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November is Native American Heritage Month

Please join us for the numerous AISC-sponsored events and activities undertaken in celebration of Native American Heritage Month! We kick off the festivities this weekend with 'Sundance Institute at the Autry Presents Native Films' a collaboration between the American Indian Studies Center, The Sundance Institute and the Autry National Center. We hope to see you there!



Sundance Institute at the Autry Presents Native Films, November 3
7:00 pm
Autry National Center
Free admission; reservations highly recommended

The Autry National Center and Sundance Institute announce the second Sundance Institute at the Autry Presents Native Films program, a partnership that enables free public screenings of films created by emerging filmmakers from around the world, organized in cooperation with the University of California, Los Angeles, American Indian Studies Center.

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Telling Our Stories: Connecting Native Communities through Digital Storytelling and Social Media


AISA Native American Heritage Week November 13 - 16, November 8, 2012
10 AM - 5 PM
Young Research Library, UCLA
53442 Charles Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Native communities have utilized the concept of storytelling throughout their history and now with the presence of new media, a process of telling these stories has evolved. 

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Co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Center


November is Native American Heritage Month and the American Indian Student Association (AISA) is excited to be hosting its 3rd Annual Native American Heritage Week (November 13th-16th, 2012).   The purpose of this week is mainly to educate the UCLA campus about Native people and that we still exist today.

Tuesday November 13
Heritage Day on Bruin Plaza
10AM – 1PM
Intertribal Singing, Dancing, cultural activities

Wednesday November 15th
“California Indian” Film Screening with writer/director Tim Ramos
Geology Room 4660
5pm – 7pm

Thursday November 15th
American Indian Graduate Student Brown Bag
3232 Campbell Hall
12pm – 1pm

Friday November 16th
Native Style: Art & Fashion Show at the Fowler Museum Terrace
6pm – 9pm

Co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Center


2012 American Indian Heritage Month Celebration


Save the Date: The Making of Saint Kateri — The First American Indian Saint of the Catholic Church

The Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission presents 2012 American Indian Heritage Month Celebration.

Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa
The Los Angeles City Council
City Attorney & City Controller

Cordially invite you to the Opening Ceremony
Friday, November 9, 2012
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers - 3rd Floor
200  Spring Street.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please RSVP and reserve parking by November 2, 2012 at 5:00PM 213-922-9762 or

rome2.jpgThursday, November 29, 2012
3 – 5  PM
UCLA Student Activities Center, Basement Room 3

On Sunday, October 21, 2012, Catherine “Kateri” Tekakwitha, became the first American Indian to be canonized a saint of the Catholic Church. The canonization is not without its critics and will certainly generate a tremendous amount of scholarship and media attention. Who was Kateri and what significance does her sainthood hold for American Indian Christians today?

Please join Clementine Bordeaux and Rebecca Rosser for a discussion of this historic event. Rebecca will give a brief overview of Tekakwitha’s life, and Clementine will present photographs and screen clips from the video diary she is making of the canonization.

Clementine Bordeaux, MC, is a trained film maker and is the Academic Coordinator of the UCLA American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program.

Rebecca Rosser, MFA, PhD, is the Assistant Director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center.


Other News and Events


Joint Tenure or Tenure-Track position, Native American Studies


Git Hoan - Tribes of the Pacific Northwest - come to Los Angeles

Native American Studies. Occidental College and the Autry National Center invite applications for a joint tenure or tenure-track position starting in fall of 2013. Rank, discipline, and research and teaching specializations are open, however, scholars with expertise in the societies and cultures of the Southwest or California Indians are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate would teach three courses at Occidental College and would work at the Autry National Center in program development, exhibition planning, and community outreach. Read more about the job posting.

Applications should be sent to Ms. Patricia Micciche, Native American Studies Search Coordinator (History Department M-13), Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041. All materials are due by December 15, 2012.

Git-Hoan dancers will be performing at Walt Disney Concert Hall's Garden!

Saturday, Nov 10, 2012
11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

W.M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre
Free admission

More information about the artists can be found here:

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