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Board Meeting at Kidwische

Board meeting at Kidiwische Corner in Topanga: Diana Terrazus, Peter Weiss, JoAnn Semon, Sharon Yazzie, Valena Dismukes, Kat High, and Scott Andrews

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Board Meeting at the Autry

AISFSC board meeting at the Autry :  Sharon Yazzie (former boardmember), JoAnn Semon – current boardmember, Dwight Youpee, long time boardmember, Peter Weiss – long time member & treasurer, Valena Dismukes, Diana Terrazus (former member), and Kat High, hiding in … Continue reading

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2017 Recipients

First round of 2017 scholarship recipients: Theresa Stewart – UCLA PhD in Education final semester, Karolyn King – USC film and media, Cy Scott – Cal State Dominguez Hills, and R. Roman Loera – Antelope Valley College. Congratulations to these … Continue reading

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Valena Dismukes

VALENA BROUSSARD DISMUKES Artist’s Biography Valena Broussard Dismukes, of African, Choctaw, and European heritage, is a Los Angeles based photojournalist with a special interest in portrait, travel, and street photography. She serviced as a teacher, department head, and mentor teacher … Continue reading

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Tending the Wild

Finally! The KCET/Autry documentary – Tending the Wild – will premier of KCET on Friday, Feb 7. It will run often during the month of Feb – or you can see the doc – and the mini docs on different … Continue reading

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Kat High

Kat High is a Native Californian of Hupa descent. She serves as the Chair of the American Indian Scholarship Fund of Southern California, and served as the Director and Program Coordinator for the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center for over … Continue reading

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D Dwight Youpee

Former Student Affairs Officer UCLA American Indian Studies After 22 years of service overall at UCLA, Dwight Youpee has since retired as Student Affairs Officer of UCLA American Indian Studies. Prior to his position at American Indian Studies, Dwight was … Continue reading

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2014 Recipients

Sarita McGowen, Sharon Bessler.

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2013 Recipients

Sarita McGowen, Pauline Alvarez, Alexis Duro, Susan Quinonez, Melissa Lewis-Raymond, Pauline Alvarez, Kristen Meadows, Jessica Delgado, Dakota Safford.

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2012 Recipients

Sharon Yazzie, Michelle Welch, Rudy Whiteshield, Dora Tso, Sarita McGowen, Bambi Black

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