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OCTOBER 2011 University of San Diego Honors Patricia Dixon by Roy Cook
Miyeau. In celebration of California Indian Day the University of San Diego honored Ms. Patricia Dixon, Luiseno from Pauma Band on September 22 from 5-7 pm in the University Center, Forum B. She is a USD alumna, scholar, College educator, Tribal community active voice and learning innovator. Welcome remarks by Dr. Carlton Floyd, Associate Provost and Dr. Carmen Vazquez, VP of Student Affairs. Patricia Dixon is intro- duced by Dr. May Fu and Perse Hooper, Tribal liaison.
Patricia began with a slide show of rel- atives and early life on the Pauma Reservation. She spoke from her heart to a packed room of life-long friends, family and supportive colleagues. She reviewed the past 40 years of the American Indian program at Palomar College. I was hon- ored to teach my first college course on the Pala reservation in the Mission class-
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rooms under the auspices of Palomar College in 1971. Many in the room were my students. Patricia many times accompanied her Mother, Lorena to the California Indian Education Association meet- ings. She looked real cute zip- ping around in her Porsche roadster.
She has championed tribal rights on many levels and sought for a practical way to help preserve the Luiseño lan- guage for future generations. As the Education Committee Chair of the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians she was able to have the Pauma Band of Luiseno award $50,000 to Palomar College’s American Indian Studies Department and the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC).
Michelle Jacob, Patricia Dixon, Perese Hooper and May Fu celebrate Patricia Dixon's honoring at University of San Diego.
She recognized her Diegueno relations attending this evening and called upon Stan Rodguiez, Ipai, to sing Tipai songs and provided a prayer for the evening. Along with many beautiful bouquets of flowers she was honored and awarded
The G2E Gaming Expo
It was an exciting networking extravaganza for all networking entrepreneurs
by Rose Davis
This Gaming venue brought out hoards of the high level business minds and pur- veyors of chance San Diego was well rep- resented by the Sycuan Gaming Commission who mingled with the more than 425 companies representing over 70 international exhibitors from 25 different countries. Ernie Stevens, Jr. kicked things off in a positive direction while delivering opening remarks at he National Indian Gaming Association. He then honored Queenette M. Pettiford Chairwoman Sycuan Gaming Commission and presented her with a necklace and earrings, pointing out her outstanding performance as well as being the youngest Chairwoman. Ms Pettiford states "I am greatly honored by the lovely gift that I received from NIGA and the unexpected appreciation."
The G2E Gaming Expo is held annual- ly in Las Vegas Oct 4-7 was an elegant and
flamboyant display of what amounted to a week of industry professionals coming out to support each other in the gaming capi- tal of the world. In addition to the main show room floor exhibits, various thought-provoking seminars and panels took place, including the State of the Industry address that featured for the first time an all-women gaming panel.
They discussed the trends driving the industry forward and how to use innovation and tech- nology to meet the challenges that lie ahead, including global expansion, the replacement cycle and operations develop- ments. In conjunction with a new initiative by the American Gaming Association to increase the participation of women in the industry, the panel also will discussed the role of women in gaming. Moderated by Judy Patterson, Senior Vice President & Executive Director of the American Gaming Association (AGA). The panel will include
with a Pendleton wool storytellers blan- ket by Michelle Jacob, Yakima and Teresa Gregor from Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno.
She was further honored by the SEE Patricia Dixon, page 3
Jan L. Jones, Senior Vice President, Communications & Government Relations, Caesars Entertainment Corporation; Virginia McDowell, President & CEO, Isle of Capri Casinos; Patti Hart, CEO, International Game Technology (IGT); Sheila Morago, Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association; Akiko Takahashi, Executive Vice President,Melco Crown Entertainment.
Judith Meeks, Receptionist, Queenette M. Pettiford Chairwoman, Rose Montero Executive Administrator
photo: BC Lum
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