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The Convoluted Native American Experience in California

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity


The Convoluted Native American Experience in California
A Presentation and Conversation with
Joe L. Graham, Ph.D.
Director of UCI’s American Indian Resource Program

 Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Cross-Cultural Center (Dr. White Room)

Dr. Joe L. Graham is Kawaik’kome, a person of the Pueblo of Laguna in New Mexico. He is the Director of the American Indian Resource Program (AIRP) in the Center for Educational Partnerships (CFEP) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). His doctorate was earned through the Arid Lands Resource Sciences program at The University of Arizona. His research focused on tribal college graduates’ perceptions regarding tribal utilization of subsidized academic capital, a major investment. Dr. Graham teaches a tribal economic development and nation building course in the Tribal Learning Communities Education Exchange program housed in the UCLA School of Law. He was a founding board member of the Laguna Community Foundation. In addition, Dr. Graham serves on the Board of Trustees for D-Q University, California’s only tribal college and one of the original six tribal colleges.

The event is part of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity’s Campus Conversations Series which aims to provide the campus community with opportunities to engage in dialogues about contemporary topics related to equal opportunity and diversity.

Light lunch will be served. Register through https://eee.uci.edu/signupsheet/campusconversation2

To learn more about OEOD, please go to: www.oeod.uci.edu.

Co-Sponsors: Cross-Cultural Center, Center of Educational Partnership, American Indian Student Association and Minor in Native American Studies, which is located in the School of Humanities.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm