[UCLA Newsroom] Native American Heritage Month 2022: Read, watch, listen

Since it was first launched by presidential proclamation in 1990, Native American Heritage Month has been an occasion to celebrate the diverse cultures, histories and traditions of the Indigenous peoples of North America and to recognize their vital contributions to the U.S. and beyond. Newsroom reached out to staff members across campus for their recommendations … Read more

[ABC News] Native American creators pave the way for more Indigenous stories, representation in Hollywood

Native American characters in film and television have long been limited to largely stereotypical portrayals, with opportunities for Indigenous actors and creators few and far between. But in recent years, the industry has seen a proliferation of stories that put Indigenous perspectives front and center, ushering in a new age of Native American representation both … Read more

LASKIN FEST – FILM FESTIVAL

The 16th Annual LA SKINS FEST takes place this November 15th – 20th, 2022 with screenings at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood! The year’s festival will showcase over sixty films and host filmmakers from around the world. Stay tuned for showtimes and tickets. Once again, this year’s festival will offer a week-long series of … Read more

4th Annual Hollywood Pow Wow

The LA SKINS FEST will host the 4th Annual Hollywood Pow Wow at the newly constructed courtyard at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave. The Pow Wow takes place Sunday November 20th, 2022 starting at 9am. The event will feature traditional singing, dancing and youth performances from numerous tribes around the country.

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Keynote Event

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will be visiting UCLA for their 187th Period of Sessions in March 2023. The Commission will conduct a total of seventeen hearings open to the public on human rights cases and issues throughout the Americas. They will also invite community-based organizations and other members of civil society to a … Read more

33rd Annual Thinking Gender Student Research Conference

Thinking Gender is an annual public conference highlighting student research on women, sexuality, and gender across all disciplines and historical periods. CSW has been hosting Thinking Gender since 1991. More details to come. Co-sponsored by UCLA American Indian Studies Center.  

[Times Union] ‘Genius’: Bard professor Sky Hopinka wins MacArthur award

RED HOOK — The MacArthur Foundation described his work as a filmmaker, video artist and photographer as traversing Indigenous histories and contemporary experiences in a way that “not only represents the lives of Indigenous peoples, but incorporates their worldviews into the strategies of representation itself.” Sky Hopinka, an assistant professor at Bard College in Dutchess … Read more

The Forgotten Canopy: Ecology, Ephemeral Architecture, and Imperialism in the Caribbean, South American, and Transatlantic Worlds Conference 3: Imperialism

Conference 3: Imperialism April 14–15, 2023 Critical consideration of the interrelationships between ecologies and ephemeral architectures sets the stage for the theme of the third conference “Imperialism” (April 14-15, 2023) which will address the imperial transformations of the Caribbean and South America and their impact on and entanglement with the larger early modern Atlantic world. … Read more

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:https://forms.gle/q4uXpauiz1KHcoJ99 Zoom: https://bit.ly/3Rc6V6K 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