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Indigenous Peoples Caucus Vision Statement and Term / Election Outline

Voted on and passed unanimously by the Indigenous Peoples Caucus members at the CFA 87th Assembly • Presented to the CFA Board of Directors on April 13, 2018 • V4.13.18

Vision Statement

The Mission of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus is to advocate for and legitimatize a place for the full recognition of the diversity represented by Indigenous Peoples in the California State University (CSU) system. The Indigenous Peoples Caucus seeks to mobilize CFA support of Native Nations and Indigenous Sovereignty, and acknowledge Indigenous rights to land, water and life. The Indigenous Peoples Caucus works to raise awareness of the diverse histories of Native peoples in California, especially through the Mission system, genocide era, and 20th century struggles, as well as about the diverse urban and relocated populations in California.

The Indigenous Peoples Caucus recognizes that California State University’s are built upon Indigenous land and Indigenous sacred sites. The Indigenous Peoples Caucus embraces outreach and advocacy to address and effectively resolve issues facing Indigenous faculty, students and fosters scholarship in issues relating to Indigenous life both on and off campus, and works to build bridges across California Faculty Association (CFA) Caucuses that support systems of equity and social justice.

Structure of Indigenous Peoples Caucus Chairs Tenure and Elections

Indigenous Peoples Caucus Co-Chairs (2) are elected in even numbered years by 50% plus one majority vote by the attending Indigenous Peoples Caucus members (whether in person, by email or phone conference vote) at the CFA Fall Assembly.

Indigenous Peoples Caucus chair terms of service are two calendar years from the date of election. Indigenous Peoples Caucus chairs can serve as co-chair for no more than three (3) terms. If an Indigenous Peoples Caucus chair must step down, a vote to fill the vacated position will occur as soon as possible by Indigenous Peoples Caucus members following the vacancy of the position. If a replacement co-chair is elected they will serve out the remainder of the two-year term. The replacement co-chair may run for additional terms based on the procedures outlined above.