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Take Part and Give Back to SDSU American Indian Studies

The Department of American Indian Studies hosts a variety of programs and events, including:
  • The Elymash Yuuchaap Indigenous Scholars and Leaders Program provides mentoring and community-service learning experiences to students, and supports their cultural, social, academic and leadership development as they pursue higher education and prepare to serve Indigenous communities.
  • Native American Heritage Month events are organized in November, including a public lecture series.
  • The Youth Empowerment Conference brings over 200 Native middle- and high-school students to the SDSU campus for a full-day event every March.
  • The SDSU Powwow (sponsored by the Native American Student Alliance) is held on campus each Spring.
  • The American Indian Graduation Ceremony and Alumni Appreciation event is held in May, to honor and celebrate graduating students and their families.

We encourage everyone to attend and participate in campus events, and are always seeking mentors and volunteers to help plan and implement programs. Please call the department at 619-594-6991, or email americanindianstudies@mail.sdsu.edu to find out more.

Contributions from generous donors make it possible for us to present our special programs and events each year. If you want to contribute, visit an SDSU Giving site to donate now:
  1. Visit the SDSU Planned Giving site to make a donation by credit card. Please make sure to designate "American Indian Studies," in the designation box.

  2. Visit the College of Arts and Letters Giving site to make a donation by check. Please make sure to specify "American Indian Studies," in the department box on the form.
Thank you for your generosity!