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California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center


The CICSC fosters collaborative research and community service relationships between the faculty, staff, and students of CSU San Marcos and members of local Tribal communities, for the purpose of developing and conducting research projects that support the maintenance of sovereignty and culture within those communities.

Core Values

Responsibility: To support political and economic development, education, health and wellness, media and film, language preservation, and natural resource management.

Reciprocity: To reinforce collaborative research fostering indigenous research methods

Respect: To champion sovereignty and cultural preservation

Relationships: To create and sustain communication between tribes and scholars

About Us

Here at the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center, we welcome you to come and enjoy all we have to offer. If you want to are looking for a quiet atmosphere to study in, we have a cozy lobby, study area, and computers for coursework available to use.

Every day, fellow students are here to lend a helping hand, from discussing daily life, to mentoring, and all other aspects of student activities.

Feel free to join in the fun while helping the community today!

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Joely Proudfit, Ph.D.
Center Director
(760) 750-3535


California's American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival Logo

November 17 - 19, 2016
Join Us For The
2016 California's
American Indian and
Indigenous Film Festival


Joely Proudfit, PhD, Native Studies Director in CICSC Lobby

UT Article: Native Studies Director Oversees Unique, Growing Cultural Center

The Cougar Chronicle Faculity Profile: Dr. Joely Proudfit