News from the Intertribal Resource Center at UC San Diego
Issue #37 Winter 2021 - January
UC San Diego Intertribal Resource Center

Note: the physical office space for the ITRC is currently closed until further notice.
But we are still here for you! We can't wait to see you again (virtually and in person); until then, if you would like to set up a meeting for office hours with our staff or have general questions about upcoming programs or how to get involved, please contact us at:

Connecting you to information and resources for
Native American students and communities at UC San Diego.
Kumeyaay Garden at UC San Diego
December 2020
In This Issue...
January Celebrations
Ask a Native Triton
Upcoming Events
What We've Been Up To
Student Organizations
Campus News
Community News
January Celebrations
We want to celebrate with you!
Share your birthday, tell us about a special accomplishment, or recognize another Native Triton! Click below to share the love!

Ask a Native Triton...
Each month, we like to profile one of our amazing Native American students at UC San Diego. If you would like to nominate a Native American student at UC San Diego for us to feature you can email us at
The ITRC is proud to introduce...
Moriah Hayes

6th College, Major: Communications, Minors: Ethnic Studies and Native American and Indigenous Studies

Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
What is your favorite thing about San Diego? My favorite thing about San Diego is the fact that you can easily go to a variety of different places throughout the county, and there’s always a place for everyone to be able to go and love no matter what your interests are.

What do you miss about home? I’m going to consider where my mom lives right now (Sitka, Alaska) home, because it’s a part of traditional Tlingit territory and even though I didn’t grow up there I can always feel my heart longing to go back. It’s absolutely beautiful there and I feel like a completely different person when I’m there - in a good way, like I’m transformed somehow.

What advice do you have for incoming students? I strongly advise incoming students to be open to exposing yourself to new cultures and push yourself a little beyond your comfort zones so you can really explore and get the most out of your experience at UCSD!
Upcoming Events
Please, visit our calendar to find out about all our events.
What We've Been Up To
ITRC Family Night Holiday Party

The ITRC celebrated the end of a stressful fall quarter and the start of the holidays with students with community, games, and a raffle.

The big winners of the night were Ivan Rajen and Burgundy Fletcher. Each received a holiday gift basket in the raffle. The ITRC will host its next Family Night on Thursday, January 21st at 4pm.
Winter Solstice Prayer Hour
Community members held a virtual Winter Solstice Prayer Hour on December 19th. The prayer hour was hosted by the Rincon Indian Education Center/Rincon Youth Storytellers and Condor Visual Media. Some of UC San Diego's Native American student organization leaders recorded a few words for Native American youth on what it means to be a leader. You can watch our student's video HERE.
Native American Student Organizations
Interested in Native American culture, issues and community? Come check out our student organizations...

Native American Student Alliance
The first GBM meeting this winter quarter will be Monday, January 11th at 6:30 PM.

Questions? Contact

American Indian Graduate Student Association
AIGSA meetings are held on odd weeks on Tuesdays, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Zoom Meeting ID: 918 7352 8440


Association of Native American Medical Students
Questions? Contact
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
UC San Diego Chapter
AISES meetings are held on odd weeks Thursdays, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

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
Campus News
Community News
EDI Programs & Cam

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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