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About Us

Founded in May 2009, and our physical space was formally inaugurated on November 17, 2011, the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center represents an innovative institution within the state of California. Its central mission revolves around addressing the unique needs of American Indian students by engaging in original research and preserving the rich cultural heritage and languages of tribal communities.

At its core, the CICSC cultivates a strong sense of community and inclusivity among the Native population, both within and beyond the confines of the campus.

Furthermore, the center is unwavering in its dedication to equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed not only to make meaningful contributions to Tribal communities upon graduation but also to enhance their own social mobility and personal advancement.