Naisa

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.

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From now until April 17, NAISA members can vote on the prizes for best first book, best subsequent book, and most thought-provoking article. Go to the "Prizes" tab on the website.
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Registration and the draft program are now available for the upcoming conference 'Brothers and Sisters in Arms: Historicising Indigenous Military Service'. The conference is being held at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia on 25-26 June 2015. Please visit the conference website on http://www.acu.edu.au/733870.
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From April 27 to May 1, there will be a vote on the NAISA website on a proposed constitutional amendment. (In order to vote, you will need to be a NAISA member and to log on to the website using the email and password you provided when becoming a member or renewing your membership.)

The Constitution currently is somewhat ambiguous as to who is responsible for actually overseeing NAISA elections. The proposed constitutional amendment is designed to make clear that the Nominations Committee oversees all aspects of the election. The proposed amendment initially was brought forward to NAISA Council by the Nominations Committee, and the Council voted to put the amendment before the membership.

The constitution currently reads as follows:
“ARTICLE V. Elections
Section 1. There shall be a Nominations Committee, whose responsibilities include: identify strong candidates from the existing membership of the Association for each office, based on the responsibilities of each office; recruit said candidates to run for office; and assemble a full slate of candidates that -- to the best of the Committee’s abilities -- represents the geographic and interdisciplinary breadth and depth of the association membership.”

The proposed change in the Constitution is to replace the above with the following:
“ARTICLE V. Elections
Section 1. There shall be a Nominations Committee, whose responsibilities include over seeing the elections process from the identification of qualified candidates to the notification of election results. More specifically the Nomination Committee’s responsibilities include: identifying strong candidates from the existing membership of the Association for each office, based on the responsibilities of each office; recruiting said candidates to run for office; and assembling a full slate of candidates that -- to the best of the Committee’s abilities -- represents the geographic and interdisciplinary breadth and depth of the association membership.”

Referendum Question: Do you accept the proposed change to the NAISA Constitution, ARTICLE V. Section 1 detailed above? YES NO.
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The NAISA 2015 local host committee is happy to announce an additional special event for the annual meeting in Washington D.C.
THE 1491s ARE COMING!!
The 1491s will perform on Saturday, June 6 at 7:30pm. This will be a free event for all registered conference attendees, but space will be limited (approx. 300 seats).
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NAISA is delighted to announce that the 2016 Annual Meeting of the association will take place in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on May 18-21.

The hosts for the meeting are the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN), Division of Research and Commercialisation at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia; and the Global Indigeneity and Reconciliation Program at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

The meeting will run from Wednesday, May 18, to Saturday, May 21, with Thursday, May 19 being dedicated to a day of service. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a number of options for working with local groups around Honolulu and the island of Oʻahu. This is an exciting opportunity to be of service while learning more about contemporary Hawaiʻi, exploring causes of vital interest in indigenous studies, and connecting with activists, artists, and scholars on Oʻahu. 

Conference sessions will be held on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus. Accommodations will be at the Ala Moana Hotel, with shuttle service throughout the day between the two locations.

Please look for updates in your email and at www.naisa.org in coming months. 

See you in Honolulu!

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