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Native American Heritage Month

James C. Ramos (center) leading a traditional song at the closing event.
November 30, 2023

The closing ceremony featured state assemblymember and CSUSB alumnus James C. Ramos, bird singers and words of wisdom from CSUSB Indigenous leaders.

Mark Araujo-Levinson smiling with arms crossed
November 21, 2023

Finding a community at CSUSB has inspired alumnus Mark Araujo-Levinson ’22 to continue to preserve indigenous culture and language.

Julia Josephine Ruiz
November 15, 2023

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.

University Hall, Faculty in the News
November 13, 2023

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.

Daisy Ocampo
November 7, 2023

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.

Native American Heritage
October 31, 2023

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.

A scene from the documentary, “Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting,” which will be shown at CSUSB on Nov. 2.
October 26, 2023

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.

Assemblymember James Ramos
November 30, 2022

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.

First Peoples’ Center student assistant Daniel Calderon, Guachichil Nation (standing), with students at the center, located in the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union North.
November 28, 2022

CSUSB’s Elder/Culture Bearer in-Residence, Robert Levi Jr., advocates for more Native students, teachers and club connections.