Native American & Indigenous Heritage Events
Join us for Celebration in 2022!


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Native American & Indigenous Heritage Month (November 1 – 30)

We wish to affirm and elevate the campus community by celebrating the diverse tapestry of intersectional identities that make us LBCC.

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  • Participants may earn flex credit for the length of each event, with a total of 6 hours maximum for multiple events.
  • Presenters may earn flex credit for double the length of each event, with a total of 6 hours maximum.

Native American Heritage Month Kickoff Event

Day/Time: Thursday, Nov. 10, 12:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: PCC Quad (In front of student union)

Join us as we kick off Native American Heritage month with drumming, dancing, singing, teach-in and food. 

Native American Heritage Month Kick Off Flyer

A Candid Conversation with the Co-Executive Producer of Reservation Dogs

Date/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM
Location: LAC, W-201 (near new pool)


Join us for a candid conversation with Co-Executive Producer of the groundbreaking FX original series “Reservation Dogs” (streaming on Hulu), MIgizi Pensoneau. Please RSVP and submit any questions you would like us to ask.

FX Reservation Dogs Event Flyer

Statistically Invisible: Native American & Indigenous Communities Overview

Day/Time: Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Location: Social Justice Intercultural Center (SJIC) – Lower Level of Building E, LAC


Join us as Gabrielino-Tongva Leaders Desiree Matinez and Cindi Alvitre guide us through local CA Native history, significant sites, forced removal/relocation, complexities of the Native identity, and outcomes of Native displacement in urban settings.

Statistically Invisible Event Flyer

“What is the weather like between your ears?” Peace Making Circles with Dr. Thomas Reed

Day/Time: Thursday, Nov. 17, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Location: Social Justice Intercultural Center (SJIC) – Lower Level of Building E, LAC

Generational trauma and Native displacement are heavy burdens to carry. Often, we do not know how to begin the healing. We are eager to present Dr. Thomas Reed, CSULB American Indian Studies Department Associate Professor. His recent dissertation on community-based research, de-colonizing healing practices and the sacred medicine wheel has transformed into LBCC’s Peace Making Circles.  

Peace-making circles promote individual and collective healing. Based on indigenous customs, Peacemaking Circles provide a safe space for honest dialogue.  


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Join us as we gather in a unique and transformative space for community healing and growth.  

  • Gatherings will occur throughout 2022-2023.  
  • These circles are open to all students, faculty and staff.  

If you require accommodations, please contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) at least 72 hours prior to the event at (562) 938-4558 or (562) 938-4833 (TTY) or If you require sign language interpreting services, please contact Stephanie Bonales at or (562) 938-4918.
If you require Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, please contact Sunita Shelly: / 562.938.4947 or Sonia Leticia Vélez: at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please note requests are based on provider availability, the more advance notice the better.