welcome from the uc san diego native american community diversity.ucsd.edu We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you well on beginning this exciting academic journey. As a Native American you face unique issues and bring your own individual perspective and voice to the university. The campus community is made stronger with the addition of your perspective and voice. We welcome you and encourage you to fully utilize all of the resources in this guide to help you fulfill your academic goals. The individuals and organizations highlighted in this guide stand ready to assist you in your endeavors. Reach out to them, embrace this new community and make the most of your opportunity at UC San Diego.
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UC San Diego's California Native American Day Celebration Committee organizes events that enhance the relationship between local tribal communities and UCSD students, faculty and staff. California Native American (CANA) Day events have included a kick-off celebration, the “Akway Nyewa’a: Coming Back Home” photo exhibit, a Native American Film Festival and youth essay and art contest. The year-long CANA recognition included a powwow with the theme "Honoring Tradition through Academic Excellence." blink.ucsd.edu/go/nativeamerican
can Hundreds of visitors of all ages from the San Diego and campus community will join to celebrate Native American culture with: traditional American Indian food, colorful headdresses and regalia, bird singing, gourd dancing, a Miss UC San Diego Powwow Princess Pageant and a veteran’s recognition ceremony.
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UC SAN DIEGO'S 5TH ANNUAL POWWOW MAY 2-3
These dynamic, multi-disciplinary programs are open to all UC San Diego students. For more information, visit: catalog.ucsd.edu
The Department of Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego is a key center of empirical and theoretically based research, outstanding teaching, and creative collaborations that promote social justice, offering an innovative vision of the post/colonial world and its peoples for the 21st century. Faculty and students focus on fundamental theoretical and political questions regarding the critical conceptualization of social categories, particularly race, indigenous status, culture, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and nation. Ethnic Studies is committed to rethinking these issues in a comparative, relational and interdisciplinary fashion in order to address questions of power, violence and inequality. A major or minor in Ethnic Studies is excellent preparation for a career in international relations, law, public policy, government and politics, journalism, education, public health, social work and many others. UCSD also offers a graduate program. Examples of classes offered for the major include: History of Native Americans in the United States; Cultural World Views of Native Americans; Law and Civil Rights; and Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Class. ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu
Ross Frank Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
>> The Tribal Digital Village: Technology, Sovereignty and Collaboration in Indian Southern California Professor Frank, in collaboration with the Southern California Tribal Chairman’s Association, received a $5 million grant to build a “Digital Village,” consisting of computer technology and services to serve a vision for the future developed by the San Diego County Indian nations. The Tribal Digital Village proposes to use computer technologies to create a distributed digital community that mirrors and amplifies the community and kinship networks that have historically sustained these tribal communities. This project forms the research site for Professor Frank’s book project, based on community voices expressed in a number of forms, interviews and participant observation. >> Plains Indian Ledger Art Digital Publishing Project This project is a cooperative effort to publish scholarly electronic editions of important examples of 19th century Plains Indian drawing done on paper. This genre, often called Ledger Art, formed a transitional genre of Plains Indian artistry corresponding to the forced reduction of Plains tribes to government reservations, roughly between 1860 and 1900. A comprehensive presentation and scholarly website allowing users access to state-of-the-art research on Plains Indian ledger art is available at plainsledgerart.org. 5
Professor Frank's current research includes:
Ross Frank's areas of research extend from Spanish villages and Indian pueblos in the upper Río Grande Valley, New Mexico, through the Great Plains, and to the Great Lakes–Eastern Woodlands regions. Much of his work focuses on comparative modes of cultural change among European and Native American groups during 1750-1850, a pivotal period in the history of greater North America (including Canada, the U.S., and Mexico). Professor Frank teaches courses on Indigenous epistemologies and Native American history and culture.
my advice to incoming students
UCSD may seem impersonal to many undergraduates, and especially to Indian/Native American students. There are many places on campus to find friends, social space, academic support and even refuge: the Native American Student Alliance, CrossCultural Center and Native American Research Center for Health. To me, the most important action you can take to create a fulfilling and successful time at UCSD is to seek out and forge your own network of personal relationships that stimulate you and support you.
