American Indian Education Day

Gathering/Spisumu: Welcome / Haku to Cal Poly

Early_California_Polytechnic_SchoolSpisumu is the Obispeño Chumash invitation to ‘gather together’ and Haku is the Inseño Chumash word for welcome. In that spirit, you are invited to a day of learning at Cal Poly for American Indian students, elders and Families on Saturday, April 5th, 2014 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Welcomes American Indian Elders, Students, and their Families 9:30am – 4:00pm  @ Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – Phillips Hall


9:30-10:00am Check In and Registration Phillips Hall-006-124
10:00-10:15am Masters of Ceremonies: Dr. Kate Martin & Dr. Jenell Navarro Welcome – Fred Collins Blessing- Pilulaw Soldier Creek Drum Dr. Keith Humphrey, V.P. of Student Affairs  Phillips Hall-006-124
10:15-11:15am Getting to Know Cal Poly: Panel Discussion  Tony Dominguez-Admissions, Delfina Medina-Maloney-Financial Aid, Maria Arvizu-Rodriguez and Kathleen Castillo-EOP,Tessa Stevens-Parent Program Phillips Hall-006-124
11:15-12:15pm Campus Tours(end at Sage) 
12:30-12:55pm Welcome and Introduction of Guests Welcome: Provost Kathleen Enz-Finken (5 min) Welcomes: (2-5 min each) Dr. Gloria Velasquez, Modern Languages Dr. Jose Navarro, English Dr. Frances Villablanca, BiologyDr. Mike Lucas, Architecture Sage Restaurant
12:55-1:10pm Buffet Line
1:10-2:10pm LUNCH Keynote Speakers (20 min each)Olin Jones, Dir. American Indian Affairs, CA Attorney General’s Office Rod Lindsay, Dir. Life Indian Education Center Cynthia Gomez (Yokut) Judge and Chief of Native American Liaison Branch, CA Governor’s Office Sage Restaurant
Concurrent Breakout Sessions- Finding a Cultural Home
2:30-3:30pm Current Students and Alumni Experience Science North 53-201
2:30-3:30pm – Serra Hoagland Science North 53-202
2:30-3:30pm Research Projects- Fred Collins Science North 53-206
2:30-3:30pm Indigenous Studies Minor and other College MajorsDr. Denise IsomDr. Doug Piirto Science North 53-213
2:30-3:30pm Elder’s Council- Linda Murray Science North 53-215
2:30-3:30pm Community Nutrition- Cal Poly Stride TBD
3:30- 4:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony Drummers and Bird Singer Raffle Drawings Cal Poly Swag Bags Fisher Science 33-286

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