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Art 440/540 Course Public Art & Ti’at Restoration

November 21st, 2014

Students Have Opportunity to Work on Tiat Restoration in Art Course
Students will have the opportunity to work on the Tiat as part of the Art and Public Places Course in the School of Art.  Students interested in Art 440 / Art 540 spring 2015 should contact Craig Stone at
This courses will be co-taught by [...]

American Indian Music Featured

November 18th, 2014

The CSULB World Music Society will host a presentation of American Indian Music featuring a Chumash song presentation by John Moreno and Plains Indian music by the CSULB Community Drum.  Community Drum songs will include compositions composed specifically for CSULB Students, Alumni and the CSULB American Indian Community.

38th Annual AILOTT Conference

November 6th, 2014

The campus community is invited to attend the keynote presentations during the American Indian Student Council’s Annual AILOTT Conference on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11:25 to 12:30 in the College of Business Administration CBA – 140.
Michelle Rajehia is the author of  Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film (University of Nebraska [...]

“Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement” – A lecture by Dr. Andrea Smith

September 1st, 2014

 ”Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement” – A lecture by Dr. Andrea Smith
Dr. Andrea Smith is an Associate Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. She is the author of two books - Native Americans and the Christian Right, and Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide. Dr. Smith is the editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex, and co-editor of The Color of Violence, [...]

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.     [...]

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 [...]