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A Roadmap For Making Native America Safer

Description:, January 24, 2014
8:30 AM – 6 PM
UCLA Faculty Center

Join the Indian Law & Order Commission (ILOC), special guest commentators, and the UCLA American Indian Studies Center's Partners for Justice: UCLA Institute on Criminal Law in Indian Country for a special one-day symposium showcasing the ILOC report on the state of justice in Indian Country.

Download Agenda (PDF) – this is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Cathy Yu, RSVPs are not required, but highly recommended.



Written in Blood: Poetics and Nationhood

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description:, January 28, 2014
4 – 6 PM
Royce 314

Heid E. Erdrich writes, teaches, and collaborates with visual artists. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe and author of four poetry collections, most recently Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems. A recipient of awards from The Loft Literary Center, the Archibald Bush Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board among other honors, Heid Erdrich won a Minnesota Book Award for National Monuments in 2009.

RSVP Required at: by January 24, 2014. Refreshments will be provided.


2014-2015 IAC Visiting Scholar/Researcher Fellowship Program

The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), in cooperation with UCLA’s four Ethnic Studies Research Centers (American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, Chicano Studies Research Center) offers fellowships to visiting scholars and researchers to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os.

Completed applications are due by February 5, 2014. Recipients will be notified in April. NOTE: Offer of Fellowship is contingent upon funding availability.

For further information and applications, please contact the IAC coordinator of the appropriate UCLA Ethnic Studies Research Center and visit our website at 


Tribal Sovereignty and Legal Pluralism: The American Indian as Homo Sacer

Description:, February 10, 2014
4 – 6 PM
6275 Bunche Hall

A lecture by Bruce Duthu, Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies and Chair of the NAS Program at Dartmouth College.

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of History and the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.

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Good Native Governance: Innovative Research in Law, Education, and Economic Development Conference

March 6, 2014, 6 – 8 PM, Hotel Angeleno
March 7, 2014, 8 AM – 6 PM, UCLA School of Law

A conference sponsored by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center showcasing innovative research around the theme of Good Native Governance, with a focus on law, education, and economic development. Additionally, three concurrent breakout panels will focus on California issues: Gaming, Constitutions, and Cultural Resources.

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page at

Download Agenda (PDF) – this is a draft agenda and is subject to change.


Presentation by W. Richard West Jr.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
12 – 2 PM
UCLA Faculty Center

Richard West is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Autry National Center of the American West. He is also the Founding Director and Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. He earned a bachelor's degree in American history magna cum laude in 1965 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Redlands in California. He also received a master's degree in American history from Harvard University in 1968. West graduated from the Stanford University School of Law with a doctorate of jurisprudence degree in 1971.

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