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47th Annual Pow Wow

January 22nd, 2017

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Come join us at our annual Celebration of life, the 47th Annual Pow Wow at Puvungna. The largest and one of the oldest students sponsored events at CSULB will take place this Spring semester on March 11 & 12.  Mark your calendars to join the CSULB American Indian community, alumni, staff, students, faculty and the […]

California Indian Genocide Awareness

November 2nd, 2016

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As part of an ongoing effort to increase awareness of the Californian Indian Genocide, the American Indian Studies Program and the American Indian Student Council sponsored several events this Fall of 2016.  
The American Indian Student Council installed two public artworks to raise awareness of the California Indian Genocide on campus that was on view for […]

Ancestors Final Journey Home

October 11th, 2016

In advance of California Native American Day, California State University Long Beach held an event to officially recognize the reburial of remains and various artifacts in an area on the campus. Steve Villa welcomed the group with 4 Native American social songs. CSULB is one of the first institutions to complete a reburial on a university campus under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).  Long Beach September 22, 2016. Photo by Brittany Murray, Press Telegram/SCNG

In advance of California Native American Day, California State University Long Beach held an event to officially recognize the reburial of remains and various artifacts in an area on the campus. CSULB President Jane Close Conoley expressed her honor that the school is one of the first institutions to complete a reburial on a university […]

We Are Changing — New Partnerships in 2016

June 7th, 2016

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We Are Changing —  New Partnerships in 2016
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The American Indian Studies Program has recently established partnerships in three colleges to offer a revised minor in Native American Cultures for students in majors leading to professions that impact the lives of American Indian People.
These partnerships began in the Fall of 2014 with […]

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 […]

Forty-Six Years of American Indian Studies at CSULB

January 20th, 2016

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Forty-Six Years of American Indian Studies at CSULB
Founded in 1968, the American Indian Studies Program celebrate forty-six years as an independent program at Cal State Long Beach. Located on the ancient village site of Puvungna and listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Sacred Site and the birthplace of an Indigenous Religion, […]

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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LBESI  Long Beach Ethnic Studies Initiative (formerly LBESP)
The Long Beach Ethnic Studies Initiative 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 […]

Honoring Students & Supporters of American Indian Studies

January 7th, 2016

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Honoring Students & Supporters of American Indian Studies
We have recently created the medallion pictured to the left to honor our outstanding AIS students, staff, faculty, alumni and supporters. This idea grew out of a generous donation by Mabelle and John Hueston in honor of CSULB American Indian Studies faculty who have passed on.  These medallions have been created […]