Welcome to the UCLA American Indian Studies Center

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.

Shannon Speed
Director, American Indian Studies Center
Associate Professor, Department of Gender Studies and Anthropology

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