Elymash Yuuchaap @ SDSU

Elymash Yuuchaap, which is the Kumeyaay way to say, “youth think”, is an Indigenous Scholars and Leaders Program at San Diego State University that provides support for indigenous students from many tribes.  The program’s mission is to engage, support and promote the cultural, social, academic, and leadership development of students Read more…

USD Kumeyaay Garden

On Friday, September 22, 2017, the University of San Diego, in conjunction with the Office of Tribal Liaison, dedicated and opened the Kumeyaay Garden. This was a beautiful ceremony that kicked off the garden in grand fashion. In celebrating Native American culture, the event included Bird Songs, storytelling, ethnobotany tours, Read more…

Two Spirits in Kumeyaay Activism

This article from the Women’s Museum of California, talks about the legacy of Two Spirits within Kumeyaay, also known as Tipai-Ipai or Diegueño culture and provides a brief overview of Kumeyaay history and how differents bands of the Kumeyaay nation are addressing ideas of gender fluidity. Read the article online.

KPBS Midday Edition Interviews Author of “Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias”

The interview features Michael Wilken-Robertson, Anthropologist and Professor at Cal-State University San Marcos talking about his book, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias. For thousands of years, the Kumeyaay people of northern Baja California and southern California made their homes in the diverse landscapes of the region, interacting with Read more…