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46th Annual Pow Wow!

January 18th, 2016

Save the date for the CSULB 46th Annual Pow Wow and join us on March 12 & 13, 2016. The American Indian Student Council has been hard at work on our 46th Annual Pow Wow and we are very pleased to have an outstanding head staff at this year’s celebration.  Check out the details and download 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 Education, […]

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 […]

American Indian Studies Seeking Candidates for New Tenure Track Position

August 20th, 2015

For the first time in a decade, American Indian Studies is now accepting applications from candidates for a tenure, tenure-track position.  Link to position description.

Puvu Lecture Series

June 26th, 2015

The Puvu Indigenous Cultural Sustainability Series will return later this spring so watch for more information about the series as the semester progresses. Inquiries about the series should be directed to
Congratulations to the CSULB Sustainability Community on an excellent Series coordinated by AIS faculty working in partnership with the American Indian Studies Program and […]

Pow! Wow! Long Beach — Not???

June 21st, 2015

Earlier this 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 […]

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) Honor the Earth

June 8th, 2015

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 […]

Winona LaDuke at CSULB

April 16th, 2015