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Linda Rose Locklear

Professor-American Indian Studies/Sociology

Palomar  College

760-744-1150 ext. 2426


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Education - Ms. Locklear received a B.A. from San Diego State University in Sociology with a minor in Anthropology. She received an M.S. at San Diego State University in Counseling Psychology and an MA in Sociology from University of California San Diego.  She is a consultant and lecturer on contemporary Indian issues for schools and organizations.  Ph.D. work in sociology at the University of California, San Diego and Tribal Law classes at UCLA. Her research interest are  ethnographic\documentary film on American Indians, Tribal Courts  and American Indian Identity.

Spring 2009  Teaching Schedule

Introduction to American Indian Studies                                                                            Tuesday/Thursday           9:30-10:50 am            SU - 19

AIS 125 American Indians Today                                                                                        Online

AMS/SOC/MCS   Race, Class, and Ethnic Relations in American   -Two sections         Online

Late Start Classes  March 30  FAST Track II

AIS 165  American Indian Women                                                                                       Online

AMS/SOC/MCS       Race, Class, and Ethnic Relations in American                                Online

Office Hours Spring 2009

Tuesday and Thursday  11am to  2 pm  and by appointment

Virtual office hours -arranged


Fall 2008 Sabbatical

During my fall 2008 sabbatical, I did research on the growing system of tribal courts, a subject of increasing importance in Indian Country.  I took classes in the Tribal Legal Systems Education Law Program at UCLA.  This series of courses presented in cooperation with UCLA Native Nations Law and Policy Center, and the Tribal Law and Policy Institute of Project Peacemaker.  I taught a Hybrid class at SDSU and participated in training thru the National Indian Justice Center on tribal courts and tribal law. I will be teaching a half unit course  Fall - October 3, 2009:

Tribal Courts in Southern California: Facts, Fiction and Function

This workshop will introduce information about the policies and function of the new Inter–Tribal Court used by the eighteen tribes in San Diego County.  The tribes are unique both in their historical relationship to the region and in their contemporary exercise of tribal sovereignty and self-determination. This workshop will help students understand the government-to-government relationships tribes have with state and federal governments, with a special emphasis on the role of the court.

Intertribal Courts of Southern California 

 Contact Information:

          Leave message on my voice mail at Palomar    760-744-1150 ext. 2426

         e-mail:   llocklear@palomar.edu

Current and On-Going Projects

American Indian Symposium

Vancouver Trip to Set Up an Exchange Program

During My  SABBATICAL of Spring 2002


     During my Spring 2002 sabbatical I worked in four areas: Did research on the topic of mixed tribal identity, researched  other American Indian Studies departments, trained for an on-line class, participate in creative activities involving the Southern California Tribal Digital Village project and the California Indian Conference.  This research included the following activities:

 A.  Mixed tribal identity:  I plan to travel to several Indian reservations, two tribal community colleges and three to five four-year institutions to conduct interviews. I will tape record or videotape five to ten interviews with college students and faculty as well as tribal members. The interviews will focus on the issue of tribal identity as it relates to Indians of mixed heritage – both racial and tribal. This issue involves several important political and legal implications for American Indians today. The results of this research will be included in future courses such as AMS/MCS 200 Race, Class and Ethnic Relations and my AIS American Indians Today class.    

 B.  Preparation and transfer requirements:  Relying on interviews with students and faculty as well as observing classes and participating in activities, I will study the American Indian Studies programs at four-year institutions with the aim of determining how to best prepare Palomar students who transfer into these programs. The objective here is to discover whether or not the content of our curriculum and certificate program meets the needs of students.

 C.  Southern California tribal Digital Village.   As a member of the core implementation team, I will participate in building programs using technology and technological knowledge which will benefit local Indian Reservations. This will require my collaboration with staff from UCSD, SDSU, and DQU, as well as tribal communities. 

D. Preparation and training for and On-line Class.  I took  the three Blackboard classes taught by Academic Technology in April 2002 and prepared AIS 125 to be taught on-line in Fall 2002.

 E.  California Indian Conference.  The AIS department will host the CIC Conference at Palomar College, October 10, 11 & 12. I will serve on the planning committee for this event.

     California Indian Conference 


College Links

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Truths and Lies About Columbus

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 AIS 125  American Indians Today-Online Class

AMS/SOC/MCS/ 200 Race Class and Ethnic Groups Online

Overview of Ethnicity and Race

Other Links of  Interest

           Indian Country Today

          Native American Public Telecommunication   

American Indian News - IndianZ

Indian Circle

Shea's Native Place

Lumbee Culture

California Indian Educational Network

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