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We Are Changing — New Partnerships in 2016

June 7th, 2016

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We Are Changing —  New Partnerships in 2016

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 a focus on Museum Studies/CRM, Anthropology, Social […]

Benjamin Madely – An American Genocide: The California Indian Catastrophe. 1846-1873.

May 25th, 2016

In the Op-Ed piece that follows Benjamin Madley advocates for the acknowledgement of the genocide of California’s Indians. His new book can be found at the following: Amazon Link
LA Times Op-Ed   May 22, 2016 5:00 AM
It’s time to acknowledge the genocide of California’s Indians
By Benjamin Madley
Between 1846 and 1870, California’s Indian population plunged from perhaps […]

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 […]

Need Your Help Fundraising for Perpetual Scholarship for American Indian Students

February 7th, 2016

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Need Your Help Fundraising for Perpetual Scholarship for American Indian Students
We are nine-thousand dollars shy of our goal to make the Charlotte Standing Buffalo Memorial Scholarship Fund a perpetual scholarship.  We have been given a three-month deadline to raise this money and to realize our vision to establish an endowment to support our American Indian students at CSULB. […]

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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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 […]