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California Indian Nations College Announces Family Night

California Indian Nations College (CINC) will be hosting their first annual Family Night Gala on May 19, 2022, at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino and Spa, Cahuilla Ballroom. This event will be in celebration of the CINC’s student body, graduates, local and tribal communities who have shown a passion for cultural appreciation in higher education.

We’re excited to share the growth of the students and our College.” Said President Celeste Townsend “CINC is a hidden gem to the Native American community and what better way to celebrate than an in-person gala that highlights their accomplishments along with the community members and organizations who have contributed to their ongoing success!”

CINC will spend this evening showcasing the remarkable work and continued resiliency of the students and upcoming graduates. Students and graduates will be honored along the side of those who have contributed to their personal growth in higher education. CINC celebrates community engagement with special recognitions to those who have provided continual and ongoing support to the College. There will be a silent auction and dinner to celebrate CINC’s progressive history of cultural awareness in higher education for the underserved and underrepresented population.

Our honorary guest list includes speakers California Assemblyman James Ramos, Chairman Charles Martin (Morongo Band of Mission Indians), and College of the Desert President Dr. Martha Garcia. We will also be joined by our Visionary and Founder Theresa A. Mike and members of the College’s charter tribe, Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. It is thanks to these and many other community members that CINC has seen continuous success in accomplishing its mission for the California Indian Nations and their dedicated members.

About California Indian Nations College

California Indian Nations College is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, two-year tribal college chartered by the Twenty­Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. CINC serves the region with fully-accredited culturally responsive college classes, personalized student support, and community services, that includes a high school equivalency program, tutoring, and individualized advising and mentoring. CINC also enrolls a number of high school concurrent enrollment students, who get the benefit of college courses while still in high school.  American Indian students face incredible hurdles. The California high school graduation rate for American Indians is 11.4% lower than the overall rate and the college-going rate is 14.4% lower than the overall rate. CSU and UC graduation rates are also over 11% lower than the overall graduation rates. CINC provides a much needed bridge between high school and a four-year institutions. CINC provides a pathway to cultural revitalization and the stabilization of Native tradition and values that benefits both our Native and non-Native students. To learn more about or donate to California Indian Nations College, call PHONE NUMBER or visit, like California Indian Nations College on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @CINCollege.


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