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American Indian Graduation Celebration

May 17th, 2016


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


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


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 […]

Spring 2016 Puvu Lecture Series

March 20th, 2016


The Puvu Indigenous Cultural Sustainability Series returns for the second semester this April.
Location: Cal State Puvungna (CSULB), LA5-355
‘Ekweenax Tovaangara” (Taking Care of the Mother Earth) the Puvu Indigenous Cultural Sustainability Lecture Series is a Lecture Series that collaboratively brings together a series of speakers addressing the impacts of global warming and potential solutions for creating culturally and environmentally spaces for future […]

46th Annual Pow Wow!

January 18th, 2016


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


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


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


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 […]


October 10th, 2015


 Congratulations to the American Indian Student Council and AISES on a very successful AILOTT Conference.

The American Indian Studies program wishes to acknowledge these very active AISC and AISES leaders and members who have also organized many events for the month of November in addition to hosting this very successful AILOTT Conference on October 24, 2015.
Thank […]

POW! WOW! Long Beach?

September 17th, 2015

 Last year, we became aware of an organization that uses the term “POW!  WOW!” to promote art events around the world. This organization is based in Hawaii and is known as POW! WOW! Hawaii.  When they promote their art events in cities around the world they use the term “POW! WOW!” followed by the name of the city […]