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.



Published by the Indigenous Research & Engagement Unit, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

The International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies is a fully refereed international journal published twice each year.

Indigenous peoples from around the world share common experiences of colonisation and have been involved in the struggle for self-determination at the global level. Our collective politics have been shaped by our intellectual traditions which inform our work within the academy. The International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies offers a virtual intellectual space for the dissemination of international scholarship from scholars across disciplines that include the Humanities, Social Sciences, 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, review essays and book reviews from a variety of disciplines.
As a refereed journal with distinguished scholars across a range of disciplines on the editorial board, the quality of accepted submissions will be of the highest standard. The journal offers scope for critical international engagement and debate by bringing together emergent and ground breaking research in the field of Critical Indigenous studies from around the globe.

The International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies welcomes articles and book reviews. Please view the submission guidelines at
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Call for Papers: Essays on The Indigenous Everyday

Your auntie dies and you get a letter from the Secretary of the Interior—who knew they cared? You have a fantasy of punching—no, scalping—that guy in the PTA who just said to you: “I have Indian blood too, but not enough to get money.” Once again, you draw the unhappy chore at a cocktail party of explaining what was not cool about Buffalo Soldiers, President Lincoln, and The Revenant. Also not cool: naming a dog “Denali.” Like everyone else, you go home for the holidays. But you also go home for ceremonies to grieve the losses of the last two centuries: relatives lost in battlefields, museums, boarding schools. You say the Lord’s Prayer in your Native language because you can. Not because you believe it. Or maybe you do.
What is your riff on The Indigenous Everyday? How does history live and breathe and sometimes completely ruin the ordinary stuff of life? What do you wish non-Natives understood about indigenous experience, history and culture—the good, the bad, and the absurdly beautiful? What riffs do you tell your friends to get you through? How do you, in Charlie Hill’s words, “turn poison into medicine”?
Our proposed essay collection, I [Heart] Nixon: Essays on the Indigenous Everyday, seeks complete manuscripts of creative nonfiction—personal essays, riffs, mixed-genre pieces and prose poems—that reveal the quotidian pain and ordinary beauty of indigenous life today. We aim for a collection that deftly incorporates humor, history, and individual voice from a range of writers. We invite submissions from writers in the United States, Canada, and the indigenous Pacific. When applicable, submissions should include a short bibliography “For Further Reading” at the end of the piece, as we aim to market this collection to high school, university, and popular readers. No in-text citations, please! The publisher will be announced later this fall.
Complete manuscripts should be formatted double-spaced, one-inch margins, in 12-point Times New Roman font.
Complete manuscripts are due May 15, 2017.
Send manuscripts to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Questions? Contact Beth H. Piatote and Philip J. Deloria, co-editors, I [Heart] Nixon: Essays on the Indigenous Everyday, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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The American Philosophical Society Library in Philadelphia seeks applicants for a one-year, residential fellowship to assist in the completion of doctoral dissertation research. Research projects must pertain to Native American history, anthropology, linguistics, cultural revitalization, and related fields.

This 12-month fellowship is intended for an advanced Ph.D. student working toward the completion of the dissertation. The caliber of the project, and evidence that the project will be completed in a timely manner, are the two most important criteria for selection. The selection committee will also take into consideration the need to be at the APS Library and other research institutions in the Philadelphia area.

A stipend of $25,000 for twelve months will be awarded to the successful applicant, who will also have an affiliation with the APS Library’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research.

Applicants will submit:
• C.V.,
• Dissertation proposal,
• A sample chapter from their dissertation not to exceed 25 double-space pages,
• A cover letter that discusses the current status of the dissertation and description of the work proposed to be completed on the fellowship, and
• Contact information for three people who will submit confidential letters of reference.

Full details are available at the application webpage ( All application materials will be submitted online.

Deadline: January 15, 2017. Notifications will be sent in April 2017. Visit the application webpage for all details pertaining to the fellowship and its conditions.

Long-Term fellowships are also available in Early American history and in the history of science. Applicants to the long-term fellowship whose work may overlap in these fields are encouraged to apply to these programs as well. Please visit APS Library Fellowships page ( for information on all programs.

One- to three-month, short-term resident fellowships are also offered for scholars at all stages of their careers within any field of study which can be supported by the collections of the APS Library. Please visit for an explanation of the short-term program and its conditions.
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The Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory is hosting a conference on Decolonizing and Indigenizing Philosophy.  I am a member of the APA Committee on Indigenous Philosophy, a co-editor of the Indigenous philosophy newsletter, and serve as the Diversity Chair for the organization and the conference.  There are two other past members/associated faculty on the program committee.  We conceive of philosophy broadly and invite you all to submit to the conference.  We will be accepting both traditional academic and Indigenous presentations.  I am requesting philosophical contributions in the form of songs, dance, spoken word, powerpoint, etc.  Please consider spending some time with us in the wonderful Clearwater, Fl location!  I am including the link to the call for papers below:

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A group of students and faculty have been working to condemn the anonymous Canary Mission website and its blacklisting of students they have identified on the basis of their support for Palestinian rights.

A letter is circulating for faculty to sign onto, to oppose these tactics: .
The CM website slanders students who voice even mild support for Palestinian human rights, labeling them as extremist, anti-Semitic, and sympathetic to terrorism. The site has constructed a blacklist of nearly 500 students, and in just the past six weeks, they added 112 students. CM also harasses students through social media, sometimes sending out hourly tweets.

The group, organized and led by students facing attacks, surveyed a sample of 70 students from across the nation who have been targeted by the site. One-third of the students said Canary Mission is the number one result when their name is googled. Students described feeling “incredibly anxious” about graduate school applications due to CM, and concern about the responses of employers. CM has contacted 30 employers during what another student described as its “Twitter rampages.” Students worry that, due to CM blacklisting, their support for Palestinian rights could have unwarranted, far-reaching repercussions for school, work, housing, and travel.

They are building towards a media blast as part of our campaign and are hoping for a Sept. 19 launch. Please consider signing the letter.
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