Sherman Alexie to speak at USD on July 14

posted Jun 14, 2017, 10:29 AM by Kathleen Regan

Sherman Alexie Lecture at USD July 14, 2017
Warwick's and The University of San Diego present

National Book Award winner for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Friday, July 14, 2017
7:00 PM
at the
University of San Diego
Shiley Theatre
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA  92110

$5 general admission
$30.17 general admission + one copy of You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Seating will operate on a first-come first-served basis. Doors will open and check-in will begin at 6:15pm. Please allow yourself plenty of time for parking and transport to the theater. Parking Info: Use west entrance to campus and park in lot P4 (Marian Way). Shuttle service to campus will be available. USD Campus Map:

More Information: or 858-454-0347

13th Annual Imperial Beach Pow Wow by the Sea

posted Jun 8, 2017, 10:51 AM by Kathleen Regan

Imperial Beach Pow Wow by the Sea

13th Annual Imperial Beach Pow Wow by the Sea
Honoring our Veterans
June 17-18, 2017

One World Bridge
City of Imperial Beach

Saturday 11AM to dusk
Sunday 11AM to 7PM

Gourd Dance - 11:00 AM to noon (Saturday and Sunday)
AIWA Color Guard

MC: Randy Edmonds
Arena Director: Richard Decrane
Head Man: Kale Flores
Head Woman: Monica Jacome
Head Boy: Adrian Thunder Gracia
Head Girl: Zoe Camacho Gastelum
Tiny Tot Boy: Hwaa Hawk
Tiny Tot Girl: Shinasha Begay
Head Gourd Dancer: William Buchanan
Northern Drum: Coyote Canyon Singers
Southern Drum: Red Warriors
Invited Drum: Dancing Cloud Singers

More Information: or 619-708-7858

2017 American Indian Graduation Ceremony

posted Jun 1, 2017, 12:07 PM by Kathleen Regan

2017 American Indian Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations to all of our recent grads! Our annual honoring ceremony for the graduating class of 2017 was held on May 6th at the Mission Trails Visitor Center. Eleven graduating students and their families attended, including Native American students, American Indian Studies majors and minors, Hospitality & Tourism Management majors with an emphasis in Tribal Gaming, and Native American Scholars and Collaborators graduates:
Eric Geisler (La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians)
B.A. in American Indian Studies
B.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Management with
an emphasis in Tribal Gaming Operations &
Desmond Hassing (Choctaw of Oklahoma)
M.A. in Theatre Arts
Tiffany Haswood (Navajo)
M.A. in Counseling
Corrine Hensley-Dellefield
M.A. in Applied Anthropology
Christian Karnes (Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians)
B.A. in American Indian Studies
Nora Neztsosie (Diné [Navajo])
M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in School

Rudy Reyes (Barona)
B.A. in Anthropology
Tamara Strohauer
M.S. in Social Work (2016)
Kevin Torres
B.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Management with
an emphasis in Tribal Gaming Operations &
Sierra Warren (Nez Perce/Umatilla)
B.A. in Chemistry (Single Subject Teaching
Minor in American Indian Studies
Michael Cervantes (Penelakut First Nation)

2017 ITS Annual Golf Tournament Fund Raiser to be held June 26

posted May 31, 2017, 9:34 AM by Kathleen Regan

Pechanga Golf Course
Inter Tribal Sports Presents
The 8th Annual ITS Golf Tournament Fundraiser
JUNE 26, 2017
45000 Pechanga Pkwy., Temecula, CA

Event Times:
  Registration Check In: 8:00 AM
  Opening Ceremony: 9:00 AM
  Shotgun Start: 10:00 AM
  Dinner & Awards Ceremony: 4:00 PM

More Information: Inter Tribal Sports: or 951-719-3444
  • $100,000 Shootout (50/50 split between winner & ITS - Closest to the Pin $73 Omaha Steak Gift)
  • Long Drive Scratch Ticket ($73 Omaha Steak Gift)
  • On Course Long Drive Contest ($600 Handmade & Forged Custom F6 Krank Driver)
  • 4 On Course Closest to the Pin Contests ($250 Birdie Box)
  • 4 Hole in One Contests
  •  1) $16,000 Trip for 2 to Super Bowl - Airfare & Hotel Included
  • 2) $8,500 Trip for 2 to World Series - Airfare & Hotel Included
  • 3) $3,500 Trip for 2 to Lajitas Golf & Spa Resort
  •  4) $1,000 NIKEGolf Shopping Spree
  • Krank Driver Demo & Advance on Par 5
  • Raffle Prizes

Travel scholarships available to Native STEM students

posted May 30, 2017, 12:17 PM by Kathleen Regan

Department of Justice Logo
National Institute of Justice Travel Scholarships for Native Students

The National Institute of Justice – the research, evaluation, and development bureau of the US Department of Justice is excited to offer up to five travel scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate STEM students to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia, PA from October 21-24, 2017. 

