Friday, October 6th


Know We Are Here: Native visibility in the university

As part of UC Berkeley’s Alumni & Parents Weekend at Homecoming October 6–8, 2023, Professor Andrés Cediel will be in conversation with Terria Smith, Phenocia Bauerle, Corrina Gould, and Dr. Rose Soza War Soldier.

Drawing upon the insights shared in the anthology “Know We Are Here: Voices of Native California Resistance,” edited by UC Berkeley alum Terria Smith, the panel will focus on the histories and dynamics of life in Native California. The discussion will examine the resistance to colonialism through the reclamation of culture and language, and how these particular challenges play out in the university system for native students.


Terria Smith, Writer and Editor
Terria Smith is a tribal member of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians. She serves as the editor of News From Native California, a quarterly magazine devoted to the vibrant cultures, art, languages, histories, social justice movements, and stories of California’s diverse Indian peoples. Terria is also the director of California Indian Publishing at Heyday. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association and an alumna of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Phenocia Bauerle, Director Native American Student Development, UC Berkeley
Phenocia Bauerle is the Director of Native American Student Development and the Native Community Center at UC Berkeley, where she works to support Native students in their personal and educational pursuits, and enact institutional transformation. A member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) tribe, she is a sixth generation descendant of Sits in the Middle of the Land, and a fifth generation descendant of Mountain Chief (Piegan). She had the privilege of working with her grandfather on editing a collection of Crow stories, The Way of the Warrior: Stories of the Crow People. She serves on the Chancellor’s Native American Advisory Council, and is the vice-chair of the UC President’s Native American Advisory Council where she chairs the Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention Working Group. She has served on the UC Berkeley NAGPRA committee since 2018.

Corrina Gould, Chair and Spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan; Co-Director, Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, and Co-Founder and Lead Organizer, Indian People Organizing for Change.
Corrina Gould (Lisjan Ohlone) is the Tribal Chair for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan Nation— she was born and raised in Oakland, CA, the village of Huichin. A mother of three and grandmother of four, Corrina is the Co-Founder and Lead Organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, a small Native run organization that works on Indigenous people issues and sponsored annual Shellmound Peace Walks from 2005 to 2009. These walks brought about education and awareness of the desecration of sacred sites in the greater Bay Area. As a triballeader, she has continued to fight for the protection of the Shellmounds, uphold her nation’sinherent right to sovereignty, and stand in solidarity with her Indigenous relatives to protect oursacred waters, mountains, and lands all over the world.

Her life’s work has led to the creation of Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, a women-led organization within the urban setting of her ancestral territory of the Bay Area. Sogorea Te’ Land Trust work to return Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Based on an understanding that Oakland is home to many peoples that have been oppressed and marginalized, Sogorea Te works to create a thriving community that lives in relation to the land. Through the practices of rematriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration, the Land Trust calls on native and non-native peoples to heal and transform legacies of colonization, genocide, and to do the work our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.

Dr. Rose Soza War Soldier, Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University
Dr. Rose Soza War Soldier, Mountain Maidu/Cahuilla/Luiseño, is an enrolled member of Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians. She completed a B.A. degree in History with a double minor in Political Science and Social/Ethnic Relations at UC Davis and earned a Ph.D. in History with an emphasis in American Indian History from Arizona State University. She is a Sacramento State assistant professor in the Ethnic Studies department with an emphasis in Native American Studies. Her research and teaching focus on twentieth-century American Indian activism, social and cultural history, politics, education, and social justice. She has published chapters in Ka’m-t’em: A Journey Toward Healing and Introduction to Ethnic Studies.

Andrés Cediel, Professor and Documentary filmmaker
Andrés Cediel is an Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker and frequent contributor to the PBS program FRONTLINE, where his work has focused on the abuse of immigrant women and children on the job and in detention. His film “Shellmound” documented how the Bay Street Mall in Emeryville was built on top of a native burial ground, and he is currently developing a film with the Jingle Dress Project, which promotes art and healing while raising awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. He received a BA in Anthropology from Brown University and a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley, where he is a Professor-in-Residence.



The Native American Student Development office (NASD) at UC Berkeley


Banatao Auditorium

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If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact lia.swindle@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

Metered street parking is available in the commercial blocks of Euclid Ave, Hearst Ave and Ridge Rd.


This is a FREE event.
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