News from the Intertribal Resource Center at UC San Diego
Issue #17 Summer 2019 - September
UC San Diego Intertribal Resource Center
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Regular hours will resume on Monday, September 23rd
Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

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Connecting you to information and resources for
Native American students and communities at UC San Diego.
In this Issue:
Important Announcements
Upcoming Events
September Celebrations
Student Organizations
Campus News
Community News
Important Announcements
UC San Diego Tribal Engagement Survey
The Intertribal Resource Center is working on a project to capture a history of UC San Diego's tribal engagement. This project will help lay some of the groundwork for a Native American Academic Excellence Initiative - an important step forward in UC San Diego's commitment to Native American communities. You can help shape that narrative. If you have experience or knowledge of any past or present projects/programs/initiatives between UC San Diego and any of our tribal communities, please complete our survey questionnaire (link below). Thank you in advance for your support.

Follow the link for more information: Scholarship Essay Prompt
Upcoming Events
Please, visit our calendar to find out about all our events.
RSVP for ITRC Welcome Dinner - Attention: New Date
Cross Cultural Center - Comunidad Room

10/04/19 5:00pm - 10/04/19 7:00pm

I'll be there!
September Celebrations
Congratulations Ray Huaute for receiving the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) grant. Ray will be documenting the Cahuilla language.

Congratulations to Aunna (Cruz-Ortega) Lindsay and Parker Lindsay on their recent nuptials this past August.
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!

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.
UC San Diego
SACNAS Chapter
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

We are are collecting data to see if there is interest in forming a SACNAS Chapter at UCSD. If you are interested, please fill out this Survey
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...
Native American Heritage Night Padres Game
The ITRC hosted a group of Native students, faculty, and staff for the annual Native American Heritage Night Padres game this past Friday. It was a nice night to celebrate the end of summer and the coming fall quarter with friends and family.
Equity Minded Education Training

The Intertribal Resource Center participated in a training event put on by Resident Life for the Resident Assistants and Housing Advisors in each of the colleges. Elena (ITRC Director) and Corrine (ITRC Coordinator) presented on the experiences of Native American students on college campuses.
Queen Lili'u's Birthday Celebration for Mauna Kea
The San Diego Kia'i along with Muir College and the Intertribal Resource Center held an event at Muir College on Labor Day to celebrate the birthday of Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning queen of Hawaii with a series of workshops to educate participants about the issues facing Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in Hawaii and one of the most sacred sites to Hawaiian People and the proposed construction of the TMT telescope at it's peak. Events included speaker pannels, talking circles, morning yoga, and a potluck. A Kumeyaay welcome was given by Dr. Stan Rodriguez (Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel), Jammie Labrake (Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation), and Blue Eagle Vigil.
CAPS Fellows Visit
Fellows from the Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS) department met with ITRC staff to learn more about the programs we provide for Native American students at UC San Diego.

To make an appointment with CAPS counselors or to learn more about the services they offer, click the link below.

Summer Bridge
Along with the other Campus Community Resource Centers, the ITRC met with this year's Summer Bridge students. We had the opportunity to the experiences of Native American students in higher education as well as the resources available through the ITRC. We look forward to welcoming the new Tritons into our space.
Campus Visit
If you would like to visit UC San Diego when looking at prospective universities, contact us at or call as at (858) 822-0048 to schedule a time to meet with ITRC staff.
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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