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Native American Higher ED Resources

Native American Higher ED Resources


Native American Higher ED Resources



The Native community at Cosumnes River College includes students, staff, faculty and alumni from a variety of tribal/cultural backgrounds. NAHER promotes academic, personal, and career success to Native American Students. Culture and education both play an intrinsic role in the development of life and what transpires to one reaching their full potential and career endeavors. NAHER provides resources and services focused on cultivating student success, personal wellbeing, and embracing culture.


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Scholarships! It is not too late you have time to apply for CRC Scholarships as well as for the other scholarships specific for Native Students.



CRC List of Scholarships

CRC Foundation Scholarships

CSU Native Transfer Program April 13th



CRC Activities:

 On behalf of the organizing committee for the 7th annual Native American Heritage Week celebration at Cosumnes River College, we want to thank everyone for their support and attendance at the events on campus last week.

The week began with a blessing and award recognition to Mary Tarango, a Miwok Tribal Elder. The week activities included academic presentations on Tribal Leadership and Native Traditions by Crystal Martinez-Alire (CRC counselor and Tribal Chairwoman), Historical Trauma and Native Families by Dr. Billie Jo Kipp (President of the California Tribal College), and Native Healing Traditions by Sage La Pena (Clinical herbalist and Ethno-botanist). The week also included native cultural demonstrations that provided education and student engagement: Al Striplen (counselor, educator, and interpreter of Native American cultures for the State Indian Museum), Tongva singers from Los Angeles, Hoop Dancers from Kansas, two Powwow groups, Mauri from New Zealand, the Polynesian Ohana singers, and Bird Singers from East Los Angeles. We ended the week with a Native Night Concert featuring tall Paul (hip hop artist), Mic Jorden (hip hop artist), Sampson Brothers, and Scatter Their Own (rock n' roll). Its an honor and blessing to have all of these presenters on our campus providing education awareness of the native and indigenous culture to our students, and campus community.

We want to thank our sponsors: The Office of the CRC President/Equity Funds, CRC Cultural Competence and Equity Committee, Fifth Direction, Wilton Rancheria, LRCFT faculty union and California Endowment.  

We thank all of the Native American Planning Committee members; Jason Newman, Crystal Martinez, Aselia Melo, April Robinson, Emily Barkley,  Michael Chappell, Chris Torres, Paolo Soriano, Winnie Lanier and student Tanya Reyes and November Rain committee designated student photographer.and the numerous campus support staff, students and student ambassadors for their tireless efforts in making the event a success for students:

We look forward to next year’s event! 



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Native American Heritage Week   CRC November 14th -17th

CRC Native Heritage Week Executive Committee: 


Semester Check-in: October 19 /  November 21

Location: Winn Community Room 1:00PM-3:00PM



  • Summer 2017   Sacramento State University of California, June 21, 2017


  • Fall 2017   UC Davis
  • Spring 2018   Sacramento State 



NAHER- College Success Day New Students July 27, 2017

Registration Link  

NAHER- College Success Day  Continuing Students August 3, 2017

Registration Link  

Students NAHER

Los Rios Colleges Native Student Resources/ Centers


American River College: 

ARC Contact: Jesus Valle    vallej (at) arc [dot] losrios [dot] edu


NAHERSacramento City College: Native Student Transfer Resource Fair happening at Sac City on Monday November 6th. AICRA recruiters will be in the Student Center at SCC from 3:30 to 5:15pm.  They will be serving dinner around 4:30pm.  Then from 7pm to 9pm they will have a film screening of 'More Than A Word' and discussion from the Little Brothers about their film.      

SCC Contact: Tamara Chesire  cheshitc (at) scc [dot] losrios [dot] edu 


Native American Empowerment Conference/ Summits.

  • Coming Soon 


Campus Resources:


CRC Native American Higher ED Liaison Contacts:

Crystal Martinez-Alire, Ed.D., Counselor MartinC2 (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu  

Aselia Melo, SSSP Specialist,  meloa (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu  (916) 691-7075


Where to Find Us

Location: Library Building, L106 (1st Floor)

Mon - Fri - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (916) 691-7465
Fax: (916) 691-7434