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Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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A substantive body of international scholarship, from different disciplines, has focused on researching and understanding how race has been central to the spread of empire and colonization. Beginning in the 1400s Western Europeans fastened their global expansion to the categorization, designation and ranking of human populations according to a racial hierarchy. Indigenous lands and peoples in Africa, Asia and the Pacific were made possessions, in colonizing processes of renaming, mapping, appropriating, exploiting and dispossessing. Critical Race and Whiteness research and scholarship in the USA and Canada has been central to theorizing and researching how race and whiteness functions and operates, and how both are engaged and appropriated in different geographical locations and historical moments. However, the focus has not been on these countries as specifically imperial and colonizing contexts, instead a broader approach to race and whiteness has been taken.

The imperial traces of race, however, continue to shape policies, perceptions, law and everyday practices. This conference begins an interdisciplinary conversation focusing on race, whiteness and Indigeneity within the context of settler colonialisms in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii. It offers an opportunity to participate in increasingly voluble and global conversations about the denial and significance of race, whiteness and Indigeneity in the 21st century. The conference not only introduces new theoretical developments and knowledge, it also provides researchers and policy makers with an engaging forum in which to discuss the historical and contemporary links between race, Indigeneity and whiteness. Bringing together leading national and international scholars working in Critical Race Studies, Indigenous Studies and Whiteness Studies, the conference will initiate conversations about race, Indigeneity, whiteness and their mutually constitutive relationships. The conference will feature four plenary sessions related to future directions for teaching, research and policy plus concurrent sessions and roundtable discussions.

Keynote Speakers include:
Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson (QUT)
Professor Angela Riley (UCLA)
Professor Devon Carbado (UCLA)
Professor Brendan Hokowhitu (University of Waikato)
Professor Cheryl Harris (UCLA)
Associate Professor Kim Tallbear (University of Alberta)
Professor David Roediger (University of Kansas)
Associate Professor Hokulani Aikau (University of Hawaii)
Associate Professor Shannon Speed (UCLA)
Professor Linda Tuhiwai-Smith (University of Waikato)
Professor Steve Larkin (University of Newcastle)
Professor Chris Andersen (University of Alberta)

For more information please click here: http://www.nirakn.edu.au/event/nirakn-international-conference-call-for-papers-race-whiteness-and-indigeneity/ 

 


The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites proposals for its 2017-2018 Research Fellowship Program, which fosters research involving forms of Native expression in a wide range of disciplines.

The program encourages scholars to conduct research in the Center’s collections to support significant studies in a wide range of fields and subjects such as Indian removal from the Southeast, Native journalism and journalists, late 20th century and early 21st century tribal societies and economics, literary artists, entertainment, and others. Fellowships are intended to defray travel expenses and living expenses while recipients are conducting research in the SNRC.

Recipients of research fellowships are expected to spend at least a work week conducting research at the Center. The Center requests that, following their research, research fellows send the Center a copy of the results of their research in published form whenever it appears or in unpublished form if the research is not conducted for publication. The Center also requests notice of the presentation of the research in a public forum. Recipients will be expected to conduct their research between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

Two research fellowships of $1,500 each will be offered in the 2017-2018 academic year. The most significant criteria considered in awarding a fellowship are the research project's potential contribution to Native American studies and the extent to which the SNRC's collections support scholarship in a research subject. Consideration will also be given to the applicant's background and academic accomplishments if the applicant works in an academic setting. Academic affiliation, however, is not a requisite for receiving a fellowship.

An applicant should send a cover letter and a statement of the objectives of his or her project, the significance of the project, and relation of the proposed project to the applicant’s background, previous work, and future plans. Research fellowship applicants should attach a curriculum vita. Applications should be sent to SNRC Director Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications will be considered between March 1, 2017 and April 15, 2017. Awards will be made by May 1, 2017.

The American Philosophical Society Library is pleased to offer three new fellowships under a grant received from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

These opportunities are for scholars at various stages of their careers, especially Native American scholars in training, tribal college and university faculty members, and other scholars working closely with Native communities on projects. Each fellowship provides a stipend and travel funds. The application deadline for all is March 1, 2017.

Long-term Predoctoral Fellowship

  • 12-month fellowship intended for an advanced Ph.D. student. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.



Long-term Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • 12-month fellowship for post-doctoral scholars at any stage of their careers. Applications are open to scholars in all related fields and all periods of time, although preference will be given to those who have experience working with Native communities.



Digital Knowledge Sharing (DKS) Fellowships

  • Short-term fellowships aimed to encourage Digital Knowledge Sharing among scholars of the history, culture, and languages of indigenous people of North America. Open to individuals working on Native American and indigenous topics who need to do archival research at the APS Library or elsewhere in order to complete their projects.



Full details on these opportunities can be found on the fellowships webpage (https://amphilsoc.org/mellonfellowships). All applications should be submitted online by March 1, 2017.

Posted by Tsianina Lomawaima, ASU: the First Nations Development Institute has posted an RFP for the Reclaiming Native Truth Project’s effort to identify investigator-initiated research that will deepen the understanding of the breadth and impact of issues related to myths, misconceptions, stereotypes and invisibility of Native Americans. The competitive RFP is seeking researchers who can conduct an issues scan, compile case studies and develop an analysis on these issues. You can learn more about the project here: http://www.firstnations.org/nativetruth.
The deadline to submit a proposal in response to the RFP is March 2, 2017.
All questions about the RFP will be answered on a webinar at 9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Friday, February 3, 2017. To register for the webinar, please go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4845870280747851010 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Eileen Egan, Sr. Program Officer

American Indian Quarterly (AIQ) is looking for established and new scholars of Native American studies who are interested in writing book reviews. In keeping with our research agendas, AIQ also publishes reviews of multimedia publications, films/documentaries, and exhibits/installations. In order to be considered for selection as a reviewer, please contact our book review editor, Trever Holland, with a set of research goals and interests and short CV/Resume at

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American Indian Quarterly has earned its reputation as one of the dominant journals in American Indian studies by presenting the best and most thought-provoking scholarship in the field. AIQ is a forum for diverse voices and perspectives spanning a variety of academic disciplines. The common thread is AIQ’s commitment to publishing work that contributes to the development of American Indian studies as a field and to the sovereignty and continuance of American Indian nations and cultures. In addition to peer-reviewed articles, AIQ features reviews of books, films, and exhibits