News from the Intertribal Resource Center at UC San Diego
Issue #15 Summer 2019 - July
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
July Celebrations
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.
July Celebrations

We are thrilled to introduce two Native American faculty members joining us at UC San Diego. Please join us in welcoming:

Dr. Theresa Amb o
San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians, Gabrieliño/Tongva, Tohono O’odham
Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies
Learn more about Dr. Ambo here.

Dr. Andrew Jolivette
Professor of Ethnic Studies and
Senior Specialist, Native American and Indigenous Studies
Learn more about Dr. Jolivette here .

The ITRC wishes a Happy Birthday to:
Delam Fish - July 6th
Melina Muñoz - July 23rd

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!

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...
Kumeyaay Artist Work Unveiling

Johnny Bear Contreras, a Kumeyaay artist of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, unveiled an aluminum sculpture at UC San Diego’s John Muir College during a community reception on June 6th. “When the World Comes to Life” blends Kumeyaay cosmology and creation stories with themes of solidarity, sustainability, gender diversity, and fluid personhood.

Planning for the art piece started last year by Muir senior Alexandra Harbert and Muir junior and Muir College Council President Roy Velasquez, along with support from Muir faculty and staff including Provost Wayne Yang, the Coordinator of Student Activities Haley Lomax.

Learn more about this important art piece here.
Native American Student Graduation Honoring Ceremony
On June 12th the ITRC, graduating Native American students, their families, and community members celebrated the 3rd Annual Native American Graduates Honoring Ceremony on
June 12, 2019, in the Student Services Center.

A blessing was given by Stan Rodriguez, Alex Hunter, and Eva Trujillo. Geneva Lofton was honored as this year's Outstanding Community Member and her son, Temet Aguilar, Tribal Chairman of the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians, gave the keynote address. The Green River Singers sang an honor song for the graduates, stoles for each graduate were made by Carla Tourville, and beaded medallions were made by Donda Begay and Karin Giron for students involved in the Native American student organizations NASA and AIGSA. The fry bread provided with the event's dinner was made by Rachel Camacho.
UC San Diego was well represented at the recent 2019 Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference in Hamilton, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Several members of the Native American community at UCSD presented on topics including: The Impact of Academic Activism and Partnerships in Higher Education, Framework for Decolonizing Tribal-University Relationships, Editing the ʻĀina: Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation Gene Drives in Hawaiʻi, New Directions in Comparative Indigenous Criticism, (Re)Connecting Kumeyaay Children with Traditional Knowing Across Borders, (Re)weaving our Sky of Islands: (diasporic) Pacific Islanders as Critical Trans-Indigenous Beings in the Stories We Tell, and O’odham (the People) in the Archive: Contested Mediation, Indigenous Politics, and Colonial Power.

Nearly 2,000 indigenous people from around the world participated in this year's conference.
Campus News
Job Opening: Director of PATHS Program
The department of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UC San Diego is looking for applicants to fill the position of Director for the PATHS program.

The PATHways to STEM through Enhanced Access and Mentorship (PATHS) program is a longitudinal, high-touch, holistic support services program that facilitates the success of low income, first generation, underrepresented and other students who may be at higher risk of non-completion.

Filing deadline is July 11, 2019. Click on the link for job description and application instructions.

Community News
EDI Programs & Campus Community Centers
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