Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.


The School for Advanced Research will begin accepting applications for 2016-2017 Resident Scholar fellowships on September 1, 2015.

Nine-month Resident Scholar Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have completed their research and analysis in the social sciences, humanities, and Native arts and who need time to reflect, debate, and write. We offer two fellowships specifically for Native and Indigenous scholars.
The tenure runs from 9/1/16 to 5/31/17 and includes a stipend and low-cost housing.

The deadline for application is November 2, 2015.

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The 2nd Alaska Native Studies Journal is now available on ScholarWorks@UA - please use the following link to access:
"Growing our own: Indigenous research, scholars, and education"

Poetry Reading in English and Keresan by Max Early

Max Early of Laguna Pueblo, prize-winning Santa Fe Indian Market potter and currently the Lannan Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at the School for Advanced Research, will read his original poetry in English and his native Keresan on Tuesday, July 28 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 107 West Barcelona Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The reading will follow a reception at 5:30 p.m. that is free and open to the public.

According to Early, the Keresan language is quickly disappearing from Laguna Pueblo though attempts are being made to preserve it. A small dictionary of approximately 2,600 Keresan words exists, but it is not enough to prevent the disappearance of traditions passed down through countless generations of the Laguna people. Early is working on his second book of poetry at the School for Advanced Research in his effort to keep the Keresan language and customs alive.

Early explains, “I write poetry to preserve thoughts and prayers that seem to be gradually going away. The younger generations have lost a great deal of knowledge from stories and legends that were only told orally. I write to keep these memories and moments alive for the next generations. ”

Max Early has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico and has been writing for eight years. He is also a well-known, award-winning potter whose work can be seen at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the New Mexico State Fair, and many local galleries in Santa Fe.

For more information, please call 505-954-7237.

Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, LACES
Volume 10, Issue 1, 2015
Special Issue: Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy in Latin America
Guest Editors:Tirso Gonzales & Miguel González

The focus of this special issue is on Indigenous Peoples’ experiences of autonomy in Latin America. No general comparative edited collection has yet been published in English featuring empirical research on the issue in question.

CFP: Edited Collection on Settler Colonialism

Edited collection on settler colonialism

Yu-ting Huang, UCLA
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, University of North Dakota

We seek submissions for a collection of new examinations of settler colonialism as expressed and developed through literature or other “texts” (including films, historical documents, art, architecture, music, maps, and advertisements, among other types of texts). We are particularly interested in submissions that approach these texts as articulations of transnational connections developed by ways of settler migration and/or colonial displacement.

This collection seeks to further analysis of settler colonial studies, which has in recent years been a burgeoning field that has grown to involve more than the European colonialism of the 15th-20th centuries typically covered by postcolonial studies. Though a more narrowed focus for the collection might emerge based on the submissions received, we hope for a comparative volume including a range of national traditions, geographic locations, and topical foci. We would also welcome essays that in their analysis combine different theoretical approaches with postcolonial studies.

Please send abstracts of 350-500 words with brief CV/explanation of work relevant to the topic to Rebecca Weaver-Hightower via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or snail mail or fax to the address below by August 31, 2015. We will contact authors by September 30 for more information or to express regrets. We would like completed essays by April 30 2016.

Rebecca Weaver-Hightower
Dept of English, UND
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Yu-ting Huang
Comparative Literature, UCLA
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