News from the Intertribal Resource Center at UC San Diego
Issue #12 Spring 2019 - April
UC San Diego Intertribal Resource Center
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Connecting you to information and resources for
Native American students and communities at UC San Diego.
In this Issue:
Student Organizations
April Celebrations
Upcoming events
Campus News
Community News
Mark your calendars!
Native American Student Organizations:

Interested in Native American culture, issues and community? Come check out our student organizations...
American Indian Graduate Student Association

Next GBM:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Intertribal Resource Center
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Spring Quarter GBM's:
Wednesday's, 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Every odd week

Questions? Contact

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Native American
Student Alliance

Next GBM:
Monday, April 8, 2019
Intertribal Resource Center
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Spring Quarter GBM's:
Monday's, 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Every even week

Questions? Contact

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April Celebrations

The ITRC recognizes and congratulates our Native Tritons!

Congratulations Tony Luna on your successful dissertation proposal defense!

We want to celebrate with you! Share your birthday, tell us about a special accomplishments, or recognize another Native Triton!
Click below to share the love!

Upcoming Events
Powwow Vendor & Volunteer Applications
Interested in becoming a vendor for the Powwow? Apply here: Powwow Vendor Application

Interested in helping on the day of the Powwow? Sign up here: Powwow Volunteer Sign-Up
Graduating this year?
Join us for the Native American Graduates Honoring Ceremony 2018. Invitation open to all UCSD Native American students and members of the Native American Student Alliance and American Indian Graduate Student Association. More details coming soon.

To participate in this special event,
CA-NARCH Spring Student Event
April 10th, 6:30-8:30 PM
UCSD Price Center East
Cross Cultural Center, Art Space

Dinner provided! Meet your fellow CA-NARCH students. Feel free to bring a guest. Chance to win raffle prizes!

Must RSVP to Geneva by April 5th.

Are you a Native American student majoring in Health/Science? Well the CA-NARCH program is for you!

Contact Geneva Lofton-Fitzsimmons for more information:

Geneva Lofton-Fitzsimmons
American Indian Coordinator

ITRC Writing Collective
04/06/19 10:00am - 04/06/19 2:00pm

Let us know if you would like to participate in this month's writing collective event.
I'll be there!
I can't make it
Intertribal Language & Culture Table

Want to share a greeting or some basic vocabulary in your Native language - or want to learn someone else's? Can you teach a cultural activity - or want to learn a new one? Do you have a traditional social song, dance or game from your tribe that you could share?

Then check out the upcoming Intertribal Language & Culture Table coming to the ITRC. Details coming soon - but first table will be hosted April 2019. Check the calendar on our website or visit us on Facebook for more information.
What We've Been Up To...
Tribal Membership Fellowship Initiative Mixer
Appreciating our Native Graduate Students
The Graduate Division, ITRC, and American Indian Graduate Student Association hosted the TMI graduate student mixer on March 8th.
The event was an opportunity for past and current TMI Fellows to get to know each other, build community, and get to know some of the staff and resources available at UC San Diego.  

Contact us at if you have questions about entering graduate school and the resources available to you.
San Bernardino Morongo Tribal TANF Event
The ITRC attended this family event which focused on providing information about higher education and programs available to Native American communities.

Interested in having the ITRC table at your community event? Email us at
UC San Diego Indigenous Garden
The Native American Student Alliance has been working with the Student Sustainability Collective (SSC) and a student representative from Marshall College to build a sustainable garden of plants that are native to the land that UC San Diego sits upon. The garden will consist of aesthetic plants as well as plants that were used for various purposes by the Kumeyaay people. With this garden, NASA and the SSC are hoping to host a variety of workshops and events that will cover the ethnobotany of the plants in the garden in hopes that attendants return to the garden to use the plants with the knowledge that they gained from the workshops.

This project is still in progress but moving fairly quickly and we are very much looking forward to finishing the garden and opening it up for public use!
Family Night
The ITRC hosted it's 3rd monthly Family Night! This past month attendees played the hilarious game "Cards for Decolonization."

Join us this month on April 19th for more "Cards for Decolonization" and our "Best Enchiladas" contest.
Cobell Scholarship Workshop
Students and community educators attended a workshop hosted by the ITRC and Indigenous Education, Inc. to learn more about the Cobell Scholarship.

The Cobell Scholarship is available to any post-secondary student who is an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe and enrolled in full-time study with the intention of earning a degree.
On the Horizon: UC San Diego Native Symposium
The ITRC and Muir College have been working together to plan this year's Native Symposium. The symposium events will include our Powwow 101 Workshop, Rez Beats, guest speakers and more.

Keep an eye out for more information, available at
Campus News
Community News
EDI Programs & Campus Community Centers
Contact Us:
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