[Bay Nature] How Indigenous People Got Some Land Back in Oakland

On the surface, Sequoia Point seems like another lovely spot in a Bay Area park, with gnarled oaks, towering old-growth redwoods and a glorious view of the Bay. But this scenic overlook in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park has now acquired new significance, and a new Chochenyo name—Rinihmu Pulte’irekne, meaning “Above the Red Ochre”—because the city … Read more

[Indian Country Today] Citizen Potawatomi Nation launches college language courses

Citizen Potawatomi Nation In recent years, more Native American tribes across the country are building programs to preserve, maintain and revitalize their traditional languages, including Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN). It recently received a federal grant of $82,609 to launch college-level language courses. The grant was awarded under the Administration for Native Americans’ Emergency Native Language … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Ty Coughenour

This December we are highlighting Native Bruin Ty Coughenour (Lummi) class of 2011. Ty Coughenour is an award-winning writer, producer, and director who resides in Seattle, Washington, and is a member of the Lummi tribe. He graduated from UCLA in 2011 Cum Laude as a Gates Millennium Scholar. While at UCLA, he worked at the … Read more

[ABC7] Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians explains why Native sovereignty is multifaceted

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (KABC) — “Our America: Reclaiming Turtle Island”brings to life the July 2022 National Geographic issue cover story, “We Are Here” and the conversation around Native sovereignty and the efforts Indigenous nations and communities are taking to reclaim Turtle Island — a common Indigenous name for North America. The documentary features narration by … Read more

[Daily Bruin] UCLA-hosted conference spotlights Indigenous ecology, ephemeral architecture

UCLA community members are joining scholars across the country to help highlight Indigenous architectural knowledge throughout the American continent in an annual program. The Forgotten Canopy – a series of conferences under The Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies’ Core Program – held its first summit from Nov. 4 through Nov. 5 at the William … Read more

[Daily Bruin] Tosa Two Heart honors Lakota, Native communities through personal fashion brand

Tosa Two Heart is wearing her community’s hearts on her sleeves and is hoping others will too. Alumnus Two Heart is exploring new niches in fashion by incorporating traditional Lakota designs into modern clothes. She said her work amplifies the voices of Native Americans in the exclusionary space of Western fashion through its emphasis on … Read more

[UCLA Newsroom] Native American Heritage Month 2022: Read, watch, listen

Since it was first launched by presidential proclamation in 1990, Native American Heritage Month has been an occasion to celebrate the diverse cultures, histories and traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America and to recognize their vital contributions to the U.S. and beyond. Newsroom reached out to staff members across campus for their recommendations … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Cheryl Ellenwood

This November we are highlighting Native Bruin Cheryl Ellenwood (Nez Perce and Navajo), class of 2010. Cheryl Ellenwood, is a citizen of the Nez Perce Nation and also Navajo. Cheryl is an Assistant Professor at the School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at Washington State University. She is also an affiliate of the Center … Read more

[ABC News] Native American creators pave the way for more Indigenous stories, representation in Hollywood

Native American characters in film and television have long been limited to largely stereotypical portrayals, with opportunities for Indigenous actors and creators few and far between. But in recent years, the industry has seen a proliferation of stories that put Indigenous perspectives front and center, ushering in a new age of Native American representation both … Read more

[Times Union] ‘Genius’: Bard professor Sky Hopinka wins MacArthur award

RED HOOK — The MacArthur Foundation described his work as a filmmaker, video artist and photographer as traversing Indigenous histories and contemporary experiences in a way that “not only represents the lives of Indigenous peoples, but incorporates their worldviews into the strategies of representation itself.” Sky Hopinka, an assistant professor at Bard College in Dutchess … Read more