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1511, 2019

Native American Students Feel Invisible. A New SoCal College Hopes To Change That

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Link to audio story: https://www.scpr.org/news/2019/11/15/90527/native-american-students-feel-invisible-a-new-soca/ By Adolfo Guzman-Lopez Afton Johnson is a member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. She enrolled in a business class at California Indian Nations College. (book) Education advocates in California say one of the biggest problems facing Native American college students is that they feel invisible. Savana Saubel is one of those students. A member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians from Palm Springs, [...]

611, 2019

California Indian Nations College celebrating one-year anniversary Saturday with public event

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Risa Johnson Sewa Contreras, a student of California Indian Nations College prepare to take a class at UC Riverside Palm Desert Campus on September 9, 2019.  (Photo: Omar Ornelas/ USA Today Network) The California Indian Nations College is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Saturday with "Gathering Under the Stars." The event, which will be free and open to the public, promises Native American arts and crafts, performers, artists, authors, and free [...]

1609, 2019

Meet the first students of California Indian Nations College in Palm Desert

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sewa Contreras, a student of the California Indian Nations College, prepares to take a class at the UC Riverside Palm Desert campus on September 9, 2019. (Photo: Omar Ornelas/ USA Today Network) By Risa Johnson Enrollment at California Indian Nations College in Palm Desert has nearly doubled to about 70 students in its second year of operation, administrators say. The plan is to keep growing, with a goal of doubling enrollment each [...]

2907, 2019

Native American Enrollment In Community College Has Plummeted 60% In 20 Years. Here’s Why

By |July 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Adolfo Guzman-Lopez A class at California Indian Nations College in Palm Desert. (Courtesy California Indian Nations College) The numbers scream at you: in the 1997-1998 academic year, there were about 26,000 Native American students enrolled in California's community college system. Twenty years later, that number was down to about 10,000. "It's pretty shocking to see this giant decline in numbers," said Robert Przeklasa, vice president at California Indian Nations [...]

2405, 2019

California Indian Nations College celebrates inaugural graduating class

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Event included Native American bird singers and students wore full tribal regalia as their graduation gowns California Indian Nations College (CINC) is pleased and proud to recognize students from its inaugural course offerings who are graduating from their respective colleges. “These students took California Indian Nations College’s first course offerings in 2018 and received the credits needed to fulfill their requirements; and now we are recognizing and commending their achievements,” [...]

1301, 2019

Program Directors Work to Keep Centuries-Old Promises to American Indians

By |January 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Julia Piper Shelly C. Lowe (right) with Harvard U. Native American Program staff members Even at universities whose founding charters mention the education of American Indians among their defining goals, the commitment to recruiting Native students and understanding the challenges they face when they arrive on campus has been inconsistent. Several colleges, among them Ivy League institutions and colleges near reservations, have positions devoted to serving Native American students, [...]

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