Attendees will learn about Native American music, art and food of the Native peoples in this region at the free event on Friday, Sept. 23, starting at 6 p.m.
The CSUSB RAFFMA exhibit will consist of sculptures and paintings created by local Cahuilla and Serrano artists from the Dorothy Ramon Learning Center, founded by Ernest and June Siva. An opening reception is set for Sept. 10.
Assemblymember James Ramos honored tribal elders for working to preserve Native American culture such as language, and songs such as the traditional Kaweah bird songs, by teaching them to younger generations of Native Americans.
Daisy Ocampo, assistant professor of history, appreciates the diversity at CSUSB and strives to highlight Native American voices on campus.
Santos Manuel is revered by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians as a visionary man who arose in their darkest hour through extraordinary leadership, ensuring the survival of their ancestors and tribe.
Robert Levi Jr., the university’s first Elder/Culture Bearer In-Residence, will serve as a mentor to American Indian students to develop and enhance positive native cultural identities.
Lacey Kendall (communication studies), Ernest Siva (world languages and literatures, adjunct), and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in recent news coverage.
Carmen Jany (world languages and literatures) was quoted in an article about the work of Ernest Siva (world languages and literatures adjunct) to preserve the Serrano language, and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was interviewed for an article about the possibility of plaintiffs collecting on the $26 million judgment against the group of white nationalists who organized the deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Va.
James Fenelon (sociology), Bomi Hwang (world languages and literatures) Codi Lazar (geological sciences) and Anthony Silard (public administration) were included in recent news coverage.