Welcome to the UCLA American Indian Studies Center

In 2013–14, the UCLA American Indian Studies Center showcased innovative research around the theme of Good Native Governance, with a focus on law, education, and economic development. It all led up to our two-day event: Poster Session Contest and Welcome Reception and Good Native Governance: Innovative Research in Law, Education, and Economic Development Conference. Additionally, throughout the year, the Center hosted a speakers series: "Living into the Grace of Leadership: Ulu a'e ke welina a ke aloha!", with Dean Maenette Benham, Ed.D; "Written in Blood: Poetics and Nationhood", with author and poet Heid Erdrich; and "National Museum of the American Indian: 21st Century Native Cultural Governance at Work," with President and Chief Executive Officer of the Autry National Center of the American West, W. Richard West Jr. Thank you to all the students, faculty, staff, and attendees who made this 2013-14 a wonderful year! We will see you soon!

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center was founded in 1969 at the University of California, Los Angeles as a research institute dedicated to addressing American Indian issues and supporting Indian communities. The Center also serves as a bridge between the academy and indigenous peoples locally, nationally, and internationally. Today, we foster innovative academic research, publish leading scholarship in the field of American Indian Studies, and support events and programming focused on indigenous issues.

The Center also works in collaboration with some of the country's most influential and respected scholars writing and teaching in American Indian Studies today, who have made UCLA one of the highest ranked and most respected universities in the field. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us.

Angela R. Riley (Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma)
Director, American Indian Studies Center
Professor, School of Law

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