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  • [NPR] Randy Akee interviewed on “Relief for Native Americans will go beyond expanded vaccine distribution”

    Native Americans have been among the hardest hit by COVID-19. They have been more than three times as likely to get the virus as white Americans. In response to the crisis, many tribal communities pushed their efforts and are reporting high vaccination rates. On top of that, the most recent COVID-19 relief bill, which was … Read more


  • Professor Mishuana Goeman awarded UC’s Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives!

    Congratulations to Professor Mishuana Goeman who was awarded a UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives grant from the University of Califorinia, Office of the President! The research project, Centering Tribal Stories of Cultural Preservation in Difficult Times, was awarded for a 3-year grant along with Co-PIs from the UC Davis, UC Riverside, and UC San … Read more


  • Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Tazbah Rose Chavez

    This March we are highlighting Native Bruin Tazbah Rose Chavez from the Bishop Paiute Tribe. Tazbah Rose Chavez is a performance poet turned director and television writer. She is currently a Co-producer on FX’s new series Reservation Dogs, a former Story Editor on NBCUniversal’s Rutherford Falls and was a staffer writer for SyFy’s Resident Alien. … Read more


  • LA Social Science Book Series About Incarcerated Indigenous Women Migrants with Professor Shannon Speed

    UCLA Professor Shannon Speed‘s new book, Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State, examines the myriad forms of violence that Indigenous women from the Americas face. Dr. Speed, UCLA American Indian Studies Center Director and Gender Studies and Anthropology Professor, characterizes the structural violence these women endure as “neoliberal multicriminalism” where … Read more


  • [The Guardian] Exclusive: indigenous Americans dying from Covid at twice the rate of white Americans

    Assistant Professor Desi Lonebear Rodriguez quoted in the article— Covid is killing Native Americans at a faster rate than any other community in the United States, shocking new figures reveal. American Indians and Alaskan Natives are dying at almost twice the rate of white Americans, according to analysis by APM Research Lab shared exclusively with … Read more


  • Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Wendy Red Star

    This February we are highlighting Native Bruin Wendy Red Star from the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation. Raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana, Wendy Red Star’s work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of … Read more


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: 2 open-rank positions in American Indian Studies

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is excited to announce two Open-Rank Positions in American Indian Studies.   Please share will all interested individuals. Thank you The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (https://ais.illinois.edu/) invites applications for (2) assistant, associate, or full professor positions (full time, tenure-track or tenured position). These … Read more


  • Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Alan R. Parker

    This December we are highlighting Native Bruin Alan R. Parker from the Chippewa Cree Tribal Nation. A citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Nation, Alan R. Parker attended St Thomas Seminary where he earned a B.A. in Classical Philosophy in 1965. He subsequently attended UCLA School of Law, in Los Angeles, California, where he received … Read more


  • [Inquirer] Ifugao myths make sense of archeological finds

    An Op-Ed from AIS affiliated faculty, Professor Stephen Acabado. — By: Marlo Martin, Stephen Acabado December 11, 2020, 11:05 AM “There she lies beautiful, Kiyyangan, a village west of Kadaklan, the Great River. Where all things started. Surrounded by the three sacred peaks, home to the most powerful earth spirits, sentinels to the gods. For … Read more


  • Director Shannon Speed’s Incarcerated Stories named one of CHOICE’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2020!

    Congratulations to Director Shannon Speed whose recent book, Incarcerated Stories: Indigenous Women Migrants and Violence in the Settler-Capitalist State, was named one of CHOICE’s Outsanding Academic Titles for 2020! Every year in the December issue, in print and online, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. … Read more


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