The Academic Internship Program encourages students to apply their academic knowledge and analytical skills in diverse professional settings while earning academic credit. Students grow into Citizen Scholars, integrate academic theory and “real world” practice, engage in research that explores the relationship between the two, and gain professional skills needed for career success.
The Law and Society Program offers courses, speakers, and events that emphasize the interrelationship and complexity of legal, social and ethical issues in their historical context.
The African American Studies Minor offers diverse insights into how African Americans have shaped American culture and how the African American identify is formed by urbanization, politics and class.
The Public Service Minor encourages students to understand the history and practices of public service and to participate in the development of civic skills.
The African Studies Minor covers African topics and issues through a coordinated set of courses offered across Anthropology, Communication, Ethnic Studies, History, Literature, Music, Political Science, Sociology, Theatre and Dance, and Visual Arts.
The Partners-at-Learning Program provides academic credit through courses that train and place students as tutors and mentors in local inner-city elementary schools and high schools.
The Health Care–Social Issues Program prepares students to analyze complex social and ethical implications through an interdisciplinary minor, events and speakers from a wide range of disciplines.
The Chicano/a–Latino/a Arts & Humanities Minor explores what it means to be Chican@ in the U.S., common injustices, and if the “American Dream” is really attainable for all.
UCSD offers formal exchange programs that allow students to live and study at important institutions of higher learning on the opposite side of the country. Experience Morehouse College or Spelman College in Atlanta, GA or Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
The Community Law Project provides opportunities for education and training, personal and professional development, and community outreach and service.
In the UCDC program, students intern in the nation's capital while continuing their coursework and live at the University of California Washington Center in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Critical Gender Studies builds upon feminist scholarship and queer studies, incorporating both disciplines’ agendas, intellectual debates, changing methodological practices and major scholarly shifts. The three-quarter core sequence Dimensions of Culture: Diversity, Justice, and Imagination emphasizes a critical examination of the human condition in diverse America. Human Rights Minor explores human rights origins and trajectory, the passions it arouses, and the range of its influences and effects. The only International Migration Studies Minor in the U.S. is right here at UC San Diego, exploring the social, economic and political influences surrounding the voluntary and forced flow of people across international borders. 5
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Keauna 4th year, Muir Sociology, Ethnic Studies
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Hometown: San Diego, CA Clubs: Native American Student Alliance I chose UC San Diego because
It is a prestigious university and institute and it is close to home. Being a triton Means
Working hard, using resources and striving for more. I would attend UCSD over any other UC because
The people and my studies within my major have challenged and expanded my thinking capacity and knowledge quickly and I actually feel I am headed in the right direction.
Akiko 3rd year, Muir Biology Clubs: Native American Student Alliance, Muir Environmental Core What I enjoy most about UC San Diego is
The diversity of people and experiences and resources. Through the Inter-Tribal Resource Center, I am getting a variety of resources that will be very helpful toward my major. My major is biology with emphasis in ecology. A Muir environmental course is what opened me up to new things, and then I enrolled into recreational classes. Made me a little more daring and open to new things. My most memorable experience at UC San Diego was
An impromptu star gazing trip. We went up to a mountain area for a meteor shower! Around 4 am, was the peak of the meteor shower, and we were laughing and telling stories and having a good time. We were away from the city, so it was just deep blue sky and a bunch of stars. We ate breakfast at 5 am. I had to go to a Muir leadership retreat two hours later. But I do not regret it. It was a good day.
Students of Color Conference (SOCC) is one of the oldest and largest conferences for college students in California. The free conference is hosted at a different University of California campus each year, providing a venue for students of color and allied leaders to strategize around statewide and campus-based actions and to build leadership. Through a variety of workshops, speakers and activities, students of color engage in dialogue with their peers across the state and build relationships. A Native American caucus, or space, is created at each conference to allow for the Native American students of each UC to discuss issues on their campuses and to network.
