Monday, June 28, 2021

Gavin Newsom Appoint Unenrolled Pechanga Descendant To State Commission on Women and Girls


Dr. Joely Proudfit (Luiseño), 52, of Carlsbad, has been appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

Proudfit has been Department Chair of American Indian Studies and Director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at California State University, San Marcos since 2008.

 Proudfit is a member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, board chair for Vision Maker Media and a board member of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and California Indian Education for All. She is secretary/treasurer of the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center.

She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science and American Indian public policy and a Master of Public Administration degree from Northern Arizona University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Proudfit is a Democrat, but NOT a Pechanga Tribal Member.

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