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American Indian Graduation Celebration

American Indian Student Services, American Indian Studies Program, and American Indian Student Council invites you to join them as they celebrate the academic accomplishments of all American Indian/Alaska Native students at CSULB.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 6:00PM
Location: University Student Union, Ballrooms
RSVP & Contact: Email Anna Nazarian-Peters at if you are interested in particpating. Include your full name, degree, major, and how many guests you would like to bring.
Website: American Indian Student Services

Driving directions can be found HERE.

Download a campus map HERE.

Download and invitation HERE.

Sponsored by: American Indian Student Council, American Indian Studies, American Indian Student Services, Student Life and Development and Division of Student Affairs.

We want to congratulate all of our graduates and wish them all the best in their endeavors as they move on to the next journey in their lives. We would also like to thank the parents, families, friends and supporters, without whom the students could not have succeeded as well as they have.

In addition, we would like to acknowledge our current American Indian students as they complete another semester at CSULB.

The reception will include dinner, recognition of the graduates, giveaways, singing by the CSULB Community Drum, and a reunion of our American Indian Alumni.

California State University, Long Beach has long enjoyed the reputation of having an active American Indian presence on campus and having many American Indian Alumni. The University has a tradition of commitment to American Indians which dates back to before the Fall of 1968 when several American Indian students were specifically recruited to Long Beach to begin classes. Today, CSULB actively assists American Indian students in achieving their academic goals and enhancing their personal, intellectual and social development.

CSULB Student Song

Composed in 1995 by Gordon Wasteste with the Elks Whistle Drum from Regina, Saskatchewan. This song is sung for our students, by the CSULB Community Drum during the reception.

Sung in the Dakota language, this song conveys to students the following:

Students, at those times when your education becomes difficult and you are thinking of quitting, remember thatyour family and friends are anxious and excited about the good things you will do with your education, and your freinds and family are depending upon you and standing behind you.

AI Group Photo
AI Group Photo 2
AI Grads Hanging out