The following link provides more detailed information about applying. 

Deadline to apply: 5:00 p.m. on June 30, 2017

Take an online class this summer

posted May 22, 2017, 12:10 PM by Kathleen Regan

The SDSU Department of American Indian Studies will be offering two online classes during Summer Session I (May 22 - June 30, 2017).

AMIND-141: U.S. History from an American Indian Perspective Since 1870 (online)
Instructor: C. Cornell
Description: U.S history from an indigenous perspective from 1870 to the present. Examines Native American societies, political systems, and reservations. Attention given to historical, contemporary, political, socioeconomic issues, the U.S. and California constitutions and the impact on Native Americans. 
This class satisfies the American Institutions requirement in American history and California government.

AMIND-451: American Indian Identity (online)
Instructor: M. Field
Description: Multidisciplinary perspectives on American Indian identity today. Topics include perspectives from political, ethnic, cultural and legal standpoints, both within an outside of indigenous communities, as well as diachronic variation in perspectives.
This class satisfies the Social and Behavioral area of the Explorations of Human Experience general education requirement.

Students may enroll through WebPortal. If you have questions, please contact the department at 619-594-6991 or

Annual SDSU Pow Wow to be held April 22nd

posted Apr 12, 2017, 12:45 PM by Kathleen Regan   [ updated May 22, 2017, 11:56 AM ]

44th Annual SDSU Pow Wow
Saturday, April 22, 2017
9AM to 6PM
Location: SDSU Campus = Campus Green (south of SDSU Transit Center & at the east end of Hardy Avenue)

2017 SDSU Pow Wow Flyer

Admission is free and open to all. Parking permits can purchased from campus pay permit machines for $2 per hour. Please visit this link for a map showing the location of the Pow Wow and suggested guest parking areas.

Directions: From Interstate 8, go south on College Avenue, turn right on Montezuma Road, right on Campanile Drive, and right on Hardy Avenue. The Pow Wow location is north of the cul de sac at the end of Hardy Avenue. Please note this is a drop-off location only. Parking is available in Parking Structure 3 or Parking Lot 6B (purchase a permit from the Pay Permit Machine for $2 per hour).

More Information: 619-594-6991

Vendor Information:


Event Flyer

Sponsored by the SDSU Native American Student Alliance, Elymash Yuuchaap Indigenous Scholars and Leaders Program, and the SDSU American Indian Studies Department.

Inter-Tribal Earth Day to be held Saturday, April 8

posted Apr 5, 2017, 9:52 AM by Kathleen Regan

Inter-Tribal Earth Day 2017

2017 Inter-Tribal Earth Day

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
La Jolla Campground
22000 Hwy 76
Pauma Valley, CA  92061

Mark your calendars now for the 2017 Inter-Tribal Earth Day at the La Jolla Reservation campground, It will be a terrific day of sharing, learning, and fun!

More Information: 760-742-3790

New Native American and Indigenous Studies Fellowship at Brown University

posted Apr 5, 2017, 9:23 AM by Kathleen Regan

Brown University

Brown University’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative seeks graduate students interested in working for, and leading, Native American cultural institutions, archives, libraries or museums. One fully-supported two-year fellowship (includes tuition, fees, and a stipend) is available each year for a student to pursue an M.A. in Public Humanities dedicated to increasing the understanding and maintenance of the cultural traditions and political experiences of Indigenous Peoples. Prospective students should explain in their personal statement how their academic and professional preparation and career goals make them appropriate candidates for this fellowship.  The program welcomes students coming right from college or those who have already been working in their communities. 

For Fall 2017 admission, applications close June 15.

SDSU Pow Wow to be held April 22

posted Mar 23, 2017, 12:05 PM by Kathleen Regan   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 11:18 AM ]

SDSU Pow Wow 2017 - Save the Date


SDSU Pow Wow

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9AM to 6PM
Location: Courtyard between Hardy Tower and Hepner Hall, SDSU

More information and an official flyer will be coming soon!

Or check the NASA website for updates.

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