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Mechoopda artist challenges assimilation of indigenous culture through printmaking

Work By Jacob A. Meders. This work is on display at the Jackie Headley Art Gallery Photo credit: Alex Coba

Rayanne Painter

January 28, 2019

Companion exhibitions “Mǝǝmento: Before” and “Aksum Belle: Afterwards” made their debut at Chico State’s Janet Turner Print Museum and Jackie Headley Art Gallery this week.The art displayed varies from printmaking to sculptures, both challenging the assimilation of Indige...

New science building breaks ground

President Gayle Hutchinson and faculty members of the College of Natural Sciences use their golden shovels to break ground for the new science building on Wednesday. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Olyvia Simpson

October 10, 2018

Dozens of members from Chico State and the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Science building on Wednesday. President Gayle Hutchinson spoke to those who came to witness the historic event. Some of the other speakers included Kyle McHenry of the Mechoopda Tribe and Dean ...

Local keynote speaker focuses on the power of indigenous people

Around 250 people attended the Chico peace and Justice Center's 38th annual fundraising dinner honoring indigenous people. Photo credit: Josh Cozine

Josh Cozine

October 9, 2018

The Chico Peace and Justice Center held its 38th annual fundraising dinner, Sunday evening, with this year’s theme being honoring indigenous people. Guest speaker Ali Meders-Knight, of the Mechoopda tribe—the indigenous people that once lived on the land before it was known as Chico—was t...

Chico State acknowledges Mechoopda Maudi people

Chico State acknowledges contributions by the Mechoopda Maudi people. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Jacqueline Morales

May 16, 2017

President Gayle Hutchinson has recognized the contributions of the Mechoopda Maudi at Chico State."The Valley Oak Honors our Native American communities, especially the Mechoopda people, upon whose ancestral lands our University sits," said President Hutchinson in her investiture address March 3. Fri...

Chico’s history shared in museum

Dianne Donoho, member of Chico Museum Steering Committee. Photo credit: Megan Moran

Jesse De Mercurio

February 21, 2016

It’s an organized mess right now inside the Chico Museum, the historic building on Salem Street across from Madison Bear Garden, as the clock ticks down to the opening of “Chico Through Time” on Saturday, Feb. 27. The new exhibit will celebrate the history of Chico, from the habitation of Native Americans...

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