The closing ceremony featured state assemblymember and CSUSB alumnus James C. Ramos, bird singers and words of wisdom from CSUSB Indigenous leaders.
Finding a community at CSUSB has inspired alumnus Mark Araujo-Levinson ’22 to continue to preserve indigenous culture and language.
Julia Josephine Ruiz, CSUSB kinesiology major and executive vice president for ASI, has been selected by Majority Leader Emeritus Eloise Gomez Reyes to be this year’s awardee for her 30 under 30 program.
Carmen Dagostino, coordinator California Indian Languages Programs, Robert Levi Jr. elder/culture bearer in-residence, and Carlos Two Bears Gonzales, coordinator of the First Peoples’ Center, were interviewed for a segment on CSUSB’s Native languages programs, and Brian Levin (criminal justice emeritus), was interviewed for separate articles on hate and extremism.
The talk, free and open to the public, will take place from noon-1 p.m. in the John M. Pfau Library, room PL-4005, as well as on Zoom.
One of the highlights of the month includes a closing ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 29, featuring state Assemblymember James Ramos, D-Highland, bird singers and words of wisdom from CSUSB Indigenous leaders.
The film explores the genesis of the exploitation of Native American culture. There will be a screening and panel discussion on Nov. 2 at noon to 3 p.m. in the SMSU Theater.
Ramos, a CSUSB alumnus, and bird singers from Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians gathered in front of the Santos Manuel Student Union North to celebrate the month with traditional singing and dancing.
CSUSB’s Elder/Culture Bearer in-Residence, Robert Levi Jr., advocates for more Native students, teachers and club connections.