation on Indigenous Oaxacans and their experiences navigating Latinidad and Indigeneity. Lead by Dr. Kovats-Sanchez, American Indian Studies and Elybeth Alcantar, Native Resource Center

Event recording available here

October12

Indigenous Peoples' Day: NRC Week of Action Kick-off

Teach-in on the origins of Indigenous Peoples' Day and a virtual art show. Featuring Professor Lynch, American Indian Studies and Indigenous artist

Event recording available here

September25

CA Native American Day

Sept 25th recognizes California Native American Day. Click this link to view a discussion focused on spotlighting the Indigenous causes taking place right now in San Diego County. Find our how Indigenous people are fighting continued oppression and acts of colonization through illegal "border walls," desecration of sacred land, and the mental health, drug overdose and astronomical suspension rates of Native youth. We were joined by guest speakers Bobby Wallace, Chairwoman Angela Elliot-Santos, and Ami Admire.
September23

Kumeyaay New Year

On Sept 23rd, the NRC was joined by Jacob and Chris Alvarado Waipuk to discuss the Kumeyaay creation story and explain why the New Year is important to Kumeyaay people. Click here to view the recorded discussion!