Fall Quarter 2015 Indigethanx
Indigethanx is one our annual events that many students look forward to. The
goal of this event is to provide an opportunity to rethink the Thanksgivingholiday and help educate the UCSC community about traditional Native foods.
Understanding Traditional Native American Land Stewardship
The purpose of Amah Mutsun Speaker Series is to raise awareness of issues important to Native Americans, particularly those relevant to tribes in the bay area. The speaker series board is comprised of Amah Mutsun tribal members, AIRC staff, and UCSC faculty. The Amah Mutsun Speaker series began in 2009 by American Indian Resource Center Director Dr. Dennis Tibbetts and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman, Val Lopez. A goal of the Amah Mutsun speaker series is to continue the decades long effort to strengthen the Indigenous presence at UC Santa Cruz. This is a collaborative effort between the American Indian Resource Center and the Amah Mutsun speaker series board. It is critical that this effort include the Indigenous peoples of the land as partners. The Amah Mutsun Speaker Series has brought leading researchers to campus, such as Maria Brave Heart, Joseph Gone, Sarah Deer, Jennifer Dennetdale, Deborah Miranda, Delores BigFoot and California Indian cultural experts, Ron Christman, Ron Alec, Caleen Sisk Hawk Rosales, and most language revitalization expert, and MacArthur fellow, Jessie Little Doe Baird.
Spring Quarter Drum Feast 2016
The event celebrates the songs, dances, and arts of Indigenous people in a “pan-tribal” atmosphere of fellowship, trust, respect, and empowerment. The American Indian Resource Center hosted the first Drum Feast in honor of Sophia Garcia Robles on May 24th, 2012 at Oakes Lawn. The Drum Feast brought together students, staff, faculty, and community members, including the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, the original inhabitants of Santa Cruz.