Today felt like one of the longest days ever, we woke up around 6:30 and it is currently  9:37 and its still not over, but I really enjoyed everything that we did. First we played an indigenous martial arts game in the morning  thats pretty hard to explain but all the males did a tournament and I won!  We went to the pomona college science lab where we got to learn about C. Elegans (microscopic worms) that humans have a lot in common with. Then we went to the pomona museum where we learned about baskets that some of the native people to California made a very long time ago. Elder Lori Sisquoc also came and actually taught us how to make baskets and we painted using ancestral tools. We also saw a film that was about Hollywood and the negative impacts films had due to the way that Native Americans were portrayed as. These Hollywood stereotypes still have negative impacts on us  today but i feel the best way to deal with them is to prove that we are the exact opposite and we aren’t some crazy savage Indians that Hollywood made it seem like we were. Then after the film we went to our theatre class that I find fun because the instructor is so engaging and passionate and it just makes the class so much fun.

Maddie’s Bio!

Hello everyone!

My name is Madison (Maddie) Garcia. I am seventeen years old and live in Los Angeles with my mom and two dogs. I attend school at Anahuacalmecac International University Prep. I have been going to Anahuacalmecac since kinder and will soon be entering my final year (rising senior). I feel overly exited to be participating in this program, I am most excited for all the new adventures and experiences. I also feel honored to be apart of this programs community. My dad’s side is Kumeyaay from Baja California and Huichol from Jalisco Mexico. My mom’s side is from Newfoundland Canada. Both of my parents are super happy I am participating in a native youth program. Cannot wait for new adventures!


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Daniel Fabian First Blog

My name is Daniel Fabian and I am from Pomona, California. I am Native American and I’m also apart of the Pit River Tribe located in northern California. I see myself as a dreamer because I have a lot of goals I hope to accomplish. I currently go to Damien High School and will be a senior.daniel2 I have been to some native pipeline events at Western University in the past. A special project I have done at my school was to raise money and buy various items for families who couldn’t afford to give their family a good Christmas. Recognitions I have obtained at my school was Green Honor Roll and outstanding achievement in a chemistry course which means I finished top five in that course. I have not publicly given a speech before but maybe someday I will. Volunteer jobs I’m proud of is being a helper at a elementary school in which I taught 1st graders math and made sure they were able to understand the concepts. I hope to be less shy and quiet in the future because it is problem that I need to overcome.


2016 Recommendation Links Now Available

Good Morning Everyone!

It’s already February and just the other day it was January 1st, 2016!

Recommendation Links for both 2016 Mentor and Student Applications are now available.

Mentor Recommendation Link:

Student Recommendation Link:

You can also find either of these by clicking on the 2016 Applications and then either the Student or Mentor Application tab in the Dropdown menu.

Please remember, you need 2 recommendations from someone who knows you and your work well – a teacher, a mentor, a boss, etc.

It’s never too early to ask for recommendations if you are applying for the program.