Special Announcement of the Establishment of a Cultural Resources Scholarship for Students in California
Pukúu Cultural Community Services (Pukúu) and the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (the Tribe) and are grateful to announce that FivePoint™ has made a generous contribution of $5,000 as initial funding to establish a new scholarship entitled, “The Caitlin Gulley Memorial Scholarship Fund.”
“We would like to recognize Caitlin Gulley, who was a key member of the Fernandeño Tataviam tribal historic and cultural resources preservation team. We are saddened by her loss, as she was also a major contributor and led major consultation and monitoring efforts for us on the recent Newhall Ranch projects” – Donald L. Kimball, FivePoint.
Caitlin Gulley, a graduate of University of California Los Angeles, began her journey with the Tribe in 2014 as a Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation officer. She was instrumental in defending and preserving the cultural resources of a non-federally recognized tribe and became determined to further her education in law due to the legal aspects intertwined with the practice of cultural resources protection. The Tribe treasured her as a family member beyond the organizational structure of the Tribal Historic and Cultural Preservation department and the Tribal Administrative Office.
Both FivePoint and the Tribe recognize her immense contributions to the field. Through Pukúu, we are excited to provide the ability for any student in the field of cultural resources studies to become a defender of tribal cultural resources.
We will forever miss a crucial ally to Indian Country and committed partner in the field of preservation. Through this scholarship, we can celebrate the life and legacy of our beloved Caitlin Gulley.Caitlin Gulley Memorial Scholarship