Celebrating Native American Heritage Month at USC
The war chief who became a peace chief
The Center for International and Public Affairs now bears the name of the late Native American historian and renowned chief of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation, who earned his master’s degree at USC.
“I live in two worlds: the Indian world and the white world. There is a middle line that joins those two worlds together. … I walk that line and take what’s good from both.”Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow
Native American Heritage Month Event at USC
Native American Heritage Month Spotify Playlist
A playlist curated by USC’s Native American Student Assembly to celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
USC News Stories
- More than 175 people attend USC’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month.
- Outlawing controlled burns didn't work. As demand for prescribed fire increases across California, experts explore traditional and modern methods for building wildfire resilience in a burning world.
- New USC research exploring the pandemic experiences of the Navajo Nation and the Klamath Tribes underscores the need for the U.S. to honor tribal water rights that have been legally recognized — but never delivered on — for over a century.
- Social work doctoral candidate Erika Salinas keeps the connection to her Native community at the forefront of her work. As National Native American Heritage Month continues through Wednesday.
- Buu Van Nygren earned an EdD in organizational change and leadership from USC Rossier in 2021.
- The president honors the Native American author, historian and war hero, whose legacy of fostering connections among cultures aligns with the purpose of the Center for International and Public Affairs.
Voices Across Campus
Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples
Watch the videos from the 2022 conference hosted by USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research.
Alum helps save a vanishing language
Patwin, spoken by Native Californians for hundreds of years, is severely endangered. USC Dornsife alumnus Lewis Lawyer is bringing it back.
USC celebrates Indigenous People’s Day
Students share their thoughts about the evolution of the holiday and its origins as a day of celebration for Christopher Columbus.
Mapping project reveals L.A.’s indigenous past
USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute offers a detailed, first-of-its-kind look at the region’s natural ecology before European settlers arrived.
Tribal Sovereignty Run at USC
Watch as the National Congress of American Indians’ Sovereignty Run from Oklahoma to Sacramento stopped for a lap around USC Felix Field on Oct 23, 2022.
L.A. Skins Fest presents Native American Short Film Showcase
USC hosted a premiere and conversation of Native American short films at the Norris Cinema Theater.
Native American Student Assembly
USC’s home for Native American Students, an assembly of USC Undergraduate Student Government. #AskANative!
Native American & Pasifika Lounge
Visit Student Union Room 405, a culturally-affirming lounge for Native American and Pasifika students.
Explore Native American & Indigenous Studies
Browse through books, articles, images and more related to Native American history from USC Libraries.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with USC
- Use the USC Native American Heritage Month digital graphics
- Add your events to the USC Event Calendar. Use the tag NHM to be included in the calendar channel
- Join USC’s Native American Heritage Month programming committee. Contact Maria Romero-Morales, assistant chief diversity officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org