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American Indian Writers Reading Series: Deborah Miranda

Charles E. Merrill Lounge

Deborah Miranda (Esselen/ Chumash) is the author of the poetry volumes The Zen of La Llorona (2005), Deer (2001) and Indian Cartography (1999). She will be reading and signing her new book, Bad Indians: A Memoir. This project is co-sponsored by the American Indian Resource Center, Care Council, The Departments of American Studies, Literature, and […]

American Indian Writers Series: Rain Archambeau-Marshall

Cervantes & Velasquez Room, Baytree Conference Center Bay Tree Conference Center, UC Santa Cruz, CA

Rain L. Archambeau Marshall (Yankton/Choctaw) is an attorney and professor in Native American Environmental Studies at Humboldt State University. Formerly Attorney General for the Rosebud Sioux tribe, Rain is a American Civil Liberties Union Ira Glasser Racial Justice Fellow. She will speak on civil rights in education. This project is co-sponsored by the American Indian […]

American Indian Writers Series: Rain Gomez

Ethnic Resource Lounge, Bay Tree Conference Center Bay Tree Conference Center, Santa Cruz, CA

Rain Gomez won the 2009 First Book Award in poetry for Smoked Mullet Cornbread Crawdad Memory (Mongrel Empire Press, Fall 2012). A self described “TriRacially Fluffy and Fabulous” Louisiana Méstiza,poet, academic and musician.Her critical work, “Brackish Bayou Blood: Weaving Mixed Blood Indian Creole Identity Outside the Written Record,” appears in American Indian Culture and Research […]

American Indian Writers Series: Kim Shuck

Kim Shuck (Cherokee/Sac & Fox) is a poet, weaver, educator, doer of piles of laundry, planter of seeds, traveler and child wrangler. Kim is the recipient of the Native Writers of the America's First Book Award for her 2005 book Smuggling Cherokee. She has an MFA in weaving from SFSU, and was a member of […]

Tzutu Kan: Maya Hip Hop

Kresge Town Hall

Tzutu Kan, hailing from what the Maya considered the belly button of the Universe -- Lake Atitlan in the vernal Guatemala highlands -- is a painter, sculptor, bio-builder, activist in the defense of native peoples, and hip hop artist who lays down rhymes in the ancient Mayan languages of Tz'utujil, Kaqchikel, and K'ichee.   Presentation […]