Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Maya Rose Dittloff

This January 2023 we are highlighting Native Bruin Maya Rose Dittloff (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Blackfeet) class of 2019. Maya Rose Dittloff (ǔkkayǔ”kwīyinnimǎakii/Many Pipes Woman) is a queer Mandan, Hidatsa, and Blackfeet writer, director, and producer. A graduate of the School of Theater, Film, and Television with a concentration in screenwriting and cinematography in 2019. Maya … Read more

[Bay Nature] How Indigenous People Got Some Land Back in Oakland

On the surface, Sequoia Point seems like another lovely spot in a Bay Area park, with gnarled oaks, towering old-growth redwoods and a glorious view of the Bay. But this scenic overlook in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park has now acquired new significance, and a new Chochenyo name—Rinihmu Pulte’irekne, meaning “Above the Red Ochre”—because the city … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Ty Coughenour

This December we are highlighting Native Bruin Ty Coughenour (Lummi) class of 2011. Ty Coughenour is an award-winning writer, producer, and director who resides in Seattle, Washington, and is a member of the Lummi tribe. He graduated from UCLA in 2011 Cum Laude as a Gates Millennium Scholar. While at UCLA, he worked at the … Read more

[Daily Bruin] UCLA-hosted conference spotlights Indigenous ecology, ephemeral architecture

UCLA community members are joining scholars across the country to help highlight Indigenous architectural knowledge throughout the American continent in an annual program. The Forgotten Canopy – a series of conferences under The Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies’ Core Program – held its first summit from Nov. 4 through Nov. 5 at the William … Read more

[Daily Bruin] Tosa Two Heart honors Lakota, Native communities through personal fashion brand

Tosa Two Heart is wearing her community’s hearts on her sleeves and is hoping others will too. Alumnus Two Heart is exploring new niches in fashion by incorporating traditional Lakota designs into modern clothes. She said her work amplifies the voices of Native Americans in the exclusionary space of Western fashion through its emphasis on … Read more

[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

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

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.  

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

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