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Native American poetry and its portrayal of Indigenous reality

This article was originally published on KCPR, Cal Poly’s hub for the arts, music, culture, and entertainment of the Central Coast. The following article references sexual assault and violence. Cal Poly offers prevention education and confidential advocacy through Safer, which can be found at safer.calpoly.edu. Native American poetry brings forth a perspective that is completely […]

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Thanksgiving: “A palatable narrative for non-Native folks”

Siga aquí para leer este artículo en Español. Psychology sophomore Kaila Ennen remembers celebrating “Pilgrims and Indians Day” at her private preschool for Thanksgiving. She and her classmates were assigned to be either a “Pilgrim” or an “Indian.” The “Indian” students dressed up in brown outfits and headdresses decorated with feathers. The “Pilgrim” students wore white […]

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“A love letter to them:” Native and Indigenous Cultural Center brings visibility to the Cal Poly Indigenous community

Between September 2011 and September 2020, 710 Indigenous people from Wyoming were reported missing, according to a Statewide Report from Wyoming. Their names rarely made national news.  Yet on Sept. 11, a 22-year-old white woman from New York disappeared in Wyoming. The next day, Gabby Petito’s name was already making headlines. Soon, her name became […]

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Cal Poly opens Native American and Indigenous Cultural Center 

Cal Poly unveiled the new Native American and Indigenous Cultural Center in yakʔitʸutʸu on Thursday, aiming to provide a safe and inclusive space for indigenous students on campus to study, relax and socialize. Electrical engineering senior Wyatt Kohler, president of the American Indian Student Association, said that when he came to Cal Poly, he wasn’t aware […]

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A Central Coast May Day: activists demand justice for workers, BIPOC communities

On May Day, Princess Nokia’s song “Brown Girl Blues” echoed throughout Mission Plaza, her spoken-word-like lyrics filling the plaza with graphic imagery of the adversary and abuse people of color experience in the United States. “You think it’s been a long time since Civil Rights?” the lyrics read. “No, still our people have to go […]



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