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July 1st, 2013


Pitzer’s Native American Summer Pipeline to College Summer Program 2013 (The Pipeline Program) is honored to receive a generous grant from the San Manuel Tribal Council, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians based in Highland, CA.

This is the second year that San Manuel has provided financial support for the Program; San Manuel has also been active in supporting the academic programming. For the past four years, former Chair Deron Marquez has come to talk to the Pipeline Students about on tribal governance, how it interacts with U.S. government officials, and opens up student’s minds to the possibility of serving on their own tribal councils and governments.

The Pipeline Program, partnered with Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA, is a two-week, on-campus program for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade Native students from July 29th – August 12th, 2013 at Pitzer College. It allows them to experience college life, as well as preparing for academic achievement and leadership roles from both western and traditional Native American perspectives through classes, workshops, and field trips in the Los Angeles area.

We are grateful for the vision of the San Manuel Tribal Council in supporting Native educational access and programming, as it means that we are able to continue to provide the Pipeline experience to our new and returning students; the 3-day camping trip at the Wishtoyo’s Chumash Cultural Village in Malibu, visiting the Hawaiian Gardens Powwow and Bear Ceremony, meeting Dr Lori Alvord, the first woman Diné surgeon, and the SAT Prep intensive taught by a certified instructor.

For more information, please contact Scott Scoggins, Pipeline Program Director at Pitzer College, at 909.706.5948 or email at or


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