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Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies


The Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies (CIPS) is the primary site for innovative programs for the study of American Indians and local, national and international Indigenous Peoples. The CIPS programs involves CSUSB faculty, students and administrators, partnershipswith Native Nations (Tribes) in the region and nationally, and strong connections with Indigenous Peoples throughout the Americas and the world, many currently in contact with Center personnel and the university.

The Center conducts research, facilitates curricular and instructional programs, coordinates academic activities and interacts on at least four levels of indigenous peoples, contributing to the development of knowledge and advancement of related social issues. CSUSB is providing support through CIPS to enhance opportunities to provide service, learn about and engage in leadership roles in California, nationally with Indian Nations, and internationally with Indigenous Peoples.