United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership approves six country projects and one regional program to advance indigenous peoples’ rights

An Information Update The United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP) held its second Policy Board meeting in New York on 27-28 October 2011 to review and approve proposals for UN country programs designed in partnership with indigenous peoples. The Board saw the active participation of indigenous expert members Raja Devasish Roy (Co-Chair of UNIPP and Member … Read more

UCLA American Indian Studies alumnus, Amanda Burke, successfully argues Pascua Yaqui Tribe Case

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld tribal courts’ consecutive sentencing authority to impose up to a one-year term of imprisonment for each discrete criminal violation committed by offenders in their jurisdictions. The American Indian Studies Center would like to highlight the efforts of one alumna who helped make this legal milestone possible. Amanda … Read more

United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership makes key decisions at its inaugural Policy Board Meeting

(GENEVA) – The first global inter-agency initiative to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples concluded its inaugural Policy Board meeting today. The United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership is a commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and calls for its full realisation through the mobilisation of financial and technical assistance. … Read more

AISC Launches Collaborative Research Institute with the U.S. Indian Law and Order Commission

UCLA Institute on Criminal Law in Indian Country The UCLA American Indian Studies Center is delighted to announce the launch of Partners for Justice: UCLA Institute on Criminal Law in Indian Country. Partners for Justice is a research initiative designed to support the work of the United States Indian Law and Order Commission (ILOC), which … Read more

Appointment of Carole E. Goldberg as Vice Chancellor – Academic Personnel

To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty and Vice Chancellors Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Carole E. Goldberg as Vice Chancellor – Academic Personnel, effective July 1, 2011. A member of the UCLA School of Law faculty for nearly four decades, Carole is the Jonathan D. Varat Distinguished Professor … Read more

UCLA Spring 2011 – Indigenous Sovereignty in Imperial Times

Spring 2011 ▪ American Indian Studies 187.1/201.1 Thursdays 2:00-4:50 ▪ Public Affairs #1278 Joanne Barker (Lenape [Delaware Tribe of Indians]) Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, San Francisco State University Visiting Scholar, Institute of American Cultures, American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles This seminar will provide a place for students to think through those … Read more

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

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

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