One hundred pounds of California coastal flowers fill the sacred land’s space. Talks of potential ceremonial housing are ongoing.
Tag: American Indian Studies
This 10-minute podcast goes over the extensive history of American Indians at Long Beach State.
After months of deliberation, the campus community has finally decided to move an iconic statue that students have walked past at Long Beach State for 51 years, in response to a growing argument that Prospector Pete may be a symbol of genocide. Adding to this change will be a campus-wide[Read More…]
The Prospector Pete mascot was the topic of debate at this week’s Associated Students Inc. Senate meeting Wednesday. According to ASI senators, indigenous students have been fighting for the school to dissociate from the Gold Rush era since the ’70s and the statue has served as a painful reminder for[Read More…]
On the walls of Liberal Arts 5, yellow posters pile up like tiles a few feet behind Prospector Pete. The famous 49er mascot, which has recently been a topic of contention among members of the campus community, was eclipsed by the colorful pieces of paper that read “I appreciate and[Read More…]
American Indian Studies professor Craig Stone handed four graduates an eagle feather that was blessed and sung over while a multigenerational group — featuring elder gentlemen and a young boy — beat a large drum in unison. “If you take these feathers and you pray with them, they will help[Read More…]