The Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association/NAISA is proud to announce the appointment of joint candidates Professors Jean O'Brien (White Earth Ojibwe, University of Minnesota) and Robert Warrior (Osage, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) as the inaugural Co-Editors for the new journal Native American & Indigenous Studies. O'Brien and Warrior bring a wealth of professional experience, intellectual leadership, and substantial institutional resources to the inaugural editorial office for NAIS. The journal will be published by the University of Minnesota Press.
NAISA Council also wishes to thank the colleagues who invested time and energy in applying for the position of Editor. The strong candidate pool, we believe, bodes well for the position of this new journal in attracting strong and innovative scholarship in international Indigenous studies.
O'Brien and Warrior are leading scholars, authors, and mentors in the fields of Native Studies, and bring experience in program leadership and program development to the journal. In addition to their impressive academic and professional strengths, Professors O'Brien and Warrior distinguished their application with an outstanding suite of institutional resources. Support in the form of office space and Research Assistant positions has been pledged by the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. As a new journal, NAIS is fortunate to count on the leadership of two extraordinary scholars as well as the support of their respective departments and universities.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Warrior and Dr. O'Brien as Co-Editors! Stay posted to the NAISA website for further developments, including appointment of an Editorial Board, and announcements soliciting peer reviewers as well as manuscripts.
K. Tsianina Lomawaima
NAISA President 2012-2013