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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 [...]

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 [...]

Take an AIS Course and Become a Pow Wow Volunteer

December 2nd, 2013

Become a Volunteer for CSULB’s Largest Student Sponsored Event

This Spring Semester over 6,000 people will come to CSULB to enjoy the largest and one of the oldest student sponsored event at CSULB — the 44th Annual CSULB Pow Wow. Meet new people, learn about the deeper meaning of American Indian Culture and get involved at CSULB.
Note: Student volunteer positions [...]

Thanksgiving Podcast AIS Faculty Members Georgiana Sanchez & Larry Smith

November 26th, 2013

AIS Faculty Georgiana Sanchez & Larry Smith are featured on KPFK’s American Indian Airwaves Thanksgiving Podcast.
Larry Smith and Georgiana Sanchez engage the myth and meanings of Thanksgiving with poetry, storytelling and conversation.
Thanksgiving Podcast

Generations of Mentoring

November 22nd, 2013

When American Indian Studies was founded in 1968, mentoring students was understood as essential and many of the current American Indian Studies faculty and staff have been part of the formal and informal network of mentoring that takes place at CSULB. This same spirt of mentoring guides the student leaders in the American Indian Student [...]

American Indian Studies Alumna and College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Graduate Shannon Keller O’Loughlin (Choctaw), appointed to the National NAGPRA Committee

November 21st, 2013

A graduate of CSULB with a Bachelors in American Indian Studies, Shannon was the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Liberal Arts in 1997. During the graduation ceremony Shannon wore her traditional tribal regalia to accept the award as the CSULB Community Drum sang the CSULB Student and Alumni Songs to honor her achievement. Her [...]

Congratulations on the 17th Annual Pilgrimage

November 9th, 2013

Congratulations on the 17th Annual Pilgrimage
Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers on another successful 17th Annual Sacred Sites Pilgrimage to Puvungna