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American Indian Graduation Celebration

May 17th, 2016

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American Indian Graduates gathered with their families to feast and celebrate their achievements on Saturday, May 14th from 6-9 p.m. in the University Student Union Ballrooms.  American Indian Graduates were honored with song, prayer, gifts and awards in the USU Ballrooms with over one hundred and thirty in attendance.  Student, Alumni, Memorial, Prayer, Round Dance, […]

Indian Hill Releases CD Live from Long Beach

May 17th, 2016

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Indian Hill releases new cd, Indian Hill : Live from Long Beach
Recorded live at the CSULB 46th Annual Pow Wow at Puvungna in March of 2016. The album consists of fourteen songs recorded when Indian Hill was our host Northern Drum. You can purchase a physical cd copy from Blood River Entertainment  (or from any […]

California Indian Artist Gail Werner

May 8th, 2016

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Not to be confused with the Annual CSULB Pow Wow at Puvungna, the Hawaii based arts organization POW! WOW! Hawaii will return to Long Beach with the second year of the POW! WOW! Long Beach arts event.  Link to POW! WOW! Long Beach
This 2016 season when POW! WOW! Long Beach returns, will include a mural by […]

46th Annual Pow Wow!

January 18th, 2016

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Thank you to all of you who joined us for the 46th Annual Pow Wow at Puvungna, March 12 & 13, 2016. The American Indian Studies Program congratulates the American Indian Student Council and our outstanding head staff that made this one of the best celebrations of life in recent memory.
Here is a link to a […]

American Indian Studies in LBUSD

January 17th, 2016

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LB-ESP PROGRAM
The Long Beach Ethnic Studies Program, LB-ESP, is a new and unique collaboration between the Long Beach Unified School District, LBUSD, and the four CSULB Ethnic Studies Departments, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies and Chicano/Latino Studies, in the College of Liberal Arts, CLA, and the College of Continuing and Professional […]

Ti’at Restoration

December 2nd, 2015

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Restoration of Tiat Almost Complete
The restoration of the Tiat is almost complete and we begin the next phase of the Tiat project this semester. This semester students will have the opportunity to assist in the creation of paddles for the Tiat to be used when she is launched later in the semester. Last semester, students’ […]

When did you first hear about the California Indian Genocide?

November 22nd, 2015

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Panel Discussion:  November 9th in the Multi-Cultural Center (MCC) 12:30 – 1:30
The author, Thomas Mann, was motivated to write his best selling book, 1491, because his son was in college learning the same thing about the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas that he had learned in college. He attributed this lack of currency of knowledge about […]

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) Honor the Earth

June 8th, 2015

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Posted on April 27, 2015 by Erika Carter

The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies along with the American Indian Studies Program welcomed Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) to speak on campus Thursday, April 23rd. LaDuke is one of the nation’s leading voices on environmental issues, sustainable development, climate change and food security as well as Native American and women’s issues.
The presentation […]

Intertribal Education Collaborative (ITEC) College Exploration Day

February 4th, 2015

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Cal State Puvungna was honored to host the first Intertribal Education Collaborative (ITEC) College Exploration Day event on January 15, 2015 in the USU Ballrooms.  The event was attended by over one-hundred American Indian youth (6th grade – 12th grade) to learn about the college admissions process.  Colloborators included;  Victor Valley Community College, University of […]

38th Annual AILOTT Conference

November 6th, 2014

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The campus community is invited to attend the keynote presentations during the American Indian Student Council’s Annual AILOTT Conference on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11:25 to 12:30 in the College of Business Administration CBA – 140.
Michelle Rajehia is the author of  Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film (University of Nebraska […]