American Indian Center

In 2011, at the request of the Chancellor’s Office of External Relations, the American Indian Center was launched. The goal of the American Indian Center (AIC) at CSUDH is to increase the number of students from Tribal Nations who enroll and graduate from the CSU. The American Indian Center provides support and builds a college culture among Native American families. AIC also presents a series of experiential educational initiatives throughout the year to promote better understanding of indigenous cultures across the campus and in our communities, as well as providing experiential learning opportunities for our students.


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CSUDH American Indian Pow Wow
Join us Saturday April 20th from 11am to 8pm and April 21 from 11am to 6pm
Held the third weekend in April, the pow wow, Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, is tied to the service learning anthropology class North American Indians, and is led by the students themselves. After volunteering for the weekend, students state that working with Native people helps them understand contemporary Native American issues.
The 11th Annual Pow Wow will be held on April 20 & 21 
For more information about the annual Pow Wow, contact the SLICE office at (310) 243-2438.
(Click on photo) to see our virtual POW WOW and learn more about native culture.
For more information, contact the SLICE office at (310) 243-2438.
Native American Indian Association

Are you passionate about supporting the Native American community in our area? Do you want to be part of a vibrant organization that promotes cultural awareness and fosters meaningful connections? If so, we invite you to join the Native American Indian Association!

Our student organization is open to all students who are interested in advocating for and supporting Natives in our community. Whether you're Native American Indian or not, everyone is welcome to join us in our mission. Our events throughout the year are diverse and engaging, ranging from Native movies to regalia making and social gatherings.

By joining our club, you'll have the opportunity to gain cultural awareness and competency through active engagement in Native American Indian community affairs and events. We also emphasize the importance of ethical leadership, academic achievement, civic responsibility, and self-awareness through meaningful experiences.

Interested in learning more or becoming a member? Join us on the 1st Tuesday of every month in Villages 500 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm for our official club meeting. However, feel free to drop by anytime to hang out and discover more about what we do.

Come be a part of our community and make a difference! We look forward to meeting you and working together to support Natives in our community.

Philanthropic Foundation American Indian Initiative

Welcome to the American Indian Center at California State University Dominguez Hills! Our primary aim is to enhance the representation of students hailing from Tribal Nations within the CSU community by facilitating their enrollment and successful graduation. Through dedicated support and fostering a college-going culture among Native American families, the American Indian Center strives to make higher education accessible and achievable for all.

We go beyond conventional educational paradigms by offering a range of experiential learning opportunities throughout the year. These initiatives not only promote a deeper understanding of indigenous cultures but also provide invaluable hands-on experiences for our students, enriching their academic journey and broadening their perspectives.

Your decision to contribute to CSU Dominguez Hills is deeply appreciated and profoundly impactful. No matter the size, every donation plays a vital role in supporting scholarship funds, academic programs, and enhancing the overall student experience. Together, let's celebrate the spirit of generosity and the transformative power it holds for our Toro community.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the CSU Dominguez Hills Philanthropic Foundation ensures that your contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For further details or inquiries, please reach out to University Development at (310) 243-2182 or email us at Thank you for your unwavering support in shaping a brighter future for our students and campus community.

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