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The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center

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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 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 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 2-4, 2017
Join us for the 5th Annual California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival.
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