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Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Viki Eagle
Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Viki Eagle

This November we are highlighting Native Bruin Viki Eagle, a third-year PhD student in the  Department of Anthropology, from the Sicangu Lakota Nation.  Viki Eagle identifies as Sicangu Lakota and half Japanese, from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Ute lands known as Denver, CO. Her current sub-fields are in Sociocultural Anthropology and in the American Indian ... Read more

Sewing Intimacies – Presented by American Indian Studies Center
Sewing Intimacies – Presented by American Indian Studies Center

Tuesday, November 30th at 1PM   This webinar showcases the work of the Sewing Intimacies Project – a project encompassing a group of Dakota and Lakota women who collectively embarked on a journey to create jingle dresses this past summer. In the wake of COVID-19 and the ongoing violence from the settler state, the jingle ... Read more

Talk with Kyle Mays (Black and Saginaw Chippewa), Assistant Professor in African American Studies and American Indian Studies and History.
Talk with Kyle Mays (Black and Saginaw Chippewa), Assistant Professor in African American Studies and American Indian Studies and History.

Please join us (virtually) each Friday in November (and one in December) to celebrate Native American Heritage Month for a talk with four UCLA Native/Indigenous Scholars. Each speaker will give a brief overview of some of their most current research pursuits and interests and then there will be an interactive discussion from the moderator and ... Read more

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AISC Return to Campus
Effective September 20, 2021, the UCLA American Indian Studies Center will be open five days a week, from 10 am until 4 pm, with the staff working a hybrid remote and in-person schedule. If the main office door is closed, feel free to knock on the door to Assistant Director Pamela Grieman’s office in 3211 Campbell.

Click on the bold links below to hear the audio files for the pronunciation for the Tongva-language words.

AIS and AISC at UCLA acknowledge the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, So. Channel Islands) and are grateful to have the opportunity to work for the taraaxatom (indigenous peoples) in this place. As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders), and ‘eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

Welcome to the UCLA American Indian Studies Center

The UCLA American Indian Studies Center (AISC) was founded in 1969 as a research institute dedicated to addressing American Indian issues and supporting Native communities. The AISC serves as a hub of activities for Indigenous students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community, as well as serving as a bridge between the academy and indigenous peoples locally, nationally, and internationally. We foster innovative academic research by students and faculty, publish leading scholarship in the field of American Indian Studies, and support events and programming focused on indigenous issues.

The Center also works in collaboration with some of the country’s most influential and respected scholars writing and teaching in American Indian Studies today, who have made UCLA one of the highest ranked and most respected universities in the field. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us.

Dr. Shannon Speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Shannon Speed
Director, American Indian Studies Center
Professor, Department of Gender Studies and Anthropology

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