News from the Intertribal Resource Center at UC San Diego
Issue #14 Spring 2019 - June
UC San Diego Intertribal Resource Center
Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. starting June 17th

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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
June 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

Questions? Contact

Like AIGSA at UCSD for all the latest updates!
Native American
Student Alliance

Questions? Contact

Like NASA at UCSD for all the latest updates!
 Association of Native American Medical Students
Questions? Contact

Like ANAMS at UCSD for all the latest updates!
Student organization meetings will be on hiatus during summer break. Keep an eye on social media for any updates or events.
June Celebrations

The ITRC recognizes and congratulates our Native Tritons!

Congratulations to all of our Native UCSD graduates!

Aaron Sampson (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma)

Amrah Salomón (Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham)

Beladona Ontiveros (Gabrieliño)

Stanley R. Rodriguez (Santa Ysabel Band od the Iipay/Kumeyaay Nation)

Samantha Azmari Schroeder (Yaqui)

Joshua Edward Stacy (Delaware Tribe of Indians)

Vincent Rojas (Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians)

Shandiin Armao (Navajo Nation)

Jade Knows His Gun-Wong (Crow Nation)

We want to celebrate with you! Share your birthday, tell us about a special accomplishments, or recognize another Native Triton!
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Upcoming Events
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

What We've Been Up To...
VC Becky Petitt (EDI) and VCSA Alysson Satterlund (Student Affairs) visit to the ITRC.
Vice Chancellor, Becky Petitt, and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Alysson Satterlund, came to visit the ITRC and the community of Native American students and staff. They had a great discussion about Native American life on campus.

Looking forward to having more discussions like this to improve the relationships between the UC San Diego Administration and the Native American community on campus!
Native Doc-4-A-Day
The UC San Diego School of Medicine, Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS), and the Intertribal Resource Center brought students from All Tribes Charter School to UC San Diego to learn about the importance of higher education and exposed them to the possibility of pursuing a career in medicine. Activities included a student panel of existing UCSD Native American students.
UCSD 9th Annual Powwow
This year NASA, the ITRC, and AIGSA came together to form the UC San Diego Powwow Committee. Out of the combined efforts of these Native American groups came a successful 9th annual powwow!

The weather was kind enough to let us stay out for the entire day (with the exception of a little bit of cold). It was great to see community here at UC San Diego with their friends and families. And it's always great to see our returning students!

Thank you to everyone who helped to plan the powwow, who participated in the powwow, and who came out to take part and enjoy! We couldn't have done it without everyone's efforts and support.
Powwow 101 Workshop
In our second Powwow 101 Workshop attendees were able to see a showcase of different dancing styles that were gong to be seen at the 9th Annual Powwow! Richard DeCrane emceed the event and introduced the different dancers along with their dancing styles. UCSD's powwow princesses Taylor Begay and Raena Lasley as well as their families demonstrated their dance styles.

This was also gave the dancers and some of the head staff a chance to meet the organizers of this year's powwow before the event. We want to thank Muir College and the Graduate Student Association for their partnership in sponsoring and hosting this event.
Family Night & Powwow After-Party
The ITRC hosted it's 5th monthly Family Night! This past month attendees played the hilarious game "Cards for Decolonization" and debriefed on the 9th Annual Powwow.
ITRC Language/Culture Table
 We held our first two Language Table programs with great success! The first language table was on Luiseño counting and vocabulary. The second was learning about Native American sign language.

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. Check the  calendar  on our website or visit us on Facebook for more information.
Midterm Refuel
Midterms can be a stressful and draining time for any student. That's why we like to provide food, drinks, and a place to study for all of our students here at the ITRC.
Rez Beats
Students, youth, and community members took part of an evening of self-expression and community at Rez Beats, an open mic night at UC San Diego.

The evening was sponsored by Native Connections, Indian Health Council, Inc., Muir College at UC San Diego, and the UC San Diego Intertribal Resource Center.
Kumeyaay Mural: VIP Reception
We are so happy to have been invited to meet Johnny Bear Contreras! It is amazing to have such a talented artist to provide a beautiful art piece of Native representation on campus. 

Can’t wait to see the unveiling of the new MUIRal right outside of Pines on June 6th!
Campus News
Community News
EDI Programs & Campus Community Centers
Contact Us:
UC San Diego Intertribal Resource Center | (858) 822-0048 |
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0028
Located on the 2nd Floor of Price Center West across from SPACES (right above Subway and Rubios)
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