UCLA Indian Studies Director Angela Riley Open Letter to No Doubt

Here:

Open Letter No Doubt

An excerpt:

We commend No Doubt, Interscope, and Supersonic for making the decision to pull the “Looking Hot” video immediately from the Internet upon learning of the overwhelming response from the Native community. We also want to make clear that, while No Doubt’s apology claimed to have consulted “Native American studies experts at the University of California,” to our knowledge, no such person from UCLA was consulted about the video prior to its release. Nevertheless, in furtherance of our educational and collaborative mission, we extend to you an invitation to engage with the American Indian Studies Center and the Los Angeles Indian community, as we see this unfortunate incident as presenting an opportunity for growth and mutual understanding.

Lots of screen shots from this video here.

A sampling:

UCLA American Indian Studies Job Posting

American Indian Studies Program

Academic Coordinator

General Summary

Responsible for providing program-wide support for undergraduate and graduate student affairs in the American Indian Studies Inter-departmental Program (AIS-IDP) including: supporting chair and faculty in the academic instructional program; curricular initiatives, and ongoing assessment of student learning outcomes. The position is responsible for academic advising and will work in collaboration with the Retention of American Indians Now (RAIN) project on the retention efforts for American Indian undergraduate and graduate students.

The Academic Coordinator will seek new ways to strengthen and coordinate campus/community partnerships in support of American Indian students and develop new strategies that respond to the ongoing needs of students.

Reporting to the Chair of the AIS-IDP, the Academic Coordinator oversees and implements a variety of academic and student support initiatives. In addition, the Academic Coordinator will meet regularly with the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advising, the Director of the American Indian Studies Center, and the Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity.  In addition, the Academic Coordinator will meet regularly with American Indian Student Association (AISA), RAIN, American Indian Recruitment (AIR), and with the UCLA American Indian Undergraduate Task Force.

The duties of the Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:

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UCLA American Indian Studies Academic Coordinator

American Indian Studies Program

Academic Coordinator

General Summary

Responsible for providing program-wide support for undergraduate and graduate student affairs in the American Indian Studies Inter-departmental Program (AIS-IDP) including: supporting chair and faculty in the academic instructional program; curricular initiatives, and ongoing assessment of student learning outcomes. The position is responsible for academic advising and providing strategic direction for retention efforts of American Indian students, in partnership with Retention of American Indians Now (RAIN).  The Academic Coordinator will seek new ways to strengthen and coordinate campus/community partnerships in support of American Indian students and develop new strategies that respond to the ongoing needs of students.

Reporting to the Chair of the AIS-IDP, the Academic Coordinator oversees and implements a variety of academic and student support initiatives. In addition, the Academic Coordinator will meet regularly with the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advising, the Director of the American Indian Studies Center, and the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Diversity.  In addition, the Academic Coordinator will meet regularly with American Indian Student Association (AISA), RAIN, American Indian Recruitment (AIR), and with the UCLA American Indian Undergraduate Task Force.

The duties of the Coordinator include, but are not limited to, the following:

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