Giving Thanks!

One of the themes that has been present throughout the program so far is giving thanks, whether to our Elders, before eating a meal, or when we wake up in the morning.

So now it is time to give thanks to our funders. Because of their generosity and faith in the program, we can offer unique opportunities for our Native youth this summer and beyond.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has been a strong and continual supporter of the Pipeline Program since day 1!

Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians has also seen that the vision and mission of the Pipeline Program is one to support for the future generations.

Lummi Nation and the Lummi Youth Academy are both recent but strong supporters of the Pipeline Program, entrusting us with a big group of their students. Thank you!

Thank you to both the Assistance League of Bellingham and the Whatcom Community Foundation for supporting the travel and journeys of the Lummi girls as they learn and grow.

The CHIAT FOUNDATION – one of our small local foundations, the Chiat Foundation has supported the program continuously. Thank you for choosing to support small and local!

These Individual Donors from Washington State who have generously supported the travels and experiences of the Lummi students.

Deborah L Granger
C.A. Peter Granger
Donald Paulson
Claudia Callahan
Ursula Zvilna
Beth Brownfield
Gary Piazzon
Dianne Deseck Piazzon

The Wishtoyo Foundation is responsible for the Chumash Village in Malibu, CA. We have teamed up with Wishtoyo since 2013 to spend a few days at the Village learning about marine science and Chumash culture. They have been amazing hosts and the food is always the best. Thank you for always hosting us in a good way.

 Our continual host campus and organization – Pitzer College. More specifically, the Community Engagement Center has been our command base and the Dean of Faculty’s Office has supported our endeavors as well. Gloria Gold – Hello Gold Center next to our dorm! – has also generously supported the Pipeline Program in its mission to educate Native youth.

 
Western University of Health Sciences is our partner in the program and helps us with getting grants and managing funding. They also provide the awesome and interesting health science curriculum. So far we have learned about genetics and diseases, both fascinating topics and good introductions into the health fields.

2015 Pitzer College/WesternU’s Natives 2 College Pipeline Program Application!

CHECK IT OUT!!!

The 2015 Pitzer College/WesternU’s Natives 2 College Pipeline Program Student Application will be here tomorrow (technically here already except on the West Coast)!

We have made a lot of new changes, so please take the time to carefully read all the new directions/program changes and GET EXCITED!!!

Highlights of the exciting activities for summer 2015 will come soon. For now, tell your friends and family and urge them to fill out an application.

– The Pipeline Program

Surfing and dancing and Science

It was nice that we were able experience and participate in the dance, the trip to western university was also amazing, I learned much about the research that graduate students do, along with the requirements that it takes to become a doctor. How important it is to do good in school to be able to accomplish these things. Also I never realized how cool Myan math is and how complex it is. I wonder what my math teacher would think if I used that on a no calculator test??  We also watched a movie that explained how important surfing was to the Hawaiian people, which is nice to know that their traditions are very important to them.

Health Career Ladder this Saturday!

This Saturday marks March’s American Indian Health Career Ladder this Saturday at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona from 8:30 to noon.

The workshops are led by WesternU medical students and doctors: past workshops have included blood type testing, fingerprinting, diabetes prevention, forensic science, and anatomy!

Lunch is provided!

If you are interested in health or science careers, come out and learn all about the Health Career Ladder.

FMI: http://www.westernu.edu/ladder-american-indian/index.php

2013 – American Indian Health Career Ladder

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a wonderful New Years. Its 2013 and there are so many things going on.

First but not least is the American Indian Health Career Ladder.

Its happening tomorrow from 8:45- Noon at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA.

We hope to see you there or another Saturday.

Future Dates Are:

March 9, 2013
April 6, 2013
May 4, 2013

FMI: http://www.westernu.edu/ladder-american-indian/about.php

More FMI: http://www.westernu.edu/ladder-pomona/index.php

Diabetes Walk – October 27th

Hello Pipeline Family!

One of our big events is coming up on October 27th: The Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Event in LA! It is a national diabetes walk, with walks happening all across the nation. We are teaming up with Western University for the Diabetes Walk. Please join us to raise funds and support for diabetes, an problem that has especially affected Native communities. We would love to see all of our Pipeline family out and participating on October 27th! If you plan to attend the actual walk, please RSVP to eshulterbrandt@gmail.com or Scott’s email.

I have included directions below on how to join.

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Step Out Walk Diabetes: How to Sign up

Go to: http://stepout.diabetes.org/site/PageServer?pagename=OUT_homepage

Scroll down and click the state of California on the map of the U.S.

A box will pop up with event names and dates.

Find and click the one that says: Los Angeles, CA, October 27th

You will end up here: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/StepOut/A6LSA-LosAngelesArea?fr_id=8430&pg=entry

On the left side, under participate, click Join an Existing Team.

The Team Company is: Western University

The Team Division is: Corporate.

Our Team is Western U American Indian Health Career Ladder and Scott Scoggins is our Team Leader

Click join team or click our team name and it will direct you to our team homepage where there is a big button on the right that says join.

Once you have signed up, Welcome to the Pipeline Diabetes Walk Team!!

P.S. If you are a participant and have diabetes, you can sign up to be a Red Strider! A Red Strider is a walk participant who has type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. All Red Striders will receive an online badge on their personal webpage and a FREE recognition gift on walk day. As a Red Strider you are a VIP because YOU are the reason we walk. You will also be given your own personalized webpage to tell your story and raise funds for the walk.

Day2@NAtiVe PiPeLiNe

Today was really hectic. Started the day good with a morning circle then went to breakfast. After that we learned blogging ( Thanks Gina!! ) and then after that we traveled to western university. There we listened to at least four different speakers/Lectures: Diabetes, nutrition, different aspects of the medical field, and how learning the anatomy of humans and animals can effect the animation of disney movies. that presentation was my favorite!

Also, on thing/charaistic i would want my doctor to have is to be funny and happy. It always makes me less nervous if the doctor or nurse is funny, stress-free, and happy in general because it makes me feel less nervous and feel as if there is nothing wrong with going to the doctor. At every doctor trip i have had a great experience because my dad would always act funny and like a clown. i can’t recall any bad experience with the doctor. I don’t really know anything that a doctor should know about my culture, maybe they can be more open to medical herbs for some patients.  After all that we got a tour of Scripps College; I have absolutely fell in love with their courtyards and gardens. The architecture of the buildings was also something that i really  liked.

And  now i can say Micheal is now my official camera/light man :D. Then we finished up the night with songs, drumming, and rattles and also an unexpected fire drill. Everything was a blast!!

Can’t wait for tomorrow! Good NIght!