When Gayle Elliott, lecturer of interdisciplinary studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills,
shows a film to her students, she doesn’t just screen it, she invites one of the film’s stars to speak to her
class. Emmy-winning actor A Martinez starred in the 1989 “Pow Wow Highway,” and addressed students from her “Power of Myth” and Native American and Chicana/o literature classes last month. This week, she and the
department of interdisciplinary studies presented Native American poet Joy Harjo in
the Loker Student Union.