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OCTOBER 2021 - UCLA AISC NEWSLETTER
Dear AISC friends and family,

Chokma!
It is exciting to be partially back on campus and to see some of you in person once again. Our staff are working on a hybrid schedule and the Center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am to 6pm and staff members are present during the rest of the week.

Please join us in congratulating our MSO Jamie Chan and her husband Daniel on the birth of their son, Adam, and in welcoming Christine Wang, who is assisting us while Jamie is on maternity leave.

We are looking forward to Indigenous Peoples Day and Native Heritage Month! Please see below for exciting programming.

Chinchokma’nihookmano anhili

 
Dr. Shannon Speed (Chickasaw)
Director, American Indian Studies Center
🔷Native Bruin Highlight: Past, Present & Emerging 🔷
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 engages Indian labor exploitation, dispossession, and surveillance of Native bodies especially in Native Californian contexts. She is currently working on her book which examines how Native women domestic workers negotiated and challenged an early 20th-century San Francisco Bay Area-based Indian labor program. In this work Dr. Keliiaa centers Native women’s voices uncovered from federal archives. She earned her first M.A. in American Indian Studies at UCLA, a Ph.D. in ethnic studies at UC Berkeley and most recently was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the History Department at UC Santa Cruz. She is Yerington Paiute and Washoe and her tribal communities inform her scholarship.

"UCLA’s American Indians Studies M.A. program was a great stepping stone on my path towards my Ph.D. I learned hands-on research methods from stellar faculty and benefited from the American Indian Studies Center, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, and the Institute of American Cultures. I left well prepared for my graduate career and made lifelong friends. UCLA and it’s Native community always holds a special place in my heart.”
EVENTS AND NEWS
UCLA American Indian Studies Center Events

COMUNIDADES INDÍGENAS EN RESISTENCIA EN MÉXICO Y
CAMBIO SOCIAL EN CENTROAMÉRICA: 30 AÑOS DE FOTOGRAFÍA PARTICIPATIVA POR ANTONIO TUROK


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Speaker: Antonio Turok
Commentators: Shannon Speed and David Bacon
Moderator: Gaspar Rivera-Salgado

Register via Zoom:

https://bit.ly/3A3O7hy


Tuesday
October 12, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (PDT)


 

Indigenous Peacemaking at the Intersection of Law and Culture 
Guest Speaker:
Brett Lee Shelton (Oglala Sioux Tribe) Attorney, Native Americans Rights Fund


Location: Law School Room 1314 (UCLA students, faculty and staff only)

Recording will be available after the event.
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