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Close up of a Native American rattle.
November 14, 2022

The California Truth & Healing Council bears witness to, records, examines existing documentation of, and receives California Native American narratives regarding the historical relationship between the state of California and California Native Americans to clarify the historical record of such relationship in the spirit of truth and healing.

Carlos Two Bears Gonzales, coordinator of the CSUSB First Peoples’ Center
November 7, 2022

Carlos Two Bears Gonzales, who was appointed First Peoples’ Center coordinator in August, said he wants Native American students to know they will receive support at the center in academic achievement and personal success.

Tomás D. Morales, left, President of California State University, San Bernardino, and Celeste Townsend, President and Chief Executive Officer, California Indian Nations College, sign an MOU at Classic Club in Palm Desert, on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.
October 4, 2022

Under the agreement, both institutions will work to create a college prep program and enrollment support to increase the number of Native American students earning a bachelor’s degree.

A woman speaking on stage to a crowd of people at CSUSB on California Native American Day
September 26, 2022

Attendees learned about Native American music, art and food of the Native peoples in this region at the free event on Friday, Sept. 23.

Members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians at the 2019 California Native American Day.
September 19, 2022

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.

June and Ernest Siva
September 6, 2022

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.

From left, Robert Levi III, Robert Levi Jr., and Assemblymember James Ramos.
August 26, 2022

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
April 6, 2022

Daisy Ocampo, assistant professor of history, appreciates the diversity at CSUSB and strives to highlight Native American voices on campus.

Santos Manuel
March 17, 2022

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.