[NPR] Best Of: Native Americans Are The Highlight Of This Summer’s TV Slate

It took 30 years for “Dark Winds” to be adapted for television. The Tony Hillerman series revolves around the Navajo Nation and two tribal policemen trying to solve the murder of a Navajo woman. The show has already made history for its predominant Native cast and crew, already cinching up a second season. All episodes … Read more

[UCLA] Mercedes Dorame: Making Art on Tongva Land

Native American Indigenous artist and UCLA alumna Mercedes Dorame will deliver the keynote address at the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture’s 2022 commencement on Saturday, June 11th at 4 p.m. This will be the first commencement ceremony to be held in-person since 2019. Dorame is a member of the Tongva people, and her heritage … Read more

Native Bruin – Past Present and Emerging – James Riding In

Native Bruin - James Riding In.

Native bruin – Past Present and Emerging This May we are highlighting Native Bruin James Riding In (Pawnee), class of 1985 and 1991. James Riding In retired from Arizona State University in May 2021. He received an A.A. degree in general education from Haskell Indian Junior College (now Haskell Indian Nations University, (1974), a baccalaureate … Read more

[Daily Bruin] UCLA plans to open American Indian and Pacific Islander Living Learning Community

UCLA will offer students the opportunity to join a new Living Learning Community focused on the Native American and Pasifika student experience beginning in the fall. Sponsored by both the American Indian Student Association and the Pacific Islands’ Student Association, the American Indian and Pacific Islander LLC will be housed in the west half of … Read more

Counter Mapping Articulates What Is Between – Jim Enote

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Counter Mapping Articulates What Is Betweenhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/counter-mapping-articulates-what-is-between-by-jim-enote-tickets-327659236597 Seminar May 17 | 2:30–3:30pm PST | Kaufman Hall 200 Counter-Mapping Workshop May 18 | 1:00–2:00pm PST | Kaufman Hall 1000 _ We can transcend the boundaries of mapping conventions and share our visions of a righteous world with diverse … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Megan Baker

Native Bruin - Megan Baker

???????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????: ????????????????, ???????????????????????????? & ???????????????????????????????? This April we are highlighting Native Bruin Megan Baker (Choctaw), who received her MA in AIS and will receive her PhD in Anthropology in 2023. Megan Baker is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma who received her MA in American Indian Studies in 2017. Based in Calera, … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Drew Preston

UCLA Native Bruin

???????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????: ????????????????, ???????????????????????????? & ???????????????????????????????????? This March we are highlighting Native Bruin Drew Alan Preston (Navajo), from the class of 2010. Doctor Preston is a Dentist Anesthesiologist who serves the Central and Southern California areas. Dr. Preston graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University … Read more

Native Bruin- Past, Present, & Emerging – Mattie Kamahana Bassey

Mattie Kamahana Bassey Native Bruin - February 2022

This February we are highlighting Native Bruin Mattie Kamahana Bassey.  Mattie Kamahana Bassey graduated from UCLA in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in American Indian Studies. She is Kanaka Maoli and Japanese on her mother’s side and Cherokee, German, Irish, and Scottish on her father’s side. During her time at UCLA, … Read more

Hawai’i Is My Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific

In this Zoom Q&A session, author Nitasha Tamar Sharma will engage in conversation with Prof. Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi (Asian American Studies) and Prof. Kyle Mays (African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and History) about her new book, Hawai’i Is My Haven: Race and Indigeneity in the Black Pacific (Duke UP, 2021). Hawaiʻi Is My Haven maps the context … Read more