Native Bruin: Past, Present & Future – Matthew de Lira

This October we are highlighting Native Bruin Matthew de Lira Class of 2007 and Class of 2011. Matt started college at Chapman University in Orange, California. There he took American Indian history, anthropology, film, and sociology classes under Professor Paul Apodaca (a Native Bruin, UCLA Ph.D.) Matt then transferred to UCLA and graduated with the … Read more

UCLA American Indian Welcome

UCLA Native Bruins Welcome Event

Location: UCLA James West Alumni Center Description: Welcome back to Campus, Native Bruins! The UCLA American Indian Studies Center and American Indian Studies Department will be hosting a welcome event for all American Indian students at UCLA.  This is a great opportunity to meet other students, and meet Native organizations along with American Indian faculty … Read more

Congratulations to the UCLA Native Bruins Class of 2023!

Congratulations to the UCLA Native Bruins Class of 2023! The Students from AISA did an amazing job putting the graduation together along with inviting the 1st Native American California State Representative, Assemblymember James C. Ramos from the San Manuel Indian tribe to lead the graduates with an amazing commencement speech followed by an honor song. … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Lorenzo Begay (Navajo/Mexican)

This APRIL 2023 we are highlighting Native Bruin Lorenzo Begay Navajo/Mexican class of 2010 Lorenzo Begay is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at California State University, Chico where he teaches nursing foundational concepts of pharmacology, clinical judgment, patient-centered care, and clinical practice. He graduated from UCLA in 2010 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a … 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

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