43rd Annual CSULB Pow Wow March 9 & 10, 2013
Come and celebrate forty-four years of American Indian Studies at CSULB
American Indian Studies
Welcome to American Indian Studies at California State University, Long Beach!
American Indian Studies at CSULB is an academic program committed to Indigenous research and scholarship; to create awareness, knowledge, appreciation and respect for the legacy of Native American Peoples everywhere, particularly in the contiguous United States. We offer a minor and Certificate in American Indian Studies that is an excellent preparation for many professional fields:
- General Education and Native American education
- Native-American community-based non-profits
- Tribal, state and federal agencies
- Graduate school, Public Administration, Law School
Our goal is excellence in educating all students, Native and non-Native, and the public about the Native American experience with significant attention to our complex history within the United States and the inter-cultural/inter-tribal heritage of California.
AISES Traditional Plank Canoe Restoration Project
The CSULB American Indian Science and Engineering Student Chapter will be repairing the Moomat Ahiko at CSULB this Spring 2013 semester.
The Moomat Ahiko is a plank canoe that for the past 19 years has provided the Tongva and neighboring First Nations the pride and unity around the Indigenous Maritime culture . Since its conception, the Ti’At has succeeded in a variety of cultural voyages and village hops. Since the participation in the Ti’At Festivals in the island of Pimu (Catalina island), and participation at the Aquarium of the Pacific, International Music Festival, etc., the Moommat Ahiko has proven to be a sea worthy and cultural iconic vessel. Yet along with the uniqueness, the cultural renaissance of the Tongva Nation has been an illumination of the success of the Ti’At and Tongva peoples. And because of this success and past activity, the wear and tear of the Plank Canoe, it is time for repair and continuing of building a crew for future voyages.
Contact Vincent Holguin for more information at: email@example.com
Image of Ti’At by Magallanes and Edwards