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 Yamasee Indians: From Florida to South Carolina
April 17-18, 2015
Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

Please join us for the first conference on the history and archaeology of the Yamasee Indians. We will meet at Flagler College, just blocks away from eighteenth-century Yamasee sites in historic St. Augustine.

April 2015 marks the 300th anniversary of the Yamasee War, a war that transformed the southeast leading to the end of the Indian slave trade and the rise of the Old South. Using the tercentenary of the Yamasee War as inspiration, the conference examines the Yamasee Indians before and after the war. Presenters include: Amy Turner Bushnell, Keith Ashley, Eric C. Poplin, Chester B. DePratter, William R. Ramsey, Alex Sweeney, Jane G. Landers, Steven C. Hahn, Denise I. Bossy, Susan Parker, Amanda Hall, Andrea Paige White, and Carl D. Halbirt. The sessions will be chaired by: John E. Worth, Charles Cobb, Alan Gallay, and Gifford Waters.

Registration is $25 through April 10 and is limited to the first 120 registrants. After April 10, attendees may register for $35 at the door if spots are still available. For more information and to register, please go to:

The conference is organized by Dr. Denise I. Bossy (History Department, University of North Florida) and Dr. Chester B. DePratter (South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina). It is sponsored by the University of North Florida, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, the St. Augustine Historical Society, and Flagler College.
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The National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN) is calling for scholars working on any aspect of Indigenous or Critical Indigenous Studies to submit papers for the inaugral NIRAKN Indigenous Research Conference.
As well as seeking papers that showcase the breadth of research undertaken by Indigenous reseachers in areas such as health, education, science, history and sociology amongst others, we would also welcome papers that reflect upon the status of Indigenous research and its place within Indigenous studies.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
Professor Chad Allen, Professor of English, The Ohio State University;
Associate Professor Cora Weber-Pillwax, Education Policy Studies, University of Alberta, and Professor John Maynard, The Woolotuka Institute, University of Newcastle.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words are sought, accompanied by a biographical note about the author(s). Individual papers will follow the standard format of a twenty minute presentation. Those interested in facilitating a panel should submit a description of the panel and abstracts of all three papers together with biographical details of each author. It is expected that submitted panels will have a theme that links the three papers.
Abstracts should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30th June 2015.
Registration details for the conference will be uploaded on to the NIRAKN website at on 1 August 2015.
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The IJCIS is a fully refereed international journal published twice a year. The journal offers a virtual intellectual space for the dissemination of international scholarship from scholars across disciplines that include the Humanities, Social Science, Health Sciences, Law and Education in the field of Indigenous Studies.
As Critical Indigenous Studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field we are seeking articles and book reviews from a variety of disciplines related to but not exclusive of the following:
Indigenous sovereignty and colonisation; Indigenous people politics and rights; Indigenous people and racism; Indigenous people and the law; Indigenous visual art and performance; Indigenous methodologies and research; Indigenous literature; Indigenous health: Indigenous education: Indigenous feminisms: Indigenous queer politics and theory: Indigenous critical theory: Indigenous identity: Indigenous philosophy: Indigenous science.

As a refereed journal with distinguished scholars across a range of disciplines on the editorial board, the qulaity of the submissons will be of a high standard. The journal offers scope for critical engagment and debate by bringing together emergent and innovative research in the field of Critical Indigenous Studies from around the globe. Please send your submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or view the submission guidelines at
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Call for Applicants to Indigenous Writers Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research
The School for Advanced Research (SAR), with the generous support of the Lannan Foundation, is seeking applicants for the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to advance the work of an indigenous writer pursuing their creative project while enabling them to interact with local scholarly, artist, and Native communities. The fellowship runs from mid-June to early August and is open to writers indigenous to the United States or Canada. The fellow is provided with a $6,000 stipend, on-campus housing, studio space, supplies allowance, library support, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR.
The deadline to apply is Monday, February 16. For more information, please visit and click on the Programs link or call Maria Spray at 505-954-7237.
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Eleventh Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference 
April 16-17, 2015
University Center Annex

The purpose of the Southeast Indian Studies Conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the culture, history, art, health and contemporary issues of Native Americans in the Southeast. The conference serves as a critical venue for scholars, students and all persons interested in American Indian Studies in the region.


Proposals due Jan. 15, 2015.  For more information and a link to the CFP, go to:

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