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47th Annual Pow Wow

January 22nd, 2017

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at our annual Celebration of life, the 47th Annual Pow Wow at Puvungna. We are feeling very grateful for the continued support for the largest and one of the oldest students sponsored events at CSULB that took place on March 11 & 12.  
 
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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 […]

Fall 2016 Lectures and Events

October 6th, 2016

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Fall 2016 Lectures and Events
The AISC & La Raza Indigenous People’s Day Celebration included a Columbus shaped Piñata

 

 
Date: Tuesday, November 1
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: USU Southwest Terrace
Title: American Indian Heritage Month Celebration Kick Off
Description: The American Indian community of Long Beach and Los Angeles will showcase the songs and dances of various Native […]

Ti’at Restoration Completed!

October 2nd, 2016

Launching of the Tiat in Long Beach in September of 2016

Restoration of Tiat Completed
On September 11, 2016 the Tiat restoration was celebrated with the launching of the Moommat Ahiko in Long Beach.  The Tiat was restored after a restoration process that began in 2013. The American Indian Studies Program is honored to have been part of this collaborative effort with Tiat Society, the CSULB Student Chapter of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring 2016 Puvu Lecture Series

March 20th, 2016

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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 […]