According to Native American Rights Fund, ICWA has been recognized by child welfare experts as the standard in child welfare practice. The law has helped many Native children and families in the child welfare systems. However, the law has been challenged and that risks ICWA’s power to help Native American children.
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Indigenous activists petition CSULB to delay soil treatment plan
What the university considers a soil treatment plan, tribal leaders claim will destroy the environment.
Letter from the Editor
As one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse cities in California and the United States, the representation of this dynamic demographic is crucial to the community of Long Beach.
Moompetam American Indian Festival celebrates 18th year
Aquarium of the Pacific hosts the 18th annual Moompetam American Indian Festival, which strives to raise awareness about local indigenous communities.
Tribal groups across California join forces in fighting CSULB
As part of an ongoing battle, representatives from Native and other advocacy groups through the state have submitted a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom and California State University Board of Trustees to demand protection for Puvungna.
CSULB’s American Indian Student Council discusses loss of Pow Wow at virtual gathering
On Nov. 20, Indigenous peoples joined on Zoom to share how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their lives, including how it has affected ceremonies like Pow Wows as part of CSULB’s Native American Heritage Month Celebration.
Writer and professor Deborah Miranda explores 15 steps for decolonization for Californian Indigenous communities
Native American Heritage Month Celebration 2020 continues with its second event, featuring Deborah Miranda, a member of the Esselen and Chumash people, to discuss California missions, the history of natives in California and how to practice decolonization.
Native community continues to struggle with CSULB over Puvungna, access being restricted due to COVID-19 regulations
Native communities and Long Beach State continue to go back and forth over rights and access to the 22-acre parcel of land.
CSULB professor, Gabriel Estrada, researches the hidden history of their ancestors
The religious studies professor spent two decades traveling to Mexico to learn as much as they could about the history and language their ancestors spoke. Later developing two classes from their findings.
Beach Weekly Episode 15: A Pow Wow in retrospect
Co-hosts James Chow and Hannah Getahun go over the most recent Daily 49er special issue highlighting the 49th annual Long Beach Pow Wow. The coverage includes Samantha Diaz’s feature on the head man dancer of the event, Rachel Barnes’ article on the intergenerational traditions of American Indian tribes and Chow’s[Read More…]