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

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Jessica Fremland

Jessica Fremland

This December we are highlighting Native Bruin Jessica Fremland, from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Nation. Jessica Fremland (she/her/hers) is Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota currently living on Kumeyaay land in what is often referred to as San Diego, California. She obtained her BA from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in American Indian Studies and a Master’s Degree in Sociology from … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Viki Eagle

This November we are highlighting Native Bruin Viki Eagle, a third-year PhD student in the  Department of Anthropology, from the Sicangu Lakota Nation.  Viki Eagle identifies as Sicangu Lakota and half Japanese, from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Ute lands known as Denver, CO. Her current sub-fields are in Sociocultural Anthropology and in the American Indian … Read more

Vision Media Maker: Films Featuring Urban Indians & Cutting Edge Indigenous Animation Coming to PBS

Urban Rez explores the lasting legacy of the relocation policies that encouraged Native Americans to leave their homelands and relocate to urban areas across the country. From award-winning producer Lisa D. Olken and director Larry T. Pourier (Lakota), the film features personal stories from multiple tribal perspectives with both urban- and reservation-based views. Read more… … Read more