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) — 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: “Dr. Shannon Speed has sustained … 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

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

[Daily Bruin] Op-ed: Americans should remember and honor Native American roots every day

By Kat High and Shannon Speed November 27, 2020 Nov. 27 is Native American Heritage Day. The first American Indian Day was celebrated in New York in May of 1916. The event brought to fruition the work of Red Fox Skiukusha of the Blackfeet Nation, who rode 4,000 miles across the country on horseback, eventually … Read more

[Daily Bruin] American Indian and Alaska Native faculty seek greater representation at UCLA

By Anushka Chakrabarti November 29, 2020 Shannon Speed knows every American Indian and Alaska Native faculty member at UCLA. “It’s uncomfortable being a faculty member where you know every other faculty member of your demographic category,” said Speed, who is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and an associate professor of gender studies and anthropology. … Read more

Director Shannon Speed’s Forthcoming Edited Volume, Indigenous Women and Violence Feminist Activist Research in Heightened States of Injustice

INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND VIOLENCE FEMINIST ACTIVIST RESEARCH IN HEIGHTENED STATES OF INJUSTICE EDITED BY LYNN STEPHEN AND SHANNON SPEED How Indigenous women experience and resist systemic violence Indigenous Women and Violence offers an intimate view of how settler colonialism and other structural forms of power and inequality created accumulated violences in the lives of Indigenous … Read more

LA Social Sciences Interview with AISC Director Shannon Speed on Hate Crime Map Project

This interview with Director Shannon Speed of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center discusses the launch of the new Hate Crime Map, which enables victims to report harassment and attacks based on race, gender, and religion. Watch the interview and check out the map at www.hatecrimemap.com.

[UCLA Newsroom] Interactive map will crowdsource hate crime reports

Resource created by UCLA American Indian Studies Center could fill gap created by inconsistent data nationwide Jessica Wolf | October 29, 2020 Los Angeles County recorded 524 hate crimes reported in 2019, the most since 2009. And although the annual number of hate crimes is far less than its recent peak of 1,031 in 2001, … Read more