My Grandfather’s Altar

Richard Moves Camp, in conversation with the editor and producer of his book My Grandfather’s Altar: Five Generations of Lakota Holy Men, shares stories from this oral-literary narrative account of five generations of Lakota religious tradition. Moves Camp is the great-great-grandson of Wóptuȟ’a (“Chips”), the holy man remembered for providing Crazy Horse with war medicines of power and … Read more

LA Social Science Book Series About Incarcerated Indigenous Women Migrants with Professor Shannon Speed

UCLA Professor Shannon Speed‘s new book, Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State, examines the myriad forms of violence that Indigenous women from the Americas face. Dr. Speed, UCLA American Indian Studies Center Director and Gender Studies and Anthropology Professor, characterizes the structural violence these women endure as “neoliberal multicriminalism” where … Read more

Director Shannon Speed’s Incarcerated Stories named one of CHOICE’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2020!

Congratulations to Director Shannon Speed whose recent book, Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State, was named one of CHOICE’s Outsanding Academic Titles for 2020! Every year in the December issue, in print and online, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. … Read more

Director Shannon Speed’s Forthcoming Edited Volume, Indigenous Women and Violence Feminist Activist Research in Heightened States of Injustice

INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND VIOLENCE FEMINIST ACTIVIST RESEARCH IN HEIGHTENED STATES OF INJUSTICE EDITED BY LYNN STEPHEN AND SHANNON SPEED How Indigenous women experience and resist systemic violence Indigenous Women and Violence offers an intimate view of how settler colonialism and other structural forms of power and inequality created accumulated violences in the lives of Indigenous … Read more

Professor Nancy Marie Mithlo’s New Book, “Making History IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts” Released

Congratulations to Professor Nancy Marie Mithlo who just recently released a new book, “Making History IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts” (UNM Press)! NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release     Contact: Eric Davis, Marketing & Communications Director 505.424.2351 or For press images contact: Sallie Wesaw 505.428.5908 or Institute of American Indian Arts IAIA … Read more

Professor Mishuana Goeman’s New Book Featured on UCLA Today

By Razmig Sarkissian March 8, 2013 Mishuana Goeman, assistant professor of gender studies, has written a new book, “Mark My Words: Native Women (Re)mapping Our Nations.” The book examines the role of 20th-century native women’s literature in remapping settler geographies. “Mark My Words” traces settler colonialism as an enduring form of gendered spatial violence, demonstrating … Read more