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Students held hand-made posters and gathered around Hepner Hall during the Indigenous Peoples Day rally.

Indigenous People’s Day rally highlights Kumeyaay history

by Sara Rott, Senior Staff Writer // October 13, 2021

On Oct. 11, San Diego State students, faculty and staff gathered in front of Hepner Hall to rally for Indigenous People’s Day.  Tribal Liaison Jacob...

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University Senate resolution will create new SDSU mascot

University Senate resolution will create new SDSU mascot

by Brenden Tuccinardi, Editor in Chief // May 4, 2021

On Tuesday, May 4, the San Diego State University Senate passed a resolution urging SDSU President Adela de la Torre and the administration to begin the...

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The Indigenous Peoples Day Kickoff Celebration was held as part of the Native Resource Centers Week of Action from Oct. 12-16.

Native Resource Center hosts celebration for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

by Ryan Hardison, Senior Staff Writer // October 15, 2020

To commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, San Diego State’s Native Resource Center hosted Indigenous Peoples’ Day Kickoff Celebration on Monday, Oct....

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Chris Alvarado Waipuk (left) and Jake Alvarado Waipuk (right) are looking to promote Kumeyaay nation and their traditions and stories to future generations.

Native Resource Center celebrates Kumeyaay New Year

by Aleah Jarin, Staff Writer // October 3, 2020

San Diego State’s Native Resource Center celebrated Kumeyaay New Year with a Zoom meeting on Sept. 23 to discuss the significance of the holiday and...

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Jacob Alvarado Waipuk was recently named the university’s first ever Tribal Liaison.

University names first Tribal Liaison to enhance American Indian representation, educational opportunity

by Jadyn Brandt, Senior Staff Writer // March 11, 2020

When Jacob Alvarado Waipuk graduated from San Diego State in 2014, he knew he would go on to make a difference in his community. What he didn’t know...

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A Kumeyaay performance group was present at this years freshman convocation.

Campus ceremonial events embrace Kumeyaay tradition

by Lauren J. Mapp , Staff Writer // September 7, 2018

For the first time in San Diego State’s history, traditional Kumeyaay bird singers opened the New Student and Family Convocation and the All University...

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SDSU Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture

SDSU Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture

by Gina Vargas, Staff Writer // May 1, 2017

San Diego-area Native American groups held the San Diego State University 44th Annual Pow Wow on Saturday, April 22. The festival included Native American...

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