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Native American Heritage Month: Welcome!

Moorpark College celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Welcome! Moorpark College Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Moorpark College Celebrates Native American Heritage Month. 

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LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT We acknowledge Moorpark College occupies the unceded traditional land of the Chumash people who have stewarded it throughout generations. As we honor the Chumash people with gratitude, we commit to learning how we may be better stewards of this land we inhabit as well. We seek to build relationships with the Chumash community through academic pursuits, partnerships, historical recognitions and community service as these relationships are foundational for inclusive and equitable education and community engagement.

Campus Events

Check the Multicultural Day page to register for the events. 

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JOIN US FOR AN EVENT ON CAMPUS WITH FACE PAINTERS, ALTAR & MORE Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 10:00AM-1:00PM in the MC Quad

Please join us in honor of culture, life and to honor those who have passed on by bringing a memento to add to the Día De Los Muertos altar on the MC Quad stage. 
Ethnic Studies professor Arturo Zepeda will discuss the significance of the day for modern day Mexicans and indigenous cultures. We will have face painters creating traditional designs and our art students will have a table with art activities!

Don Jose Ruiz

Wednesday November 16
1:00-2:30pm. in the MC Forum.
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Like his father, Author Don Miguel Ruiz, Don Jose Ruiz provides new insights with ancient wisdom, don Jose Ruiz is dedicating his life to sharing the ancient Toltec wisdom by translating it into practical, everyday life concepts that promote transformation through truth, love and common sense. don Jose teaches and lectures across the United States and around the world: Power Journeys to the pyramids of Teotihuacan, Palenque, Tulum and Coba; workshops with guest don Miguel or other teachers at Omega ­NY, Austin, and Vancouver.

Don Jose Ruiz has now collaborated with his father don Miguel Ruiz on a new book that offers a fresh perspective on the Four Agreements, and a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven: The Fifth Agreement.

The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity we were born with. In this compelling sequel to The Four Agreements, we are reminded of the greatest gift we can give ourselves: the freedom to be who we really are.

One of don Jose’s newest passions is his band Circle of Shadows. The Circle of Shadows is a collective of artists that formed in 2008, inspired by the dream of different voices coming together to share a common message of truth. Although geographically dispersed, the various members of the collective gather to create, record and tour. In 2009, the group released their first studio album, don Jose Ruiz and The Circle of Shadows, a CD combining music with inspiring words and original artwork. The collective currently includes Jose Ruiz (author and Shaman), Greg Beaton (musician, producer and voice actor), Joe Gasparik (musician and producer), Aaron Landman (visual artist and video producer), and Jed Rees (musician, arranger and actor).


About Native American Heritage Month

" What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994."

The Library of Congress - Native American Heritage Month