Honoring Native American Heritage Month
Throughout November, Cal State San Marcos will be celebrating and recognizing the contributions of American Indians with a series of special events as part of Native American Heritage Month.
CSUSM invites the campus community to honor Native American Heritage Month through the following events.
Screening of ‘Native America’
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., USU Ballroom
Celebrate the power of Native American women by joining us for a screening of the popular PBS series “Native America.” Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with special guests Arigon Starr, Betty Osceola, Jennifer Johns and Paige Bethmann.
Community Coloring Contest
Pick up a coloring page at the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center, located in Social and Behavioral Science Building 1118. Coloring is from Nov. 1-15, with pages being dropped off at the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center. From Nov. 16-30, people can vote for their favorites on the Instagram page of the American Indian Student Alliance (@csusm_aisa). A winner will be announced on Nov. 30 and given a prize.
Read a Native American Children's Book Day
Friday, Nov. 3
Indigenize your reading by checking out a Native American children’s book on the California Indian Education For All website.
Represent Your Tribal Nation Day
Monday, Nov. 6
Dress in your tribal gear to represent your tribe.
Storytelling With Dr. Stan Rodriguez
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., Serenity Circle (outside of SBSB)
Enjoy snacks while learning about traditional Kumeyaay stories with Dr. Stan Rodriguez.
Honor Our American Indian Veterans Day
Wednesday, Nov. 8
Recognize and honor American Indian veterans on and off campus.
Kumeyaay Bingo With Miss Kumeyaay
Thursday, Nov. 9, 5 p.m., SBSB courtyard
Come play bingo with Harmony Sweetgrass, this year’s Miss Kumeyaay Nation. Sweetgrass is the first Miss Kumeyaay Nation competitor from the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, making her the first person from her band to hold the title in the pageant’s two-decade history.
Rock Your Mocs Week
During Spirit Week, we’re offering a positive opportunity to be united and celebrate tribal individuality and diversity by wearing moccasins.
Tukwut Paint Night
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m., SBSB courtyard
Come join a fun night of painting. All supplies are included.
‘Spirit Rangers’ Marathon
Wednesday, Nov. 15, SBSB 1118
Join us for a full day of watching the television show “Spirit Rangers.”
Thursday, Nov. 16, SBSB 1118
All American Indian students are welcome to stop by for a potluck sponsored by the American Indian Student Alliance.
Read an American Indian Book
Friday, Nov. 17
Read a book by an American Indian author.
Monday, Nov. 20, SBSB 1118
The CICSC will be showcasing the films “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” “Smoke Signals” and “Prey.”
Tuesday, Nov. 21
Rock all your beadwork, including medallions, earrings and lanyards.
Ribbon Skirt & Shirt Day
Wednesday, Nov. 22
Accessorize your wardrobe with your favorite ribbon dress or skirt.
Cards for Decolonization Game Day
Monday, Nov. 27, SBSB 1118
Come play the game “Cards for Decolonization.”
Gourd Ornament Workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 28, noon, SBSB courtyard
Decorate a gourd ornament to celebrate the holiday season.
‘Dark Winds’ Marathon
Wednesday, Nov. 29, SBSB 1118
Join us at the CICSC for a full day of watching the TV show “Dark Winds.”
Eric Breier, Public Affairs Specialist
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