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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
May 12, 2011 at 12:00 p.m., Tukwut Courtyard, American Indian Graduation/Honoring Ceremony
April 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Clarke Field House, Social Justice and Equity Symposium, “Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Critical Role Played by American Indian Women of North County San Diego.”
April 25, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Kellogg 5400. Luiseño Landscape Book Reception - 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:
March 14, 2011 at 3:00 p.m, Agave Roast at Tierra Miguel Organic Farm. Come join Prof. Proudfit, Prof. Small and Prof. Bade’s three-way course collaborative as students and faculty harvest and prepare agave and other California native foods. Contact email@example.com for additional information.
March 24-26, 2011 California Indian Conference on American Indian Education Westin Los Angeles Airport, . Please join us at the CSUSM table.
March 29, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Two- Spirits Film and Panel
Clarke 113 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.
Older Than America Film Screening
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m. Arts 240
Winona LaDuke, Native American Environmentalist & Author November 18, 2009!
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CSUSM seeks to increase awareness and sensitivity of non-Indian people to the American Indian culture through presentations, lectures, workshops and seminars both on and off the CSUSM campus.
The 2009 Dream The Impossible Native Youth Conference is about respect, culture, and education which leads to a healthier life. Themes of this conference include: respect of culture and traditions, appreciating our ancestry, healthy families, drug awareness, future goals, identifying your talents, utilizing support programs, self improvement, and team building. The conference goal is to inspire Native youth to Dream The Impossible. It was held on Saturday, April 18, 2009 on campus