[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

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

UCLA Native Bruin

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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

Settler Science and Alien Contact

Join us for a conversation celebrating the publication of AICRJ’s special issue on Settler Science, Alien Contact and Searches for Intelligence. Featuring author interviews by guest editors David Shorter and Kim TallBear, brief talks by contributors, and a creative reading by Kim TallBear, this event will take you “where few settler academics have gone before.” … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Jesse Johnson

Happy New Year! This January we are highlighting Native Bruin Jesse Johnson (Kumeyaay) from the San Pasqual Reservation. Jesse Meswiir Johnson is Kumeyaay from the San Pasqual Reservation and currently a fourth-year student at UCLA majoring in human biology and society. During his time at UCLA, he has served as one of the chairpersons for … 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

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Viki Eagle

This November we are highlighting Native Bruin Viki Eagle, a third-year PhD student in the  Department of Anthropology, from the Sicangu Lakota Nation.  Viki Eagle identifies as Sicangu Lakota and half Japanese, from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Ute lands known as Denver, CO. Her current sub-fields are in Sociocultural Anthropology and in the American Indian … Read more