Indigenous Peoples Education Association

IPEA was created in 2017 to support students of any indigenous heritage to maintain or develop a healthy college community, in order to achieve equal access to academic and career success.

Our members include faculty, staff, administrators, and community members who are committed to working with students toward their educational, career and personal goals.

Calls to Action

  • Support students through student club, Student Education Plans, Gatherings, Campus Events, Scholarships, Graduation Ceremony, etc.
  • Continue relationship and dialogue with local tribes.
  • Support classes with indigenous themes. 
  • Boost Ohlone Recognition across campus:
    • Recognition of People and Land
    • Rename buildings and areas to honor local Indigenous peoples
    • Include Indigenous Artwork
    • Invite Indigenous practice and ways of knowing 
  • Include indigenous students, staff, and faculty in decision-making meetings. 
  • When we cannot be at every conversation, keep indigenous people in the narrative. 


These are some of the events we facilitate or participate in:

  • Earth Week & Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Film Festivals
  • Student Gatherings

How to Join

Simply join in at the meetings and all are welcome.


We meet twice a semester and we're currently working on the fall schedule, so come back to check again.

Agenda and Minutes


Contact Us

Veronica Martinez
Enrolled Amah-Mutsun Tribal member
Communication Studies Professor and IPEA Coordinator

Elsa Saenz, LCSW
Counselor and Coordinator