Agave Roast at Tierra Miguel Organic Farm at 3:00 p.m.
Prof. Proudfit, Prof. Small and Prof. Bade’s three-way course collaborative with students and faculty harvesting and preparing agave and other California native foods. Contact email@example.com for additional information.
Two- Spirits Film and Panel located at the Clarke 113 and sponsored by USUAB, Women’s Studies and Women’s Center
Haunting and heartbreaking, the documentary Two Spirits artfully interweaves the story of the short life and brutal death of a Navajo teenager with a penetrating examination of the Native American two-spirit tradition. Two Spiritsexplores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl, the fluidity and essentially spiritual nature of gender and sexuality. Two Spirits offers an informed and insightful conversation about gender and sexuality that is anchored in traditions that were once widespread among the indigenous cultures of North America. The film explores the history of Native two-spirit people—individuals who combine the traits of both men and women with qualities that are also unique to their status as people who express multiple genders. In Navajo culture there are four genders; in other indigenous cultures there are more. And although two-spirit people were once celebrated in many tribes, today they find their traditions and even their existence in Native history denied or denigrated, and this heritage is in danger of being entirely lost.
“Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Critical Role Played by American Indian Women of North County San Diego.” located at the Clarke Field House, Social Justice and Equity Symposium at 11:00 a.m.
Luiseño Landscape Book Reception located at Kellogg 5400 at 5:00 p.m.
Last spring Prof. Proudfit, Prof. Small and Prof. Bade’s classes spring embarked on an ambitious project to produce a new collaborative book highlighting the University-Tribal collaboration, the involvement of our students with the activities of local Native American communities, and the very engaged and meaningful learning experience offered to students in our classes via working and research fieldtrips to local communities where we are received and educated by tribal representatives. Last spring, art, anthropology, political science, and sociology students worked with the Rincon, Pauma, Pechanga, and San Luis Rey Bands of Lusieño Indians to produce the book titled Luiseño Landscapes. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view this book at the following link: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1860752
Tukwut Courtyard, American Indian Graduation/Honoring Ceremony held at 12:00 p.m.
September 21 - California Indian Days - Ishi: A Story of Dignity, Hope and Courage. (100 year Anniversary)
In celebration of California Indian Days, Nicole Myers-Lim, J.D. (Pomo) Executive Director of the California Indian Museum & Cultural Center &Staff Attorney, National Indian Justice Center, presents Ishi: A Story of Dignity, Hope and Courage. Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, was discovered in Oroville, California 100 years ago. Ishi is still known to millions of school children and the general public throughout California and the world as the “last Yahi” through numerous, mainly non-Native depictions in books and documentaries. This film seeks to enrich and expand the story of Ishi and build upon the public’s awareness and appreciation of California Indian history. The accompanying lecture will examine Native American perspectives of Ishi’s legacy including historical myths and contemporary issues of repatriation.
CSUSM ARTS 240 6-8pm