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Save the Date: March 6-7, 2014 Conference


The 28th Annual UCLA Pow Wow


Ms. UCLA Pow Wow Pageant 2013-14

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Photo Credit: Martha Clayton

The Center would like to congratulate the UCLA American Indian Student Association for hosting another wonderful Pow Wow!



Congratulations to Fairuz (Gladys) Dakam (Oglala Lakota) for winning Ms. UCLA Pow Wow 2013-2014 at the 28th Annual UCLA Pow Wow!


Mishuana Goeman Book Reading and Discussion 

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3:00 – 5:00 PM
Rolfe Hall 1301

Join us for a discussion by Professor Mishuana Goeman on her new book, Mark My Words: Native Women (Re)mapping Our Nations in conversation with Professor Jessica Cattelino.

Presented by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of Gender Studies and the UCLA Center for Study of Women.

First Public Talk on Wiki for Indigenous Languages 

Going Glocal: Collaborating with Indigenous Language Learners on Globalizing Technologies
A Chew on This* With Dr. David Delgado Shorter

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Kaufman 208
12pm - 1pm

Six years in the making, the Wiki for Indigenous Languages makes its appearance on the Internet this year. Collaborating with Yoeme Indian community members, programmers, game theorists, digital education specialists, and linguists, Professor Shorter’s project evidences the difficulties and ideals of working on digital projects with such varied stakeholders. In this first public presentation of the project, David will cover the history of the project, some of its particularly educational tribulations, and its exciting trajectory.

* The graduate students of World Arts and Cultures/Dance organize regular Chew On This presentations to highlight the on-going work of students and faculty.


Save the Date: American Indian Studies Graduation


Pendleton Blanket Fund - Graduation 2013 

Honoring the Graduating Class of 2013

Friday, June 14th, 2013
De Neve Plaza View Room
7:00 PM

Parking $11
Available in Structure 8

Hosted by American Indian Studies Center, American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program, American Indian Student Association, American Indian Graduate Student Association

The American Indian graduation ceremony includes honoring bachelor’s degree candidates, doctoral candidates, professional degree candidates as well as Master’s candidates in the American Indian Studies program with Pendleton blankets. This practice symbolizes the collective reaffirmation to our students that higher education is an invaluable goal and an attainable accomplishment, strengthening not only the individual but the larger American Indian Community.

This year we will purchase 14 blankets and we hope that you will again join us in supporting the academic success of all our students with a generous donation. Checks should be made payable to the UC Regents (with “Blanket Fund” in the memo line) and forwarded to me at the UCLA American Indian Studies Center (Attn: Clementine), 3220 Campbell Hall, Box 951548, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments: or call my office at (310)825-6541.


Other News and Events


This Is Not A Silent Movie | May 26 - September 8


Event: Environmental Justice: A Community Perspective

Opening Reception: May 25, 6:00–9:00pm

The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum presents This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists, an exhibition centered around four acclaimed Alaska Native artists whose groundbreaking contemporary works question institutional methods of identifying Native heritage, examine their own mixed-race identities, and challenge perceptions and stereotypes about indigenous peoples.

For current program and exhibition information call 323-937-4230 or visit
Location: 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036


Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description:, May 16, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
IPAM, Room 1200
UCLA Campus

Improving communities in large cities is a complex process that often requires expert knowledge. Two speakers will talk about their experience in engaging and benefiting local people in community improvement.

Carl Maida is a professor of public health at the UCLA School of Dentistry and a member of the faculty at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Robin Cannon is the co-founder and president of Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles (CCSCLA).


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