The American Indian Recruitment (AIR) Program aims to promote higher education and success in academics among American Indian students. The program offers supplemental educational instruction through tutoring, mentoring and various activities designed to achieve success within high school and higher education. The program provides high school students an opportunity to adjust to campus and academic life before attending university..airprograms.org
Geneva Lofton-Fitzsimmons Student Program Coordinator CA-Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH), a program of the Indian Health Council (IHC) Luiseno from the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians, Northern San Diego County Geneva has worked with Native American communities, families and students for more than 25 years. As the Program Coordinator for CA-NARCH Student Development Program, Geneva provides Native American college students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields with enrollment and retention services to increase their success. Geneva provides mentorship to students to help provide opportunities for field trips, to present at or attend national and international conferences, internships and research opportunities (paid and volunteer), shadowing experiences, recruitment to exciting college support programs, and letters of recommendation for graduate school and events. Geneva's advice to you
Participate in the Native American Student Alliance—they offer friendship, field trips, activities, a place to hang out and they can show you the ropes at UC San Diego. Find a mentor, get to know the Native staff, faculty and alumni; they are great supporters of Native Students. Get connected with San Diego area calendar of Native events, there’s always something going on. Meet with your academic advisor before you start school, or soon after, to work out a plan for the classes you need to take to get your degree.
Native American Research Center for Health The Native American Research Center for Health (CA-NARCH) aims to increase the number of Native American researchers and health professionals, and to decrease health disparities in Native American populations in California. To this end, CA-NARCH includes a Tribal Institutional Review Board and is guided by a Community and Scientific Advisory Board. Thanks to an innovative, synergistic partnership among the lead agency, Indian Health Council, San Diego State University, and UC San Diego, efforts have been made to increase tribal involvement in healthcare, recruit Native Americans into health and science careers, and conduct research focused on the health priorities of Native Americans. indianhealth.com/narch.htm 8
The CAMP Program in science, engineering and mathematics provides support and advancement opportunities to ethnically underrepresented students who are seeking bachelor’s degrees in chemistry, physics, cognitive science, biology, other sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology. aep.ucsd.edu The ET CURE Program promotes the potential cancer research careers of promising undergraduate students from underserved populations. The Moores UCSD Cancer Center was selected to participate in this program because of its strong community outreach and research capabilities. cancer.ucsd.edu/research-training/fellowships/internships The IMSD Program aims to increase Ph.D. program enrollment and graduation rates of students from disadvantaged social and economic backgrounds and from minority groups. Entering freshmen or transfer students receive basic training—the ABCs of scientific work, scientific thinking, data analysis and presentation. cihed.ucsd.edu/IMSD Program/index.html
The McNair Program provides low-income, first-generation undergraduate students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education with effective preparation for doctoral study. aep.ucsd.edu/mcnair.htm The MARC Scholars Program trains highly qualified underrepresented minority undergraduates in the biosciences for entry into graduate school. The two-year program provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects that are related to the students' interests. aep.ucsd.edu The STARS Program is an eight-week summer research academy that offers an exciting opportunity for underrepresented students to gain research experience, attend a GRE prep course and graduate school prep workshops, and present research at UCSD Summer Research Conference. ogs.ucsd.edu/stars
my advice to incoming students
Get involved and don't give up on your dreams. It is so important to find what you're passionate about and to go for it fully. College is a time to grow and find the person you want to be. UCSD really helped me grow, not just through academic Hillary means, but also as an individual. This university has a lot to offer, and it is so Class of 2013 important to stay proactive and find what is right for each individual.
Tri b al l y - di r e c te d R e se a r ch P art n ers h i p P rog ram ( T RPP) A number of universities and medical centers have established institutions that address health and medical disparities, yet very few also focus on educational disparities even though health care access and educational opportunities go hand in hand. San Diego County is the geographical home of 18 Indian tribes, with additional tribal communities in southern Riverside County and across the Mexican border in Baja California that are historically related to those in San Diego. Many of these tribes have found their tribal members— particularly their youth—caught up in the combined effects of extreme poverty, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, lack of job skills, and low levels of education.
Through UC San Diego's Center for Investigations of Health and Education Disparities, the Tribally-directed Research Partnership Program was created to facilitate meaningful research and project partnerships between the American Indian communities in the San Diego region and UCSD researchers, departments and programs. Steeped in and informed by centuries of embodied knowledge, tribes and their members offer a kind of acumen that only they can bring to the table. The conversation between tribes and university will bring together the skills, strengths and research methods needed to meet the needs of tribal communities.
