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The office of Tribal Relations hosted a Zoom presentation on Nov. 19 in response to Native American Heritage month. Photo credit: Danielle Kessler

Chico State’s Tribal Relations presents ‘Misconceptions of Identity: The Native American Experience’

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // November 22, 2020

On Thursday, Chico State’s new Office of Tribal Relations hosted a presentation via Zoom to hold conversations regarding the Native American experience. The presentation was led by a group of individuals...

First-year student Danielle Wagner attends Chico State after losing her home during the November Campfire. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Paradise students show Chico State what #ButteStrong means

Kimberly Morales // September 29, 2019

Students all across Chico State understand the meaning behind the infamous #ButteStrong hashtag, which commemorates the victims and survivors of the tragedies that afflicted towns throughout Butte County...

Mastering basket weaving took years for each family member, it took not only artistic talent, but a mathematical thought process to understand where each stitch should lie and how to balance a pattern Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Mountain Maidu woven basket gallery displays four generations of local native culture

Melissa Joseph // September 23, 2019

The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology at Chico State has a new exhibit called "Unbroken Traditions." The installation serves as a reminder of the violent history between Native Americans and Chico's...

Mastering basket weaving took years for each family member, it took not only artistic talent, but a mathematical thought process to understand where each stitch should lie and how to balance a pattern Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Mountain Maidu woven basket gallery displays four generations of local native culture

Melissa Joseph // September 22, 2019

The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology at Chico State has a new exhibit called "Unbroken Traditions." The installation serves as a reminder of the violent history between Native Americans and Chico's...

“Women of Wisdom” event to celebrate Native American culture

Tisha Cheney // March 4, 2018

Three Native American speakers will come to Chico State for an event focusing on local tribes and women's stories Tuesday.According to a release, this event spotlights Betty Jo Smith of the Wintu Klamath...

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

Chico’s history shared in museum

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...

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