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.


Join us on May 17th from 11am to 5pm for discussions on:

Nailing the Balls to the Wall: Que(e)rying Indigenous Genders
Discussion Leaders Daniel Heath Justice and Sarah Hunt

Indigenous Masculinities and Traditions
Discussion Leader Brendan Hokowhitu

How do We Make This Work: Moving From Theory to Practice
Discussion Leader Robert Alexander Innes

In addition, a presentation by ‘Aha Kāne

Also book launch for Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacy, Identities, & Regeneration

Moderator: Kim Anderson

Location: Hālau o Haumea, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

RSVP BY MAY1, 2015 to Won Choi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Wellness & Healing: Indigenous Innovations & Alaska Native Research

The Alaska Native Studies Council invites submissions from all fields related to Indigenous and Alaska Native Studies, especially those that focus on the conference theme. Alaska Native research provides transformative models and solutions relevant to business, wellness and healing, artwork, and other essential cultural traditions. This conference invites practitioners & researchers to share and strategize initiatives for moving our communities forward. Alaska Natives are at the forefront in the areas of business, health care, art and recognition of Elder knowledge. Our Alaska Native peoples have been living on their homeland since time immemorial, and continue to practice their traditional values.
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Is anybody willing to share a room at the Ala Moana (conference) hotel at NAISA 2016? I plan on arriving on May 17 and checking out on May 22, but you can stay for as many days you wish.
Please, let me know very soon at , as I would like to make a reservation as soon as possible.
[I apologize for using the Blog for this kind of communication, but it is the only way I know to reach NAISA people.]

Simone (male...I often get mistaken for woman)
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Applicants Sought for Editorial Board of the academic journal, Native American and Indigenous Studies

Deadline: March 1, 2016 or until Board is named

NAIS seeks applicants for editorial board members.  The term of service is four years.  More information about the journal may be found at

Scope of NAIS: NAIS is a blind/peer reviewed scholarly journal published two times a year by the University of Minnesota Press.

Qualification and requirements of candidates: Key qualities sought for the position of editorial board members: an established record of scholarship in Native and Indigenous studies, including strong awareness of the worldwide scope of Indigenous studies; commitment to actively serving in an advisory capacity to the editors and to furthering their vision of the Journal and fulfilling its mandate; and willingness to take up various duties appropriate to the role of editorial board, including (at the editor’s discretion) the assessment of manuscripts.  Candidates must be members in good standing of NAISA, and maintain their membership for the duration of the appointment.

The applications packet should include:

  • Cover letter providing information about the applicant’s qualifications.
  • Curriculum vita.

All application packets (in PDF format) should be sent to:

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The American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University
welcomes applications for the 2016-2017 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in
American Indian Studies.

The fellowship award provides office space, access to Michigan State
University's outstanding library and computing facilities, connections
with American Indian Studies Program faculty, benefits for the year, and
a substantial stipend.

Applicants must be finished with all doctoral work but the dissertation,
actively working in American Indian Studies, and committed to a career
in Native Studies. It is expected that the Fellow will complete the
dissertation during the award year. Applicants may be pursuing the Ph.D.
degree in any discipline or area offered at Michigan State University.

The successful applicant will be required to teach one course and will
affiliate with a department or program in one of the university's
colleges, as well as participate in activities of the American Indian
Studies Program. The Fellow must reside in the East Lansing, Michigan
area for the duration of the fellowship. Final award pending//university
budget approval.

*Award Period:* MSU Fiscal Year, July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017

*Application Deadline:* February 29, 2016

*Application Requirements:*

- Complete contact information, including e-mail, phone, and address
- Cover letter detailing background, coursework, training and future
plans in American Indian Studies, including any work with Native groups,
organizations, or communities.
- Curriculum Vita
- 5 to 10 page dissertation proposal
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- 3 letters of support from faculty on doctoral committee; one should be
from your chair, indicating your ability to complete the dissertation by
the end of the award period.

*Applications should be sent to:*

Dr. Dylan Miner
Snyder Hall Room C230j
362 Bogue St
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Questions should be sent to:*

Dr. Dylan Miner
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