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Dream the Impossible Youth Conference hosted at San Diego State University.

Dream the Impossible Native Youth Conference Agenda

 San Diego State University

Parking Lot 12

Recreation Field 103

Storm Hall West

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Agenda: Saturday, April 27, 2024

9:00am-10:00amRegistration & Campus Tours (SDSU Volunteers)

10:00am-10:45amMC & DJ – Mikela Jones (Little River Band of Pomo) & DJ Rambo (Pericu Nation)

  • Welcome - David Kamper (SDSU-Department of American Indian Studies)
  • Blessing – Stan Rodriguez (Kumeyaay Nation of Santa Ysabel)
  • Bird Singers - Paul Cuero Jr. (Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians)
  • Film Clip - People of the West, the story of Native Californians from an Indigenous perspective by Amanda Ericson, Field Producer Board Walk Pictures & Bradley Munoa, Director/Pechanga Creative Studios

10:50am-11:30amKeynote –Assemblymember James Ramos (San Manuel Band of Mission Indians)

11:45am-12:30am – ROUND 1 - Pick one of 10 sessions

  • Breakout Sessions - will be repeated to offer students the opportunity to attend 3 of the 10

12:30pm-2:00pm – Lunch/Activities and College Fair

  • Resource Fair: SDSU Recreation Field 103
  • Campus Tours SDSU Volunteers
  • Cultural Activities: Recreation Field 103
  • Dodge Ball & Lawn Games
  • Photo Booths: Mirror Memories

2:15pm-3:05pm - ROUND 2 - Pick one of 10 sessions

  • Breakout Sessions - will be repeated to offer students the opportunity to attend 3 of the 10

3:15pm-4:05pm - ROUND 3 - Pick one of 10 sessions

  • Breakout Sessions - Sessions will be repeated to offer students the opportunity to attend 3 of the 10

4:05pm-4:15pm - Survey

4:15pm-5:00pmCloseout Performance – Notorious Cree (Nehiyaw from Tall Cree First Nation in Treaty 8 Territory)

5:00pm-5:40pmRaffles

5:40pm-6:00pmClosing Remarks (Mikela)

Subway Boxes/Adjourn Conference

Breakout Sessions


Sessions will be repeated to offer students the opportunity to attend 3 of the 10 

Session 1: MMA is Not Just a Sport...(Room 119, Storm Hall)

Session 2: Gratitude (Room 104, Storm Hall)

Session 3: Construction Management, Design & Real Estate (Room 221, Storm Hall)

Session 4: Native Foods (Room 123, Storm Hall)

Session 5: Stay Rooted in Indigenous Culture through Farming (Room 109, Storm Hall)

Session 6: Blackout Poetry (Room 127, Storm Hall)

Session 7: Culture, Tribal Law, & Our Community Values (Room 213, Storm Hall)

Session 8: Native American College Life & Admissions (Room 105, Storm Hall)

Session 9: Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming (Room 113, Storm Hall)

Session 10: The Future of Native Filmmaking (Room 216, Storm Hall)

 

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