Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Caitlin “Katie” Kaliiaa

Caitlin “Katie” Kaliiaa

This October we are highlighting Native Bruin Caitlin “Katie” Kaliiaa, from the Yerington Paiute and Washoe Nation. , M.A. in American Indian Studies, UCLA – 2012. Caitlin “Katie” Keliiaa is an Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She is an interdisciplinary historian specializing in 20th-century Native experiences in the West. Her scholarship … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Elizabeth FastHorse

This September we are highlighting Native Bruin Elizabeth FastHorse, Rincon Band of Luiseño 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 Luiseño Indians. She grew up on the Rincon Indian Reservation with … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Ṫośa Two Heart

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

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – 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

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Stephen Andrew Pilcher

This June we are highlighting Native Bruin Stephen Andrew Pilcher who is Oglala Lakota and Mexican descent. A 2017 graduate.. Stephen Andrew Pilcher (he/him) was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is of Oglala Lakota (Pine Ridge Reservation) and Mexican descent. In 2013, Stephen was a cohort member of the inaugural Native and … Read more

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Heather Torres

This April we are highlighting Native Bruin Heather Torres, a citizen of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, who also comes from the Diné and Mexican peoples. A graduate of 2011 with a BA in English and American Indian Studies, cum laude, and a 2017 JD, specialization in Critical Race Studies. A “Bruin4Life,” Heather Torres Esq. is … 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

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

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

Native Bruins: Past, Present & Emerging – Reuben Duane Bending

This December we are highlighting Native Bruin Reuben Duane Bending from the Yakama tribe. Reuben Duane Bending was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His parents moved from Phoenix to Los Angeles in 1956, after his father attended Phoenix Indian School and his mother attended Cook Bible College. Reuben attended UCLA from the fall … Read more