Edwina Welch Cross-Cultural Center Director The Cross-Cultural Center really is a home away from home. It is not a place where you have to come for a reason. Just come on in, introduce yourself and talk to other students and staff. We are here to support you. Our goal is to make sure that when students come to the university, they have a good experience. We are really interested in conversations, diversity and social justice, and how we can be better community members.
campus community centers Black Resource Center
Raza Resource Centro
Established through strong advocacy of students, alumni and other supporters, the BRC serves the entire population of UC San Diego while emphasizing the Black experience. We promote scholarship, foster leadership and cultivate community.
The Centro fosters a sense of collectivity, comunidad and leadership on campus. We employ a "Mi Casa es tu Casa" policy which means that we welcome everyone regardless of identity, methodology, social status or beliefs.
Student Veterans Resource Center
Promotes meaningful dialogues and context across all cultures, particularly those of underrepresented or underprivileged backgrounds. We offer student internships, art, social and educational programs, and workshops.
Committed to ensuring that military affiliated students successfully make the transition from the military to campus life, are assisted in their academic progress, and are aware of the many resources on campus and in San Diego to aid in their transition.
Interâ€“Tribal Resource Center
Created by Native students, the Inter-Tribal Resource Center supports the mission of the Native American Student Alliance to create and foster community on campus for Native students and communities. The Center is a meeting, study and hang-out space.
Undocumented Student Services
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center is a diverse, open and public space for all members of the university community to explore issues relating to sexual and gender identities, practices and politics. It develops leaders, builds equity, promotes research and provides resources.
Fosters the educational, professional and personal development of diverse groups of women. We strive to increase awareness of issues affecting women and men while creating a sense of community at UCSD. Relax in our cozy living room or study in our library.
Offers a range of programs designed to provide caring, holistic, and individualized support to students who are undocumented, from mixed immigration status families, and their allies.
nat i ve s tud e n t gr a d ua ti on Every year the Native American Student Alliance (NASA) holds the Native American Graduation celebration for the Native community on campus. Participating graduates receive a certificate on behalf of NASA, as well as a graduation sash made by NASA. It is a time of great joy and celebration as the Native community on campus comes together to commemorate the achievements of the graduating Native American class as they become heroes and champions in their fields of study and serve as inspiration to the Native American communities and families.
Kimberly Class of 2013 Sociocultural Anthropology Tribe: White Mountain Apache
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I chose UCSD because
I felt that UC San Diego would provide a better atmosphere for my major and the opportunity to get to know professors unlike some of the larger schools. My most memorable experience at UC San Diego was
When I was offered an internship in the South American archaeology lab on campus. It was my second week on campus as a transfer student. I had felt that as a new undergrad, I could not be trusted with such an important task, but I proved myself trustworthy. I would attend UCSD over any other UC because
Although UC San Diego is a relatively large campus, you still get a small campus feel. Also, the proximity to the shore is an added bonus.
clubs & organizations You know the drill—getting involved in community groups is the only way to be seen, heard and understood. Plus, it’s a great way to meet new friends, leave your mark on the UCSD community and have some fun. getinvolved.ucsd.edu
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) encourages Chican@/Latin@ and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership and teaching careers at all levels. UCSD students attend the SACNAS National Conference every year and many participate in poster presentations. Facebook: SACNAS chapter at UCSD
The Mixed Student Union promotes the interaction, dialogue and expression of those who identify with being mixed, as well as their allies, by building community to explore mixed-race and cultural experiences. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Inter-Tribal Collegiate Alliance (ICA) is a consortium of American Indian Student Associations or equivalent student groups in California. There is no hierarchy; everyone has equal voice and opportunity to get help with issues on your campus, advertising for events or even starting a new Native student organization.
The Student Affirmative Action Committee builds community, raises awareness to social justice issues and empowers underrepresented people. SAAC members: the Asian and Pacific Islander Student Alliance, Black Student Union, Kaibigang Pilipino, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanola de Aztlán, Native American Student Alliance, Queer People of Color and Undergraduate Student Parent Association.
