California Native American Day

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 – 3:00 – 4:00 PM (PST) CELEBRATING CALIFORNIA INDIAN DAY California Native American Day is celebrated each year on the fourth Friday of September. This state holiday serves not only to recognize tribal people but also to teach about California tribal cultures, histories, and heritage. UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center is delighted … Read more

Working with Indigenous Communities for 3D Digitization and Replication of Cultural Heritage Items.

Working with Indigenous Communities for 3D Digitization and Replication of Cultural Heritage Items: R. Eric Hollinger, Ph.D., Tribal Liaison, Repatriation Program, Smithsonian Institution 3D digitization and replication of cultural objects is an emerging domain for museums and Indigenous communities working together to explore shared interests. The Smithsonian Institution, led by the National Museum of Natural … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Angela Mooney D’Arcy

This September we are highlighting Native Bruin Angela Mooney D’Arcy (Acjachemem), class of 2004, J.D., Concentration in Federal Indian Law and Critical Race Studies. Angela Mooney D’Arcy is Acjachemem. Her Nation’s ancestral homelands include the area also known as Orange County, California. She has been working with Native Nations, Indigenous people, grassroots and nonprofit organizations, … Read more

Thank You, Judith!

After ten years serving as AICRJ’s Senior Editor nonpareil, Judith DeTar (PhD 2012, USC) retired from her position July 1st. As a copyeditor, Judith was the consummate professional: editing authors’ work with an expert ear for maintaining the author’s voice, an expert eye for correcting typos and refining awkward phrasing, and an analytical focus on … Read more

Announcing the Native American and Pacific Islander Bruins Rising Initiative

From the Office of the Chancellor Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost What you need to know: New initiative will include efforts to diversify and support our students, faculty and staff Commitments include new faculty FTE, support for post-doctoral and graduate fellowships Dear Bruin Community: This past April, the University of California announced … Read more

[UCLA] Mercedes Dorame: Making Art on Tongva Land

Native American Indigenous artist and UCLA alumna Mercedes Dorame will deliver the keynote address at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture’s 2022 commencement on Saturday, June 11th at 4 p.m. This will be the first commencement ceremony to be held in-person since 2019. Dorame is a member of the Tongva people, and her heritage … Read more

[Daily Bruin] UCLA plans to open American Indian and Pacific Islander Living Learning Community

UCLA will offer students the opportunity to join a new Living Learning Community focused on the Native American and Pasifika student experience beginning in the fall. Sponsored by both the American Indian Student Association and the Pacific Islands’ Student Association, the American Indian and Pacific Islander LLC will be housed in the west half of … Read more

UC Native American Opportunity Plan

As part of the University of California’s commitment to recognizing historical wrongs endured by Native Americans, including the appropriation of Indigenous lands, in the Fall of 2022 the UC System is introducing the UC Native American Opportunity Plan. Through this program, Native American students who are California residents and who are members of a federally-recognized … Read more