34th Annual Native American Motivation Day - Virtual Event

May 6, 2021 - 1:00pm to May 7, 2021 - 2:45pm

Mendocino College is pleased and excited to invite students grades 6-12 to attend our Virtual 34th Annual Native American Motivation Day on Thursday, May 6, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

This free event will provide an opportunity for Native American students to learn about Mendocino College programs, meet representatives from four-year universities, and enjoy breakout sessions.

For more information, please contact Malissa Donegan at mdonegan@mendocino.edu.

Agenda

Event Theme: Community, Persistence, Resilience – CPR during trying times, “We Got This!”  

This event has ended. For a link to the webinar recording CLICK HERE

1pm  - Opening Prayer by Temashio Anderson, Board of Trustees

1:05pm - Welcome from Mendocino College Superintendent/President Tim Karas  

1:10pm -  Ice breaker, Vice President of Student Services, Ulises Velasco

1:20pm Keynote  Speakers – Bonnie Lockhart and Christina T

1:40pm Tutors/Pomo Pathways Student Panel:  

  • Ledah Duncan (Pomo Pathway student)  
  • Gudelia Cisneros-Whiterock (Pomo Pathway student)  
  • Marco Toledo (Guided Pathway Student Leadership) 
  • Carmen Gallegos (ESL & Spanish Tutor)  
  • Caitlin Lazaro (English & Music Tutor) 
  • Connie Rystad (Pomo Pathways and English Tutor)  
  • John Rall (Pomo Pathways English Professor) 

2pm-2:30pm: Breakouts  

Please click the link of the event you would like to participate in. There are 2 options for each time slot.  

Finding Balance using the Medicine Wheel: Discussion about the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual directions that assist us find balance in our everyday lives. 

Facilitated by Gabe Ochoa, Sherwood Valley 

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/82151185439?pwd=Rm4zc1dSczhWN0E4V3FETmJidXpFUT09 

OR 

Sports and Indigenous Mascots: Discussion about the timeline of events regarding sports and Indigenous Mascots. 

Facilitated by Chairman Cromwell, Robinson Rancheria 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84454384811?pwd=VFJ2UWxWdEdjaTBVWEd4ZEdrc3g5UT09 

2:30pm-3pm 

Introduction to CIMCC’s Tribal Youth Ambassadors 

Facilitated by CIMCC’s Tribal Youth Ambassadors, Jayden Lim (Pomo) and Matthew Molina (Pomo) 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcuGsrzgoHdBT2MLHhGVLO25J3z4hpN43 

OR 

Mindfulness to Connect with Education: The Power Within 

Facilitated by Kita Grinburg and Mercy Ruiz (Kashaya) 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84151713575 

Closing Prayer by Martin Martinez 

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97362912157