Diversity Resource Guide - Native American Students

Academic Programs/Services

  • Native American Center for Academic Excellence (ITEPP) (Brero House #93 mmj5@humboldt.edu, www.humboldt.edu/itepp, (707) 826-3672)

    • Also known as the Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP), this Center provides culturally relevant facilities, activities, events, and opportunities socio-cultural, and personal success and achievement to students who identify with, support, or want to learn about the Native American culture or community.

  • INRSEP/Center for Academic Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) (Warren House #38, Samantha.Martinez@humboldt.edu, www.humboldt.edu/inrsep (707) 826-4998)

    • A program designed to support students who are pursuing degrees in the natural resource and science disciplines, and who are historically underrepresented in the STEM fields. Designed to provide culturally relevant facilities, activities, events, and opportunities that promote academic, intellectual, socio-cultural, and personal success and achievement. This Center houses multiple student support programs, including INRSEP (Indian Natural Resource, Science and Engineering Program), HSU chapters of SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in the Sciences), and LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation).


Clubs and Organizations


Student Scholarships and Other Funding Opportunities


Community Resources/Organizations

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society: www.aises.org

    • Works to increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields as students, professionals, mentors, and leaders.

  • Indian Action Council: 2905 Hubbard Lane, Suite C, Eureka (707) 443-8401

    • Counseling, tutoring, and advocacy.

  • National Indian Justice Center: nijc@aol.com, www.nijc.org, (800) 966-0662

    • Delivers legal education, research, and technical assistance programs which seek to improve the quality of life for Native communities and the administration of justice in Indian Country.

  • Northern California Indian Development Council: andrekaruk@ncidc.org, www.ncidc.com (707) 445-8451

    • Provides resources, training, and support for the local Native community.

  • SACNAS Club: sacnas@humboldt.edu

    • To further the work of, to improve the effectiveness of, and to enhance the public understanding of and the appreciation for Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in science.

  • Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development: 425 I Street, Arcata; www.7genfund.org (707) 825-7640

    • Locally-based international organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining the uniqueness of Native peoples throughout the Americas.


Cultural and Historical Resources

  • Clark Historical Museum: Corner of 3rd and E Street, Eureka www.clarkemuseum.org

    • Features a Native American Wing with an extensive collection of local Native American artifacts.

  • HSU Library Humboldt Room: 3rd Floor, University Library www.library.humboldt.edu/humco 

    • Contains collections on North American Indians

  • HSU Library Native American Studies Research Guides and Web Pages: www.library.humboldt.edu/~berman/nas.htm

  • Hoopa Tribal Museum: Hwy 96 Hoopa Shopping Center, Hoopa www.hoopa-nsn.gov (530) 625-4110

    • Displays one of the largest collections of Hoopa, Yurok, and Karuk artifacts in northern California.

  • ITEPP Curriculum Resource Center: www.humboldt.edu/itepp/

    • Contains more than 6,000 books, videos, microfilm, and periodicals on, about, or by Native American peoples.

  • Trinidad Museum: 400 Janis Court at Patricks Point Dr., Trinidad (707) 677-3883 www.trinidadmuseum.org

    • Includes Native American exhibits, with emphasis on Tsurai Village and Yurok traditions.

  • United Indian Health Services: 1600 Weeot Way, Arcata www.unitedindianhealthservices.org (707) 825-5000

    • Traditional Resources Program offers 20-acre Ku’ wa-dah-wilth Restoration Area and Potawot Community Food Garden.


American Indian-owned Local Businesses

  • American Indian Art and Gift Shop: 241 F Street, Eureka www.americaninsianonline.com (707)445-8451

  • Amerind Bay Clothing Company: 326 2nd Street, Eureka (707) 442-3042

    • Women’s clothing/accessories. Discounts for Native Students.


Health and Wellness

  • Two Feathers Native American Family Services: 2355 Central Avenue, Suite C, McKinleyville, www.twofeathers-nafs.org (707) 839-1933

    • Health and wellness services (with particular focus on domestic violence).

  • United Indian Health Services: 1600 Weeat Way, Arcata www.uihs.org (707) 825-5000

    • Offers affordable medical care as well as internships, counseling, mental health services, jobs, community events, and volunteer opportunities. Important note: register with UIHS as soon as you arrive at HSU in order to ensure that you will be able to access their services when you need them.


Local Area Tribes and Rancherias


Courses, Programs, and Resources


Events Calendar

  • September

    • Multicultural Convocation: annual event that aims to help students get acquainted with cultural clubs and social justice programs, meet supportive staff, faculty, and administrators; meet new and returning students, and begin building community at HSU. (Coordinated by: MultiCultural Center www.humboldt.edu/multicultural (707) 826-3364)

    • Creating Community Receptions: an opportunity for students to connect, make friends, build community, and meet supportive faculty and staff within a given cultural group. Receptions are usually held for the Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Latin@, Native American, and Queer communities. Events are open to all who identify with and/or support each community. (Coordinated by: MultiCultural Center www.humboldt.edu/multicultural (707) 826-3364)

  • October

    • Indigenous People’s Week: brings together students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members to celebrate indigenous communities and acknowledge their rich diversity. Discussions, presentations, film screenings, guest speakers, and events focus on sharing indigenous stories, songs, culture and struggles. (Coordinated by: MultiCultural Center www.humboldt.edu/multicultural (707) 826-3364)

    • The Consent Project: with the aim of recognizing and honoring survivors of sexualized violence of all genders, the Consent Project offers space for survivors and allies to talk about how violence has affected them, and features community resources and interactive art projects to deconstruct our ideas of gender and sexualized violence. (Coordinated by: Student Health Center www.humboldt.edu/health (707) 826-5234

  • November

    • Campus Dialogue on Race: series of workshops, events, discussions, and film screenings that seek to enhance mutual understanding of issues surrounding race, gender, sexuality, ability and class. Academic credit available. (Coordinated by: MultiCultural Center www.humboldt.edu/multicultural (707) 826-3364