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American Indian Studies Founders Forum Postponed Until Spring 2015

September 2nd, 2014

Postponed until Spring 2015 American Indian Studies Founders Forum
A panel of American Indian students and American Indian Studies faculty will be held during the Spring of 2015 with a reception to follow.  The AIS Founders Forum will include CSULB Alumnus, Larry Banegas, who is the President and founder of He served as a member […]

“Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement” – A lecture by Dr. Andrea Smith

September 1st, 2014

 “Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement” – A lecture by Dr. Andrea Smith
Dr. Andrea Smith is an Associate Professor of Media & Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. She is the author of two books – Native Americans and the Christian Right, and Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide. Dr. Smith is the editor of The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex, and co-editor of The Color of Violence, […]

Very Sad News CSULB Alumna Morning Star (Mary) Meyers Passed Away

June 13th, 2014

Over 200 Attend Lecture by Artist Edgar Heap of Birds

March 22nd, 2014

Over 200 attend the lecture of internationally acclaimed artist, Edgar Heap of Birds. The lecture about his work took place onTuesday, April 15, at 7:00 pm at the William Link Theater (UT-108) Followed by a book signing of Heap of Birds’ book from the 2007 Venice Biennial including a DVD.
 Link to Video of his California/Tongva  Native Hosts / […]

44th Annual CSULB Pow Wow at Puvungna

March 11th, 2014

Artist Chris Diaz presented Interim President Don Para with a carved paddle on Saturday afternoon at the  44th annual Pow Wow.  Chris was asked by the American Indian Community at CSULB to create an artwork to honor CSULB Interim President Don Para for his continued support of the American Indian Community at CSULB.     […]

44 Annual Pow Wow March 8 & 9

March 2nd, 2014

44th Annual Pow Wow

Shannon Keller O’Loughlin to Guest Lecture at CSULB on Wednesday, February 19, at 3:30 pm in PH1-140

February 14th, 2014

What Can You Do With A Degree in American Indian Studies?
Shannon Keller O’Loughlin will guest lecture on Wednesday, February 19, at 3:30 pm in PH1-140
Shannon will discuss her path to the National NAGPRA Committee and insights about the NAGPRA process that are explored in her book chapter Moving Forward from the Last Twenty Years: Finding a New Balance […]

Congratulations on the 16th Annual Pilgrimage

January 26th, 2014

Congratulations on the 16th Annual Pilgrimage
Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers on another successful 16th Annual Sacred Sites Pilgrimage to Puvungna.  See Map

Ferrah Ferris Awarded NASW Birdwoman Scholarship

January 21st, 2014

Congratulations to Farrah Ferris, Senior BSW student at CSULB who has been selected as one of NASW California Chapter’s first Native American Birdwoman Scholars.   She has the distinction of being the only recipient in the Greater Los Angeles area. Ms. Ferris was kind enough take time to discuss what the scholarship, Social Work and her connection to […]

Take an American Indian Law Course from an American Indian Superior Court Judge

January 21st, 2014

Students at CSULB now have the opportunity to take the writing intensive capstone course, AIS 485, American Indians and the Law from Judge Deborah Sanchez. Judge Sanchez recently joined the faculty of the American Indian Studies Program to teach American Indian Law.  Judge Sanchez is an active tribal leader as well as a Superior Court […]