Queer People Of Color offers a safe space for queer-identified people of color to meet, dialogue, connect and enact social/ progressive change at UCSD and in our community. email@example.com
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) increases the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in science, engineering and other STEM fields. AISES is open to anyone, not just science and engineering The Office of Local Affairs under the Associated Student students. There are many networking The Native American Council welcomes all staff, faculty Government works to engage in community outreach by and mentoring opportunities with andprograms, administration who and share a passion toprojects celebrate Native initiating campaigns development that staff and faculty at UCSD and other American culture. We value diversity, community, leadership, bring together the campus and San Diego communities. universities. UCSD students have attended the AISES National integrity, inclusiveness and respect. We and Regional Conferences. firstname.lastname@example.org believe qualities to unite and The Office facilitates communication between students, administrators, localthese legislators andserve community strengthen association. members to enact and sustain programs and projects that work to address local our political, social, indigenous and economic issues. Specifically, the Office of Local Affairs email@example.com Student Lobby Corps to lobby local
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NASA also works to promote native involvement in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) through recruitment and retention programs at UCSD, and works directly with the California American Indian Research Center for Health to involve native students in current issues in tribal health and law.
NASA focuses on promoting Native community and culture, and won the 2013 UCSD Diversity Award for outstanding contributions in the areas of diversity and equal opportunity. The student organization works to create a safe and open space for Native students, while educating the greater campus and San Diego community on Native issues.
The Inter-Tribal Resource Center, opened by Native students and faculty, is right in the center of campus and is a favorite space to study and hang out. Come by and say hello, we'll be glad to show you around and answer any questions you might have!
The Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) is the learning center at UC San Diego. We provide free tutoring in a collaborative, supportive environment. We also provide peer mentors and counselors to support students with issues that can distract from academic priorities, such as personal and family issues and setting and reaching goals. The majority of the 3,000+ undergraduates who use OASIS each year are outstanding students who want to earn high grades.
The work done at SPACES (Student Promoted Access Center For Education and Service) is student-initiated, student-run, and student-led. Our mission is to empower students to work for greater educational equity. This encompasses equal access to higher education, undergraduate retention and graduation, and matriculation to graduate and professional schools. SPACES provides an environment for students to develop leadership skills, to collaborate and grow unity across communities, and to realize the power of student activism.
Su mmer B ri dge is a pre-college program offered by OASIS that provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live on campus for four weeks, earn eight units of college credit, and develop a higher level of academic skills and abilities at no cost to you. Any incoming UCSD freshman may apply. Students are assigned an Academic Transition Counselor, a peer mentor who will follow your progress throughout your year. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in quarterly social events. OASIS Living/ Learning Community (OLC) aims to ensure that freshmen reach their academic potential and enjoy positive involvement on campus. OLC provides an individualized package of tutoring, mentoring, counseling, and networking for each student to ease the transition from high school to university life.
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There are many different leadership opportunities for UCSD students at SPACES. There are 30 paid positions and many volunteer gigs, such as giving tours, tutoring, visiting high schools, learning about San Diego and writing for The Collective Voice, UCSD's progressive newspaper that promotes social unity, justice and awareness across campus communities.
idea.ucsd.edu The IDEA Student Center promotes Inclusion, Diversity, Excellence and Advancement among undergraduate and graduate students across the Jacobs School of Engineering. With a focus on outreach, recruitment, retention and research, the center supports the mission of the Jacobs School by fostering the growth of diverse innovative technology leaders for today's global society. Students use the center for:
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tutoring, mentoring and academic preparation the IDEA Scholars Program career advice and job opportunities access to 30+ student organizations engineering outreach opportunities new friendships and faculty connections leadership development
AIR Banquet AISES National Conference California Native American Day National Indian Education Association Conference Native American Heritage Month Native American Professional Development SACNAS National Conference Student of Color Conference
winter NASA High School Conference CalState Powwow Intertribal Collegiate Alliance Meeting Native Film Series
s p r in g Native American Graduation Gathering of Nations Regional American Indian Graduation Ceremony SPACES Admit Day Overnight Program UCSD Powwow UCI Powwow UCLA Powwow UC Riverside's Medicine Ways UC Riverside Powwow
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student support services The Career Services Center helps students and alumni determine and fulfill their career goals. The Center provides the following popular programs: Discover Your Dream Career, Interviewing to Win, Writing a Winning Resume, Job Search Strategies, Making the Most of a Job Fair, Intro to the Peace Corps, Obtaining an Internship or Part-Time Job, and the UCDC Program. career.ucsd.edu
