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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 resources and services focus on cultivating student success, developing personal wellbeing, and embracing culture for Native American students.

We would like to invite everyone to our Native American Heritage Week November 6-8th where we will share Native American Culture through lecture, song, dance, and film. The event is free to the public. 

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Program Schedule

Tuesday November 6th, 2018   WINN 150 Community Room

  • 10:30 a.m.  Mary Tarango- Opening prayer by Tribal Elder/Member of Wilton Rancheria. 
  •  11:00 – 12:00pm  Dr. Annette L. Reed- enrolled member of the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation, Director of Native American Studies and Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Sacramento.
  • 12:00- 1:00 p.m. Sage La Peña- Northern Wintu, Clinical Herbalist and Ethno-botanist
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Deserea Langley & Jessa Rea Growing Thunder- University of California, Davis Phd Candidates

Wednesday November 7th, 2018  CRC Quad

  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Northern California Miwuk Dancers- The Northern CA Miwuk traditional dance group is from the local region of Sacramento and Elk Grove areas. 
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.   Sacramento Powwow Dance Group- through singing, dancing, drumming and regalia, the spiritual and symbolic aspects of North American indigenous people are reenacted in this social dance.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.   Aztec Dance Group- Calmecac is committed in providing it’s traditions through drumming and many other forms of artistic and cultural expressions through Aztec dancing.

Thursday  November 8th, 2018  

          WINN 254 

  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Dancing Salmon Home Documentary - Presented by Jamie Ward, enrolled member of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe.

          WINN 202

  • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Cultural Presentation Al Striplen- Amah, Mutsun Ohlone, AztecMA, Docent/Interpreter of Native American cultures for the State Indian Museum
  • 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  The Canary Effect Documentary – Presented by Jason C. Newman, Ph.D., History Professor at Cosumnes River College

Spring 2018 Native Graduates 

Native Native Native

Angelina Paxton                    Alejandro Orozco Fernandez            Lauren Glantz

United Keetoowah Band                              Purepecha/ Tarascan                          River Valley Miwok

AA Liberal Arts-Social/Behavioral Sciences   AA Social Sciences              AA Liberal Arts- Math & Science

AA Social Sciences

In honor of Achievements 

Native      Native

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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