UCLA “DISTANT: Centering Indigenous Feminisms in Film”

RSVP: https://distant_uclaaiscfilmfest.eventbrite.com A UCLA American Indian Studies Center Native film festival featuring Keli Mashburn and Elise Paschen Contact: Nancy Marie Mithlo (Fort Sill Chiricahua Apache) Ph.D., Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Department of American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty, World Arts and Cultures/Dance Distant is a film collaboration between photographer and visual artist Keli Mashburn … Read more

IAC Fall Forum

The IAC Fall Forum will be held on Thursday, October 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PST) with forums like “Unsettling Domesticity: Native Women and the SF Bay Area Outing program” and “Peeling Apart Impressions: Investigating the Factors that Influence HBCU and PWI Perception.” Register here:  https://uclaea.zoom.us/webinar/register/8016632589240/WN_5UfejM-lQqKob0DQCAvJmw

[PBS] Analysis: How well-meaning land acknowledgements can erase Indigenous people and sanitize history

Many events these days begin with land acknowledgments: earnest statements acknowledging that activities are taking place, or institutions, businesses and even homes are built, on land previously owned by Indigenous peoples. And many organizations now call on employees to incorporate such statements not only at events but in email signatures, videos, syllabuses and so on. Organizations … Read more

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

California Native American Day

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 – 3:00 – 4:00 PM (PST) CELEBRATING CALIFORNIA INDIAN DAY California Native American Day is celebrated each year on the fourth Friday of September. This state holiday serves not only to recognize tribal people but also to teach about California tribal cultures, histories, and heritage. UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center is delighted … Read more

[Forbes] New Research On Indigenous Students And College Affordability

The National Native Scholarships Providers (NNSP) recently released its first National Study on College Affordability for Indigenous Students. The report, which was funded by Lumina Foundation, found that the main obstacle to completing college for Native students is affordability. The report is the result of a collaboration between the nation’s four Native scholarship providers: the … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Angela Mooney D’Arcy

This September we are highlighting Native Bruin Angela Mooney D’Arcy (Acjachemem), class of 2004, J.D., Concentration in Federal Indian Law and Critical Race Studies. Angela Mooney D’Arcy is Acjachemem. Her Nation’s ancestral homelands include the area also known as Orange County, California. She has been working with Native Nations, Indigenous people, grassroots and nonprofit organizations, … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Judith Kwanami Mitchell

This August we are highlighting Native Bruin Judith Kwanami Mitchell (Quechan), class of 2022. Judith Kwanami Mitchell is Quechan from the Fort Yuma Reservation in Winterhaven, California. She recently graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with a specialization in computing. During her time at UCLA, Judy worked for the American Indian … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Jack M. Tome, Jr.

This July we are highlighting Native Bruin Jack M. Tome, Jr. (Diné), class of 2021. Yá’át’ééh shí éí Jack M. Tome, Jr. yíníshyé’. Táchii’nii nishłį́, Hooghan łáni báshíshchíín, Tó’aheedlíinii dashicheii, Táchii’nii dashinálí. Jack M. Tome, Jr is Diné who was born and raised in Shiprock, New Mexico, where he currently resides. In 2019, Jack received … Read more