UCLA American Indian Welcome
Friday, October 2, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Welcome Message from Leadership:
Chokma and Aloha mai kakou! Welcome to the 2020-2021 academic year! American Indian Studies at UCLA is devoted to the study of Indigenous peoples, and as a land grant institution we are committed to directly engaging with and working for the Indigenous peoples of California and beyond. As new and continuing Native and Indigenous students, you are among those we have a particular commitment to serving during your time at UCLA. We invite you to join our Fall virtual welcome to kick off our new year.
Â Â Â Shannon Speed
Â Â Â Director, American Indian Studies Center
Â Â Â Randall Akee
Â Â Â Chair, American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program
The UCLA American Indian Welcome event is a virtual opportunity for American Indian/Native American, Pacific Islander and Indigenous students to identify campus resources and build community. The goals of the event are to welcome Native students to the University and to empower them as they carry out their scholarship at the university. Students who attend will have the opportunity to:
- Meet professors and professional staff who can assist and direct students to various programs, organizations, and funding opportunities.
- Engage with current university students and university alumni to help students adjust and succeed in a new educational environment.
- Develop friendships and support with other new students for the academic year.