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September 2011

September 21 - California Indian Days - Ishi: A Story of Dignity, Hope and Courage. (100 year Anniversary)

In celebration of California Indian Days, Nicole Myers-Lim, J.D. (Pomo) Executive Director of the California Indian Museum & Cultural Center &Staff Attorney, National Indian Justice Center, presents Ishi: A Story of Dignity, Hope and Courage. Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, was discovered in Oroville, California 100 years ago. Ishi is still known to millions of school children and the general public throughout California and the world as the “last Yahi” through numerous, mainly non-Native depictions in books and documentaries. This film seeks to enrich and expand the story of Ishi and build upon the public’s awareness and appreciation of California Indian history. The accompanying lecture will examine Native American perspectives of Ishi’s legacy including historical myths and contemporary issues of repatriation.

CSUSM   ARTS 240 6-8pm

May 2011

May 12, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., Tukwut Courtyard, American Indian Graduation/Honoring Ceremony

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m. Arts 240

California Indian 09/10 Newsletter



Winona LaDuke


Winona LaDuke, Native American Environmentalist & Author November 18, 2009!   Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party. As Program Director of the Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities.  In her own community, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based non-profit organizations in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. In this work, she also continues national and international work to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering.  In 2007, LaDuke was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, recognizing her leadership and community commitment. In 1994, LaDuke was nominated by Time magazine as one of America's fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age.  She has been awarded the Thomas Merton Award, Ms. Woman of the Year (with the Indigo Girls) , and the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which in part she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project.  LaDuke has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She is the author of five books, including Recovering the Sacred, All our Relations and a novel, Last Standing Woman.  

For more information about LaDuke.




Solidarity vs. Ignorance


CSUSM seeks to increase awareness and sensitivity of non-Indian people to the American Indian culture through presentations, lectures, workshops and seminars both on and off the CSUSM campus.


Native Youth Conferencedti

The 2009 Dream The Impossible Native Youth Conference is about respect, culture, and education which leads to a healthier life. Themes of this conference include: respect of culture and traditions, appreciating our ancestry, healthy families, drug awareness, future goals, identifying your talents, utilizing support programs, self improvement, and team building. The conference goal is to inspire Native youth to Dream The Impossible. It was held on Saturday, April 18, 2009 on campus.