Nov 13 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Native American Heritage Month Kickoff

Join us as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month with guest Speaker Dr. Stephanie Beaver-Guzman (Hupa/Yurok), and Indian Tacos for the first 100 participants of the event!

Monday, November 13, 2023 from 12:00-1:00pm in the Woodland Community College Community Room, Building 800.

Stephanie’s Bio: 

Dr. Stephanie Beaver-Guzman is an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. She is a mother and a wife, a traditional Mewuk dancer. She is a tenured faculty member at Columbia College where she is a Counselor and Instructor of Ethnic Studies. She is a lecturer at CSU Stanislaus in Ethnic Studies. She earned an Associates Degree in General Education at Woodland Community College, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Human Development from UC Davis, a Masters degree in Counseling from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a Doctorate degree from Stanislaus State in Education, Educational Leadership. Her research focuses on integrating a gender perspective to explore the ways in which Native American Women faculty negotiate their cultural and academic identities within their work at universities. She used Decolonizing Methodologies to understand and represent the lives and stories of her dissertation participants.

Stephanie has been providing academic, educational, career and personal counseling to college students for nine years. She has worked in higher education for over 15 years. She serves many populations, including Native students, current and former foster youth, EOPS/CARE, TRiO, CalWORKs, and low-income and first-generation college students.  Stephanie specializes in program development and community partnerships. During the absence of any formal Ethnic or Native Studies curriculum on the Columbia College campus, she developed and coordinated annual Native American-based lecture series and events for the campus and local community regarding Native American topics.  She coordinated and implemented Native-family specific outreach events. She has provided presentations and professional development trainings regarding foster youth and native students for colleagues’ campus-, county-, state-, and nation-wide.

A consultant for the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Tribal Social Services Department, she helped coordinate and implement a Community Needs Assessment for a grant funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Department of Justice. She assisted in developing programming to engage Native men, boys and community members in the prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Native Communities. She is currently working on a Tobacco Education grant within this same community. She speaks and presents on issues of settler colonialism, diversity and equity throughout the state and country.