THANK YOU from Inter Tribal Sports to the Center!

On behalf of nearly 300 youth, chaperones, and coaches from 15 tribes/tribal organizations, thank you for your assistance with the Inter Tribal Sports outing to the beautiful UCLA campus this past Saturday!  It was a great day and an incredible experience for our youth that would not have been possible without the generosity, time commitment, … Read more

2011 FBA Indian Law Conference

The Indian Law Section of the FBA is pleased to present the 36th Annual Federal Bar Association Indian Law Conference, held in Indian Country for the third year at the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Buffalo Thunder Resort. Featuring a broad array of topics and speakers, this year’s Conference will address “Best Practices and Continuing Challenges in … Read more

President Obama names 3 to Indian Law and Order Commission

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Michael B. Coleman, Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Horace Henry Foxall, Jr., Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Bradford J. White, Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Carole E. … Read more

Professor Hanay Geiogamah and Project HOOP Make the News

American Indian Performing Arts group formed to advocate for visibility and inclusion Concerned over a lack of voice and inclusion a group of prominent American Indian writers, directors and performers has joined together to form two new organizations that will represent, promote and advocate for greater visibility and a stronger presence within the American mainstream … Read more

The Exiles Film Screening Information

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center and the UCLA Hammer Museum presents: THE EXILES A Milestone Film (www.exilesfilm.com) Please RSVP ONLINE HERE by May 24, 2010 THE EXILES chronicles one night in the lives of young American Indian men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Based entirely on interviews with … Read more

40th Anniversary Commemorative Book – Available Now

40th Anniversary Commemorative Book – Available Now (Download PDF) – The story of ethnic studies at UCLA begins in 1969, when a few dozen students, a handful of faculty, and a visionary chancellor laid the cornerstones for UCLA’s ethnic studies centers, turning over first ground for a daunting transformative task. They all clearly recognized the … Read more

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the International Human Rights Framework: A Comfortable Fit?

Event Information Friday, January 22, 2010  ▫  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m Location: School of Law, Room 1430 The UCLA American Indian Studies Center in conjunction with The Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs at UCLA School of Law and The UCLA Tribal Learning Community and Educational Exchange with additional support from the Sanela … Read more

Art, Activism, Access: 40 Years of Ethnic Studies at UCLA

Stacey Ravel Abarbanel, staceyra@arts.ucla.edu For Immediate Use (310) 825-4288 January 13, 2010 Exhibition Explores Ethnic Studies at UCLA over Past Forty Years Art, Activism, Access: 40 Years of Ethnic Studies at UCLA February 28 – June 13, 2010 Opening Day Event: Sunday, February 28, 2010 12–5 pm Family Festival: Art, Activism, Access: 40 Years of … Read more

Linguistics Professor, Chickasaw Elder Win Prestigious Book Prize

Nov 13, 2009 By Kelsey Sharpe UCLA Today: http://www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/linguistics-professor–chickasaw-elder-win-prestigious-book-prize.aspx Pamela Munro, professor of linguistics, and Chickasaw native speaker Catherine Willmond have won the 2010 Bloomfield Book Award for their new book “Let’s Speak Chickasaw, Chikashshanompa’ Kilanompoli.’” The biennial award, presented by the Linguistics Society of America since 1992, recognizes “the volume which makes the most … Read more

Mayor honors AISC

By Elizabeth Kivowitz Boatright-Simon (http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/city-honors-american-indian-studies-111924.aspx) October 30, 2009, UCLA Newsroom Category: Arts & Humanities, Campus News Mayor Honors American Indian Studies Center On Friday, Oct. 30, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council honored the UCLA American Indian Studies Center on the occasion of its 40th anniversary by presenting a proclamation to … Read more