Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

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Call for Book Chapters

Edited Volume: Indigenous Interfaces: Spaces, Social Networks & Indigenous Identities in Latin America

Globalization has accelerated the transformation of everything, including culture, as a resource (Yúdice 2003). This situation calls for a complex negotiation of cultural reproduction and identity and, in the case of Latin American indigenous communities, these dynamics are set into motion in a transnational arena. Indigenous Interfaces addresses the many ways that indigenous communities have tapped into global markets through new technologies, especially social media, and have established transnational connections. It further considers how these communities have used multiple resources, including funding from international organizations and international volunteers, to create a niche in cyberspace. The volume will highlight the ways that indigenous peoples have put globalization at their behest, ultimately promoting the visibility of indigenous peoples, the economic viability of their communities and the continuity of our/their traditions. The volume will break new ground in the field of Indigenous cultural studies by bringing identity and technology into dialogue in the context of globalization. Contributions to the volume will examine the many manifestations of these concepts and will cover ground on many issues, including:

- indigenous media/communications theory

- grassroots movements

- cultural sustainability

- entrepreneurship

- cultural & eco-tourism

- youth cultures

- gender & sexuality

- oral histories and literary traditions

- experimental film

- fiber arts & visual arts

- languages in contact and language shift

- indigenous media industry & markets

- indigenous performance on virtual platforms

- leisure & social class

- agro-export & service economies

- indigenous intellectual networks

- indigeneity in video gaming

- GIS, drones and surveillance

SUBMISSIONS: Please email your proposal (Title, 200-300-word abstract in English or Spanish), and author's CV as electronic attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Dec. 15, 2016. You will receive a confirmation of receipt within one week of submission. Your first draft (5000 to 6000 words, including footnotes and bibliographical references) will be due on March 1, 2016 and will then undergo blind review. If accepted, you will then be asked to provide a final draft by July 1, 2017.
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Call for Applicants to Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research
The School for Advanced Research (SAR), with the generous support of Lannan Foundation, will begin seeking applicants for the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence fellowship on November 15, 2016. 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, January 9. For more information and to access our online application system, please visit and click on the Programs link or call Maria Spray at 505-954-7237.
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Water rights in the context of standing rock and the current situation on the Navajo Nation.
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Close to one billion people (15% of the global population) live with some form of disability. Aging, chronic health issues and mental health disorders are major factors contributing to disability around the globe. Yes, these individuals are disproportionately disadvantaged globally in economic and employment opportunities. Thus, it is now critical to address these far-reaching global disability issues proactively together.

The 2017 SUDI Conference will address a number of issues related to the nexus between disability, economic development and sustainability; ranging from social entrepreneurship, enabling environments, education, technology and innovations, to the design of policies and strategies aimed at increasing the economic inclusion and quality of life of people with disabilities. The conference will bring together policy-makers, academics, business representatives, and NGOs/DPOs serving individuals with disabilities to discuss and elaborate on proposals to more effectively channel policies and strategies to address the economic and employment and quality of life needs of people with disabilities in indigenous communities.

The 2017 SUDI Conference main theme will address inclusive and equitable economic development and employment strategies for disadvantaged indigenous populations. Indigenous peoples with disabilities tend to experience a number of barriers to achieve higher levels of quality of life and income. SUDI strongly believes that there is a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders to build an inclusive, equitable, society and economy that can lift disabled peoples out of poverty and into economic self-sufficiency. As stated by Professor Stephen W. Hawking: “Disability need not to be an obstacle to success.”
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Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Regina invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor position for the nomination of a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice, commencing 1 January 2018. The successful candidate will have a PhD and a strong record of research accomplishment (as evidenced by publications and research grants) in any relevant social sciences and humanities.

The Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice will focus on Indigenous issues in the international context and will be concerned with Indigenous cultural, economic and political demands, rights, and aspirations from the perspective of global social justice. Not only does this area of research seek to investigate the global connections of historical and contemporary challenges experienced by Indigenous peoples around the world, it also recognizes and engages Indigenous peoples as both active agents and claimants of international rights. The perspective of global social justice expands the scope of intellectual inquiry beyond state-bound social justice and international justice between states; it investigates the structures of power and domination that operate simultaneously from the local to the global levels. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated knowledge of North American Indigenous perspectives and issues. The candidate will be a leader in building interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects or partnerships that contribute to knowledge production and mobilization in the area of Indigenous Peoples and Global Social Justice.

The Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) are established as part of a national strategy to foster research excellence. The nominee must meet the requirements for the position of Tier 2 Chair as defined by the CRC program. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria (

The University of Regina’s Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (peyak aski kikawinaw – Together We Are Stronger) emphasizes Indigenization as a strategic priority. The Faculty of Arts is committed to taking initiatives in meeting the objective of Indigenization in accordance with the University’s Strategic Plan. The Faculty of Arts is home to about 100 full-time faculty members in fourteen departments and seven interdisciplinary programs in social sciences and humanities. It has major research strengths in the fields of “interculturalism and identity” and “international and social justice”, which provide significant opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research relevant to the CRC’s mandate. The Community Research Unit, which is housed in the Faculty of Arts, provides support for community-engaged research. The Faculty of Arts also closely collaborates with the First Nations University of Canada. The candidate’s research program can benefit from and further contribute to this collaboration.

Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate. In addition, the Chair will receive research funding and reduced teaching load for the duration of the CRC position.

The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self identify on their application.

The deadline to receive applications is 15 November 2016. To review the full posting and to apply please see For more information on this position, please contact Dr. Rick Kleer, Dean, Faculty of Arts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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