California Native American Day Event

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California Native American Day Event

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Via Zoom

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




USD's Native Alumni Network invites you to following event:

California Native American Day Event                               
Thursday, September 24th from 12:30-2:00 p.m. PT
Zoom Room (register for link) 

USD’s Native Alumni Network is co-sponsoring the California Native American Day Event. California Native American Day, celebrated the fourth Friday in September, was established as an official state holiday in 1998. The day celebrates the cultures, histories, and contributions of California tribal nations to the state and the country. In San Diego County, the Indigenous people include the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla tribal nations. Please join us as alumnus Ethan Banegas ‘09 ‘17 MA will be a featured speaker for the virtual event. 
We look forward to seeing you soon, Toreros!
About Ethan: 
Ethan Banegas is a member of the Luiseño and Kumeyaay bands of Native Americans and grew up on the Barona Reservation in San Diego County. He is an alumnus having received both his B.A. in History, Religious Studies, and Political Science (2009) and his M.A. (2017) at USD. Currently, he is the owner and operator of, teaches history courses at Grossmont/Cuyamaca College and Kumeyaay College, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Barona Museum and Cultural Center. As an independent contractor for the San Diego History Center and Barona Museum, he is also working on the Kumeyaay Oral History Project. The oral history project is a community-based research project working to collect thirty-one personal interviews, videoed oral histories, and photographs from San Diego’s First People.



Maya Hood '17 '18 MA
Student and Alumni Engagement Coordinator


Date: 9/24/2020
Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom
You will receive a link to the Zoom Room in the reminder email for the event.



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