Native Bruin Highlight: Pat, Present & Emerging -David Montoya

David Montoya

This December we are highlighting Native Bruin David Montoya (Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo), Class of 2009 – Juris Doctorate, Masters American Indian Studies.  David Montoya is an enrolled member of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and has been serving Indian Country as an attorney and consultant for over 10 years. David graduated from UCLA School of Law’s … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Aiko Little

This MARCH 2023 we are highlighting Native Bruin Aiko Little (Oglala Lakota) class of 2020. Aiko Little is a Native American (Oglala Lakota) & Filipina writer, actor, and Vice Chair of the WGA’s Native American Indigenous Writer’s Committee. Aiko was recently staffed on GET IT for Amazon – an upcoming Native American series set in … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Eric Morrison

This FEBRUARY 2023 we are highlighting Native Bruin Eric Morrison from the Tlingit tribe, the first group of native students to attend UCLA in 1968. Eric (Tlingit name Koon’esh) Morrison has served as executive director of the Salamatof Tribe in Alaska since 2017. He has also served on the National Tribal Water Council for 20 … Read more

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