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Dear Friends of the American Indian Studies Center,

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and things are abuzz at the AISC. (Click here to read President Obama's Proclamation.) Accordingly, there are many exciting events planned -- on and off campus -- to recognize the continent's original inhabitants. From celebrations with the Mayor at City Hall to Bird Singers performing at the UCLA campus to the Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry, November is filled with opportunities to engage with the Native American community in the Los Angeles area.

There are also many exciting events coming up in 2011, so please mark your calendars. For the most up-to-date information, please check the 'Events' section of our website, which is updated daily.

We hope you are having a lovely fall and get a chance to take advantage of some of the wonderful events scheduled for Native American Heritage Month.

Megwetch (thank you)

Angela R. Riley



American Indian Heritage Month Celebration 2010

Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa, City Council Members, City Attorney & City Controller cordially invite you to the Opening Ceremony on Friday, November 5th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. RSVP and reserve parking by November 1st at (818) 778-4986.


LA Kings Native American Pride Night

Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., at the Staples Center: LA Kings VS Nashville Predators. Join us pre game for our Native American Community Gathering featuring Native Hoop Dancers and Bird Singers. Featuring NHL Native American Star: Jordin Tootoo. For more information or additional questions, please contact Aaron Kulik at (213) 742-7230, or email at

AISA Native American Heritage Week Events at UCLA

Come join the American Indian Student Association at UCLA in celebrating Native American people and culture!!

Also, Volunteers are more than welcome! November 8 to November 10, 2010. For more information, contact AISA (, or call AISA Outreach Coordinator at (626) 216-4229.

American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry

Saturday, Nov 6, 2010, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, Nov 7, 2010, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Time: 10:00am - 5:00 pm; Location: The Autry in Griffith Park

This year's American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry promises to be even bigger than last year, with 160 artists representing more than 40 tribes. Don't miss this opportunity to shop for original jewelry, artwork, basketry, sculpture, pottery, textiles, and more!

This fun and entertaining weekend includes performances by local American Indian musicians, storytellers, dancers, and actors as well as opportunities to sample a variety of American Indian foods; participate in hands-on craft activities; and experience live artists' demonstrations.

Free for Autry members and children under 9; $8 for students and seniors / $12 for adults.

The 2010 Inaugural Leadership Awards for American Indian Heritage Month

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, 6:30 PM Buffet Reception, 7:30 PM Awards Ceremony hosted by Hattie Kauffman, Emmy Award-winning reporter featuring live traditional bird singing, dancing, and drumming at the KCET Studios 4401 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90027. Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with KCET and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. For more information and to RSVP online, please visit the official website: 2010 Leadership Awards.

“Protect our People! Native Americans and HIV/AIDS”

Presented by Presented by Professor Irene Vernon, Colorado State University. Friday, November 19, 2010 ~ 12:00pm – 2:00pm, AIDS Project Los Angeles ~ 3550 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. # 300 (3rd Floor), Los Angeles, CA 90010; Co-Sponsored by: UCLA American Indian Studies Center, CA7AE, Colorado State University.


Native American Heritage Night

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 at 12:30 pm. LA Clippers vs. Utah Jazz: As part of Native American Indian Heritage month the Clippers will host a special night at the STAPLES Center to Native American Culture. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to the official website: Native American Heritage Night.

5th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium: Race & Sovereignty

Friday and Saturday, April 1st and 2nd, 2011. The 5th Annual CRS Symposium will explore the relationship between race and sovereignty. Co-sponsored by AISC. For more information regarding the CRS annual symposium, please contact Cheryl Harris at or Addie

Rolnick, CRS Law Teaching Fellow at


Yoeme Indian Deer Dancer and Singers Perform at UCLA

Please Save the Date: May 5th, 2011. Location & Time TBA.

Classroom visits with Yoeme musicians, a panel discussion on heritage and collaborative research in Indigenous communities, as well as a reception with the performers

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