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Native Advisory Council

The President’s Native Advisory Council is comprised of representatives from most neighboring tribes and tribal education leaders, this first-in-the-CSU advisory council advises the President on University relations with the regional Native American communities and articulates the educational needs of local tribal nations to the University.

  • Bonnie Biggs, Tribal Liaison Emeritus
  • Patricia Dixon, Palomar College
  • Lynda Estrella, Walking Shield
  • Theresa Gregor, CSU Long Beach
  • Virginia Hill, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel
  • Geneva Lofton-Fitzsimmons, CA Native American Research Center for Health
  • Councilman Reid Milanovich, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Rebecca Munoa, CSUSM Alumna
  • Lorraine Orosco, San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Indians
  • Councilman James Siva, Morongo Band of Mission Indians
  • Amara Siva, Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • Hunwut Turner, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
  • Karlene Vernaci-Clifford, La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians

CSUSM Members:

  • Dawn Formo, Dean, Undergraduate Studies
  • Patricia Prado-Olmos, Vice President, Community Engagement
  • Joely Proudfit, Director, California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center & Professor, American Indian Studies
  • Tishmall Turner, Tribal Liaison