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Published: March 28, 2014

American Indian Education Day at Cal Poly

Gathering/Spisumu: Welcome / Haku to Cal Poly


Spisumu 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


9:30-10:00amCheck In and RegistrationPhillips Hall-006-124
10:00-10:15amMasters 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
10:15-11:15amGetting to Know Cal Poly: Panel Discussion  Tony Dominguez-Admissions, Delfina Medina-Maloney-Financial Aid, Maria Arvizu-Rodriguez and Kathleen Castillo-EOP,Tessa Stevens-Parent ProgramPhillips Hall-006-124
11:15-12:15pmCampus Tours (end at Sage) 
12:30-12:55pmWelcome 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, ArchitectureSage Restaurant
12:55-1:10pmBuffet Line
1:10-2:10pmLUNCH 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 OfficeSage Restaurant
Concurrent Breakout Sessions-Finding a Cultural Home
2:30-3:30pmCurrent Students and Alumni ExperienceScience North 53-201
2:30-3:30pm– Serra HoaglandScience North 53-202
2:30-3:30pmResearch Projects- Fred CollinsScience North 53-206
2:30-3:30pmIndigenous Studies Minor and other College MajorsDr. Denise IsomDr. Doug PiirtoScience North 53-213
2:30-3:30pmElder’s Council- Linda MurrayScience North 53-215
2:30-3:30pmCommunity Nutrition- Cal Poly StrideTBD
3:30- 4:00 p.m.Closing Ceremony Drummers and Bird Singer Raffle Drawings Cal Poly Swag BagsFisher Science 33-286
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