The Forgotten Canopy: Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism in the Caribbean, South American, and Transatlantic Worlds Conference 2: Ephemeral Architecture

Stella Nair, associate professor of art history and core faculty member of the Cotsen Institute, is co-organizer of “The Forgotten Canopy: Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism in the Circum-Caribbean and Trans-Atlantic World,” together with Paul Niell of Florida State University. This project comprises three conferences at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, which is affiliated with UCLA, … Read more

La resistencia de los pueblos indígenas en contextos urbanos: El caso de Colombia

This event is in Spanish. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 4 PM PST Bunche Hall 10383 In-person and Zoom: RSVP para atender en persona: Zoom: En septiembre de 2021, representantes de quince pueblos indígenas se instalaron en el Parque Nacional de Bogotá, uno de los espacios públicos más emblemáticos de Colombia. Las comunidades exigían un … Read more

UCLA “DISTANT: Centering Indigenous Feminisms in Film”

RSVP: A UCLA American Indian Studies Center Native film festival featuring Keli Mashburn and Elise Paschen Contact: Nancy Marie Mithlo (Fort Sill Chiricahua Apache) Ph.D., Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Department of American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty, World Arts and Cultures/Dance Distant is a film collaboration between photographer and visual artist Keli Mashburn … Read more

IAC Fall Forum

The IAC Fall Forum will be held on Thursday, October 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PST) with forums like “Unsettling Domesticity: Native Women and the SF Bay Area Outing program” and “Peeling Apart Impressions: Investigating the Factors that Influence HBCU and PWI Perception.” Register here:

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Cheyenne Suzukawa

This October we are highlighting Native Bruin Cheyenne Suzukawa (Oglala Lakota), class of 2021 Cheyenne Suzukawa is a UCLA graduate who earned a BA in American Indian Studies in 2021. Cheyenne, who is Oglala Lakota, is currently working as a Realty Assistant at the Pacific Regional Office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Born and … Read more

UCLA American Indian Welcome Event

Welcome back to campus! The UCLA American Indian Studies Center will be hosting a welcome event for American Indian Students. “We’ll have food and you’ll meet the other students on campus as American Indian faculty and staff!” RSVP here:

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