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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The elections are now closed. The Nominations Committee appreciates the participation of all members throughout the nominations and election process as well as those who agreed to stand for election. Your participation is a vital aspect of NAISA’s continued success as an organization.

The election results are as follows:

President Elect:
Aroha Harris
Caskey Russell
Troy Storfjell
Nominations Committee:
Jenny Davis
Jennifer Gomez Menjivar

Nominations Committee
Danika Medak-Saltzman and Julie Reed, co-chairs
Nepia Mahuika
Niigaan Sinclair
Veronica Tawhai
Adam Gaudry

Annual Meeting


Los Angeles, California | May 17-19, 2018

The NAISA Council invites scholars working in Native American and Indigenous Studies to submit proposals for individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, or film screenings. 

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NAIS Journal

2017 NAISA Editor Search


Dr. Jean O’Brien and Dr. Robert Warrior will complete their term as Founding Editors of NAIS: Native American and Indigenous Studies at the end of the 2019 NAISA annual meeting. The NAISA Council has initiated the search for their successor(s), whose appointment will be a four-year term beginning June 1, 2019. To assure a smooth transition, the new editor(s) will be named in mid-2018.


Position Description


The Editor or Editors of NAIS give leadership to the organization and production of NAISA’s scholarly journal. The awarding-winning NAIS is published bi-annually through an agreement between NAISA and the University of Minnesota Press. Individuals or groups of two or more are welcome to apply for the editorship.




Please submit a letter that addresses your qualifications and offers a sense of your vision for NAIS, as well as your CV. All applications are due by January 1, 2018. The council will conduct interviews at the 2018 annual meeting. Candidates for the position of Editor should be prepared to attend and participate in interviews at the annual meeting. We strongly encourage candidates to discuss their intentions with their academic administrators (deans, department chairs, etc.) so that they can come to the interview prepared to articulate the institutional support they will receive if appointed to the editorship (for example, course releases, graduate and/or other student or staff support, any additional financial contribution). The new Editor will be expected to be in regular contact with the current Editors during 2018-2019 to ensure an orderly transition, taking over full responsibility on June 1, 2019


The Department of Biology at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. We seek outstanding individuals with research interests in: 1) Neurobiology/Neurotoxicology and 2) Molecular/Cellular Plant Physiology. Successful applicants will be expected to develop a productive, externally funded research program and contribute to student instruction of the department. They will fully participate in our broadly defined doctoral program in Environmental Health Science, which is directed at understanding environmental problems that directly or indirectly affect human health and well-being from molecular to global levels. Likewise, they will provide excellent instruction in our Biology undergraduate curriculum and Master program. The successful applicants will develop elective courses related to their research areas and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Potential synergies with faculty in our and other departments are desirable. Candidates must hold or anticipate a Doctorate in Biology or a related discipline when starting the position on August 1, 2018. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Inquiries for the “Neuro” position should be directed to Dr. Olav Rueppell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and for the “Plant” positon to Dr. Karen Katula (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Evaluation of applications will begin October 15, 2017. UNCG is very proud to be designated a Minority Serving Institution with 28% African Americans and 8% Hispanic or Latino Americans. ( We seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool and women and members of underrepresented STEM groups are particularly encouraged to apply. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/DV employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Visit to learn about our department and for regional information. To find details on application requirements and submit an application, visit and click on “Faculty” (position #974 and #1000).