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Archive for 2014



Artist Edgar Heap of Birds to Speak . April 15 at 7:00 pm . William Link Theater (UT-108)

March 22nd, 2014

Internationally acclaimed artist, Edgar Heap of Birds, will lecture about his work on
Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 pm in the William Link Theater (UT-108).
Book Signing: Heap of Birds’ book from the 2007 Venice Biennial including a DVD will be available for purchase and a book singing will take place immediately following the lecture.
 Link to Video of his California/Tongva [...]

Very Sad News

 
Dr. Troy Johnson 
It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of CSULB Professor Emeritus, Dr. Troy Johnson.  During his tenure at CSULB, Dr. Johnson was the Director of the American Indian Studies Program (1994 -2013), Chair of Anthropology (2006-2007) and a Professor of History.  Dr. Johnson was most well known for his [...]

44th Annual CSULB Pow Wow at Puvungna

March 11th, 2014

Artist Chris Diaz presented Interim President Don Para with a carved paddle on Saturday afternoon at the  44th annual Pow Wow.  Chris was asked by the American Indian Community at CSULB to create an artwork to honor CSULB Interim President Don Para for his continued support of the American Indian Community at CSULB.     [...]

44 Annual Pow Wow March 8 & 9

March 2nd, 2014

44th Annual Pow Wow

Shannon Keller O’Loughlin to Guest Lecture at CSULB on Wednesday, February 19, at 3:30 pm in PH1-140

February 14th, 2014

What Can You Do With A Degree in American Indian Studies?
Shannon Keller O’Loughlin will guest lecture on Wednesday, February 19, at 3:30 pm in PH1-140
Shannon will discuss her path to the National NAGPRA Committee and insights about the NAGPRA process that are explored in her book chapter Moving Forward from the Last Twenty Years: Finding a New Balance [...]

Congratulations on the 16th Annual Pilgrimage

January 26th, 2014

Congratulations on the 16th Annual Pilgrimage
Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers on another successful 16th Annual Sacred Sites Pilgrimage to Puvungna.  See Map

Ferrah Ferris Awarded NASW Birdwoman Scholarship

January 21st, 2014

Congratulations to Farrah Ferris, Senior BSW student at CSULB who has been selected as one of NASW California Chapter’s first Native American Birdwoman Scholars.   She has the distinction of being the only recipient in the Greater Los Angeles area. Ms. Ferris was kind enough take time to discuss what the scholarship, Social Work and her connection to [...]

Take an American Indian Law Course from an American Indian Superior Court Judge

January 21st, 2014

Students at CSULB now have the opportunity to take the writing intensive capstone course, AIS 485, American Indians and the Law from Judge Deborah Sanchez. Judge Sanchez recently joined the faculty of the American Indian Studies Program to teach American Indian Law.  Judge Sanchez is an active tribal leader as well as a Superior Court [...]

New Minor in Native American Cultures!

January 21st, 2014

New Minor in Native American Cultures!
We Are Changing
The American Indian Studies Program has established an ongoing partnership with Anthropology and other Departments to offer a revised 18 unit minor in Native American Cultures for students in majors leading to professions that impact the lives of American Indian People.  Soon students will be able to earn a minor [...]

Measure What You Value

January 17th, 2014

When Chancellor Timothy P. White visited CSULB last semester, he suggested that you should not automatically value what you have been asked to measure but that you should “measure what you value.”  Inspired by the Chancellor’s idea, to “measure what you value” we are asking all American Indian Studies Alumni to contact us and share what you have [...]