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Ti’at Restoration Update

April 28th, 2014

This summer we will be moving the Ti’at to CSULB and CSULB Students will be able to participate repairing the Ti’at and learning more about the meaning and significance of this ocean going canoe during the Fall semester of 2014.
Contact Vincent Holguin for more information at: business238@yahoo.com
In the Spring of 2014, Marcus Lopez (Chumash) kicked off [...]

Over 200 Attend Lecture by Artist Edgar Heap of Birds

March 22nd, 2014

Over 200 attend the lecture of internationally acclaimed artist, Edgar Heap of Birds. The lecture about his work took place onTuesday, April 15, at 7:00 pm at the William Link Theater (UT-108) Followed by a book signing of Heap of Birds’ book from the 2007 Venice Biennial including a DVD.
 Link to Video of his California/Tongva  Native Hosts / [...]

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.     [...]

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 [...]

Tiat Restoration Project Update In The News

January 9th, 2014

The Tiat Restoration Project was featured in a recent Orange County Register Article.
Link to Orange County Register Article.

Image of Ti’At by Magallanes and Edwards
About the Photographers
Student Chapter Tiat Restoration Project featured in Spring 2013 issue of Winds of Change Magazine

The CSULB American Indian Science and Engineering Student Chapter will be repairing the Moomat Ahiko at CSULB this [...]

American Indian Student Council 36th AILOTT Conference

November 9th, 2013

Congratulations to the American Indian Student Council for the 36th AILOTT Conference! 
The American Indian Leaders of Today and Tomorrow Higher Education and Career Conference was held this past Saturday attracting American Indian students from as far away as Santa Ynez and Tule River.  The morning sessions focused on academic skills, becoming an American Indian Leader of [...]

Forty-Five Years of American Indian Studies at CSULB

November 9th, 2013

Forty-Five Years of American Indian Studies at CSULB
Founded in 1968, the American Indian Studies Program will celebrate forty-five years as an independent program at CSULB in 2014.  Located on the ancient village site of Puvungna and listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Sacred Site and the birthplace of an Indigenous Religion, CSULB is [...]