American Indian Institute

American Indian Center

In 2011, at the request of the Chancellor’s Office of External Relations, the American Indian Center was launched. The goal of the American Indian Center (AIC) at CSUDH is to increase the number of students from Tribal Nations who enroll and graduate from the CSU. The American Indian Center provides support and builds a college culture among Native American families. AIC also presents a series of experiential educational initiatives throughout the year to promote better understanding of indigenous cultures across the campus and in our communities, as well as providing experiential learning opportunities for our students.


CSUDH American Indian Pow Wow

Held the third weekend in April, the pow wow, Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, is tied to the service learning anthropology class North American Indians, and is led by the students themselves. After volunteering for the weekend, students state that working with Native people helps them understand contemporary Native American issues.

The 10th Annual Pow Wow will be held on November 20 virtually. (Click on photo)

For more information about the annual Pow Wow, contact the SLICE office at (310) 243-2438.


Native American Indian Association

This student organization is open to all students interested in supporting Natives in our community. Events throughout the year include Native videos, field trips, regalia making, and social gatherings.

For more information, contact the SLICE office at (310) 243-2438.

"Going Home"

This engaging short video details the return of a herd of bison to the Lakota Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.

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