Haáwka! Páxam! Súlulyexem!
The resilient and continued presence of the Payómkawichum/Luiseño, the Kuméyaay /lpai/Diegueño, the Kuupangaxwichem/Cupeño, and the Ívillyuatem/Cahuilla Nations compels Palomar College to take sustainable, respectful action to engage the land and its First People with justice and compassion as fellow human beings. Palomar College acknowledges it benefits from the unceded ancestral lands of these sovereign Nations and commits to promoting indigenous knowledge systems and practices in its educational mission. Palomar College pledges to foster a successful learning environment that supports Indigenous students and engages the needs and concerns of the Nations who continue to occupy this land.
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The Certificate in American Indian Studies provides cultural knowledge and insight recognized by prospective employers such as state, federal, and tribal government agencies. Earning an AIS Certificate affords increased employment opportunities in such fields as archaeology, art, museums, education, social services, and resource management.
The AIS certificate gets you a great jump start to transfer requirements for CSU and UC.
Social Justice Studies: American Indian Studies and American Studies – AA-T Transfer Major (18 units or more)
The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies-American Indian Studies for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in American Indian Studies. This degree will provide students with an opportunity to examine the historical and contemporary experiences of American Indian tribes and their peoples residing in the United States. Students experience an interdisciplinary approach that combines culture, sociology, politics, and the arts. Courses engage in a rigorous study of race and racism, class, gender, sexuality, religious conquest. Students will be able to compare and contrast American Indian economic, political and religious institutions used to adapt to specific geographical regions throughout the United States before and after non-Indian contact and recognize the diverse physical and cultural adaptive strategies created by tribes to retain their political and cultural sovereignty.
Palomar College and MiraCosta
California Native American Days
Thursday, September 21st, 2023
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Presentation: Somebody’s Daughter Film Screening
We, the American Indian Studies faculty and staff, acknowledge the insidiousness of anti-Blackness throughout all our Tribal nations in addition to communities across America – north, south, east and west. As Native people, we are committed to holding ourselves, our relatives, and our communities accountable when we perpetuate anti-Blackness. We dedicate ourselves to the work of decolonization and anti-racism for all, as we continue to maintain and invigorate Indigenous Nationhood.
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