The Office for Students with Disabilities works with students with documented disabilities, reviewing documentation and determining reasonable accommodations. Disabilities can occur in the following areas: psychological, psychiatric, learning, attention, chronic health, physical, vision, hearing, and acquired brain injuries, and may occur at any time during a studentâ€™s college career. osd.ucsd.edu
The Center for Communication and Leadership helps build confidence and develop skills in public speaking, interpersonal communication and leadership through the Triton Success Program and ADVANCE, and peer-to-peer advising. ets.ucsd.edu
Recreation offers a student wellness program, rec classes, intramurals, trips to Joshua Tree for rock climbing, surfing safaris, sports clubs, rec clubs and more. recreation.ucsd.edu
The Center for Ethics and Spirituality provides students with secular counseling, discussion and educational programs relating to spiritual, moral and ethical issues and questions that may arise within the UCSD community of students, scholars, workers and campus affiliates. wellness.ucsd.edu The Center for Student Involvement offers professional advising services, student organization resources, leadership and community service programs and campus-wide events. getinvolved.ucsd.edu Counseling and Psychological Services offers a wide range of groups in various formats to serve the diverse needs of the UCSD community. Group approaches to personal growth are frequently the most effective way to explore and support changes you may wish to make in your life. Through these formats, students can gain specific skills and strategies to meet personal goals, explore areas that present personal challenges, and gain support and encouragement from other students. caps.ucsd.edu The Intergroup Relations Program fosters the knowledge and practice of effective intergroup relations. We provide programs and services that enhance the capacity of individuals and groups to engage respectfully across differences. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center offers workshops on violence prevention for the entire UCSD campus and provides free and confidential services for students impacted by violence, with a focus on survivors of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. sarc.ucsd.edu Student Health Services provides quality primary medical care, including urgent care and support services such as laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray. We have primary care physicians who are board certified in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine. We also offer nutrition counseling, sexual health info sessions, and many educational outreach programs. studenthealth.ucsd.edu Student Legal Services provides free, confidential counseling on legal topics, education programs, referrals to a private attorney and income tax resources. We also provide support for students interested in legal careers with internships, career advice and information. sls.ucsd.edu The mission of the Wellness Center is to develop healthy students and graduates who will impact the lives of countless people beyond our classrooms. Resilient, whole and vibrant students will be prepared to shape a challenging and demanding world. UC San Diego develops the mind, body and spirit of the student. We are committed to the whole person. wellness.ucsd.edu
community resources The Indian Human Resource Center promotes, fosters and develops self-sufficiency and self-determination within the Native American community, to address prejudice, discrimination and economic oppression, and to improve the quality of community life. indianhrcenter.org
The Southern California Tribal Chairmenâ€™s Association serves the health, welfare, safety, education, cultural, economic and employment needs of its tribal members and enrolled Indians in the San Diego County urban areas. sctca.net
The San Diego American Indian Health Center provides health services to Native Americans living in the San Diego area. All verified Native Americans are eligible for care regardless of residency or tribal affiliation. sdaihc.com
The Southern California American Indian Resource Center provides educational and community services for Native American Indians in San Diego County. These services include both the Native urban and tribal communities of San Diego County. SCAIR provides a 24-hour crisis hotline and many other programs designed to heal and strengthen traditional family values and instill a sense of belonging to the American tribal community through cultural awareness and friendship. Follow the award-winning SCAIR Soaring Eagles of San Diego County cultural dance group, find local event and program info, Tribal Community profiles, art and library resources and community news. scair.org
Inter-Tribal Council of California A statewide association of more than 50 federally recognized tribes and Tribal organizations. ITCC advocates and implements policies, programs and projects to strengthen sovereignty and improve the health and wellbeing of Californiaâ€™s tribal communities. itccinc.org California Indian Legal Services Created by California Indian leaders and public interest attorneys, CILS has been one of the preeminent advocates for the rights of Native Americans and Indian Tribes for more than 40 years, providing specialized free or low-cost legal representation to Indians and Indian tribes. They have an office in Escondido. calindian.org/web-links/education
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Campo Kumeyaay Nation
Los Coyotes Band of Indians
San Pasqual Band of Indians
Chemehuevi Indian Tribe
Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel
Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Inaja-Cosmit Band of Indians
Pala Band of Mission Indians
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians
Jamul Indian Village A Kumeyaay Nation jamulindianvillage.com
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