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As we continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, our offices are still open and operating in a virtual format. You can reach us by phone at (909) 537-5793 or email at email@example.com. Please keep a close watch for new announcements on CSUSB’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.
This week, I am highlighting CSUSB's Land Acknowledgement. A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous peoples as traditional stewards of a given geographic area and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous peoples and their ancestral territories.
We recognize that California State University, San Bernardino sits on the territory and ancestral land of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians (Yuhaaviatam). We recognize that every member of the California State University, San Bernardino community has benefited and continues to benefit from the use and occupation of this land since the institution’s founding in 1965.
Consistent with our values of community and diversity, we have a responsibility to acknowledge and make visible the university’s relationship to Native peoples. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold California State University, San Bernardino more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.
This acknowledgment is a simple way of showing respect and a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture. For additional information about the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, please click: https://www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov/Culture/Cultural-Overview
Diane Podolske, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Community Engagement
CSUSB PRESIDENT'S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
As part of National Volunteer Week (April 19-25, 2020) celebration, we would also like to take the opportunity to announce this year's 2019-2020 CSUSB President's Volunteer Service Award (CPVSA) recipients.
Join us in celebrating the following:
This year's recipients of CSUSB students, staff, and faculty have a total of 8,968 combined volunteer hours!
Congratulations to all the recipients!