Naming this Guide and Cal Poly Organizations for American Indian and Indigenous
This box explains how the author of this guide chose to name it American Indian and Indigenous. In researching how to name this guide the author examined Cal Poly's organizations serving this population and how each are named. The majority use "American Indian and Indigenous:" therefore, the author used this phrase to name this guide.
Cal Poly Student Organizations and Support
Cal Poly Faculty and Staff Organizations and Support
Articles about American Indians and Indigenous Populations
Walter Littlemoon is a 69-year-old Lakota man born and raised in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. At the age of five, he was removed from his family to attend a Federal government boarding school where his culture, language and spirituality were suppressed. The Thick Dark Fog profiles Walter's journey to heal himself and his community while reclaiming his heritage. The film's title comes from Walter's own self-diagnosis of the state-of-mind that he lived in for so many years until he began to tell his story and heal from his childhood trauma. As time has passed, more positive accounts have surfaced from Native Americans about their school experiences such as being saved from poverty and making life-long friends..
Instruction Resources for Native American and Indigenous Topics
Dr. Jenell Navarro, of Cal Poly's Ethnic Studies Department, created this Diversity and Inclusion Resource Module on Indigenous Environmental Justice to help assist faculty in creating lectures on this topic.