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  • Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging โ€“ Caitlin “Katie” Kaliiaa
    Caitlin โ€œKatieโ€ Kaliiaa

    ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐ฎ๐ข๐ง ๐‡๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ: ๐๐š๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ & ๐„๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  This October we are highlighting Native Bruin Caitlin โ€œKatieโ€ Kaliiaa, from the Yerington Paiute and Washoe Nation. , M.A. in American Indian Studies, UCLA โ€“ 2012. Caitlin “Katie” Keliiaa is an Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She is an interdisciplinary historian specializing in 20th-century … Read more


  • Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging โ€“ Elizabeth FastHorse

    This September we are highlighting Native Bruin Elizabeth FastHorse, Rincon Band of Luiseรฑo Indians, A 2011, 2014, 2018 graduate and current PhD UCLA Native Bruin. Miiyuyam! Notung Elizabeth FastHorse. Noon Payomkawish. Nopiiwin Wa$xayam. Elizabeth FastHorse. Is a tribal member from the Rincon Band of Luiseรฑo Indians. She grew up on the Rincon Indian Reservation with … Read more


  • Reappointment of David Yoo as Vice Provost of the Institute of American Cultures

    Dear Colleagues: Following the completion of the standard five-year administrative review process, I am pleased to announce that David Yoo has been reappointed to serve as vice provost of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) for a second term. We thank Vice Provost Yoo for his efforts to build upon and extend the IACโ€™s … Read more


  • Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging โ€“ แนชoล›a Two Heart

    This August we are highlighting Native Bruin แนชoล›a Two Heart, Oglala Lakota. A 2012 UCLA Native Graduate. แนชoล›a Two Heart holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UCLA and a Master of Business Administration from Bentley University. แนชoล›a has spent most of her professional career serving Native communities. She is currently the Director of … Read more


  • Congratulations to Peter Nabokov!

    Dear UCLA AIS Community Members, We would like to send out a hearty farewell and congratulations to Dr. Peter Nabokov who retired on July 1, 2021 from the departments of World Arts and Cultures and American Indian Studies at UCLA. Dr. Nabokov faculty line was held by the American Indian Studies Center, and he taught … Read more


  • Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging โ€“ Caleb Dunlap

    This July we are highlighting Native Bruin Caleb Dunlap, Anishinaabe. A 2009 UCLA Native Graduate. Caleb Dunlap (he/him), known to his people as Baadwewidan, is Anishinaabe from Northern Minnesota and a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. A 2009 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles in American Indian … Read more


  • Congratulations to Joy Holland on Promotion to Full Librarian

    The UCLA American Indian Studies Center congratulates Joy Holland on her recent promotion to Full Librarian on career status, effective July 1. We are so proud of her and so grateful to have her on board as the Center Librarian. We appreciate all that sheโ€™s done for the UCLA AISC Library. Congratulations, Joy!!!


  • Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Votes to Dedicate $10 Million to Native and Indigenous Student Education

    Los Angeles, Calif. (June 23, 2021) โ€” The Indigenous Education Now Coalition (IEN), comprised of students, parents, community members, Tribes, and Native organizations, is proud to announce that the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education unanimously voted on Tuesday, June 22, to dedicate $10 million to support Indigenous Student Achievement that will … Read more


  • Re-Appointment of American Indian Studies Center Director Shannon Speed

    To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, Faculty, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts   Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Professor Shannon Speed to a second term as the Director of the American Indian Studies Center (AISC), effective July 1, 2021. The recent administrative review noted: โ€œDr. Shannon Speed has sustained … Read more


  • [Democracy Now] As COVID Surges in L.A., Hard-Hit Indigenous Communities Fight to Preserve Life, Culture & Language

    As Los Angeles County reports record COVID-19 infections, overflowing hospitals and record death tolls, we look at how Indigenous communities there are among the hardest hit in working-class neighborhoods, where many are essential workers. โ€œIndigenous people, we donโ€™t have the privilege to stay home and not go to work,โ€ says Odilia Romero, co-founder and executive … Read more


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