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Featured Event

Cup of Culture | Powerlands

POW WOW 022Wednesday, March 8 | 6:00 PM | MCC Theater

Directed by Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, Powerlands investigates displacement of Indigenous people and devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. On this personal and political journey, she learns from Indigenous activists across three continents. Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes

Point of Pride

In 2017, the Kiy’ap’aphaniš (Our Villages) Fund, named for the Chumash villages upon which UC Santa Barbara sits, scholarship was created. It supports the educational advancement of undergraduate and/or graduate students at UCSB who are helping to advance Native American issues in their communities. The Fund supports tuition or educational fees, travel for research or academic conferences, books and supplies, or other needs associated with scholarly studies. It also supports group programming efforts or projects in keeping with the spirit of supporting the scholarship and professional advancement of the Native American student community. To learn more and fill out an application, visit http://bit.ly/ourvillages