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The American Indian Room is located in Thomas Building. The affinity rooms were designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that represent the diverse cultures that make up Fresno State.
The American Indian Room is decorated with Native American artwork that is advocating for water/ land conservation and broken treaties. There is a collection of books available to check out about or by Native Americans.
The American Indian Room is one of six affinity rooms available for students to study and also available to book for meetings.
American Indian Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers students opportunities to study the governments, nations, cultures, and social structures of American Indian societies and American Indian societies within the context of the United States.
The mission of the University Advising Center is to empower undergraduate students by helping them take responsibility for achieving their academic and personal goals, with a particular focus on the undeclared /undecided student, and to support the university advising community.”
The Native American Initiative will partner with tribes and tribal organizations to provide Native American students access to higher education through advocacy, outreach, assistance, and advising.
One is able to learn the traditional dances associated with the Aztec culture. During the entirety of the practices/meetings one will be able to learn the cultural aspect of our ancestors by following the traditional dances step by step and also by learning meaning and significance of each step. Some basic language will be learned through time as well as other various instruments that have a role in the entire cultural ceremony.
NEUM Native American Student Association is a cultural club open to all students. We host and attend cultural and community events to help raise awareness of the Native American community on and off-campus.
The Fresno State Native American Alumni Club became an official club of the Fresno State Alumni Association effective July 1st, 2014. The club’s primary purpose is to raise monies to establish and maintain an on-going scholarship endowment available for prospective Fresno State students of Native American origin. The club also provides on-going support and mentorship for current students, as well as advocates within Fresno State to ensure that Native American students have access to the resources necessary to successfully graduate from Fresno State. Current Native American students at Fresno State are encouraged to come to an alumni club meeting to share your ideas and network with Native American graduates currently working within a variety of industries and leadership roles.
The American Indian Faculty and Staff Association at Fresno State is an organization for Indigenous employees at the University.
Central Valley Indian Health provides comprehensive care for American Indian people: General Medicine, Health Education, Podiatry, also perinatal/WIC Services
We embrace and empower people from all tribal nations. We provide culturally-based health and wellness services supporting the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of our community.
Service Type(s): Medical, Dental
DRC is a nonprofit agency. We are the largest disability rights group in the nation. Federal law established us to protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. Last year we helped almost 25,000 people. Hundreds of thousands more were helped because of our litigation, policy work, trainings and publications. We are the protection and advocacy agency for California.
OVCDC is a Tribal organization providing career education, family literacy, language and temporary assistance services in the seven California Counties of Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings Tulare, Ventura and Mono. A dedicated American Indian organization operating under a consortium of Sovereign Nations. Providing the opportunity for improvement in the quality of life by focusing on education and self-sufficiency while protecting, preserving and promoting our cultures.
The American Indian College Fund was founded in 1989. For 30 years, the College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education. We provide scholarships, programming to improve Native American student access to higher education, and the support and tools for them to succeed once they are there.
The Association on American Indian Affairs administers the Adolph Van Pelt Special Fund for Indians. This fund provides scholarships and grants to Native Americans who can demonstrate the requisite level of financial need. Awards range from $500 to $1500 per semester