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Cherokee Nation History Course at UCLA

Saturday & Sunday, November 19 – 20, 2016
9 AM – 6 PM
Haines Hall A25

FREE for UCLA students, staff, and faculty!

Join Cherokee Nation citizens in the Los Angeles area, students, and others in exploring a complex and fascinating tribal history. This course has been awarded by Harvard’s “Honoring Nations” program for tribal initiatives that support the understanding and expansion of tribal sovereignty. Covering legal, governmental, social, and cultural aspects of the history, the Cherokee Nation History Course is a well-rounded view of this story as understood by Cherokees themselves.

Developed by former Principal Chief Chad Smith and expanded and taught by Dr. Julia Coates, an ethnohistorian and anthropologist who is a former member of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, the course has received accolades from the more than 10,000 tribal citizens, museum officials, university students and professors, and tribal employees and elected officials who have participated in it. Many Cherokees have described it as “life changing.”

This offering is co-sponsored by the Cherokee PINS Project: Education for Sovereignty, a non-profit dedicated to tribal civic education and engagement, the American Indian Studies Center at UCLA, and Tsa-La-Gi LA, the Cherokee Nation’s official satellite organization in Los Angeles.


For more information and for UCLA personnel to register contact cherokeepinsproject@gmail.com
For non-UCLA personnel to register, go to

Co-sponsored by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center

UCLA is a tobacco-free campus. All-day parking ($12) and short-term parking (payable at pay stations) are available in Lots 2, 3, and 4 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).


Nov 19 - 20 2016


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Haines Hall


Cherokee PINS Project: Education for Sovereignty