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 Gender Studies at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous Gender, Sexuality and/or Feminist Studies, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018.

At the time of appointment, candidates will have completed a PhD or equivalent degree in a relevant field. The main criteria for selection are research and teaching excellence in Indigenous gender, sexuality, and/or feminist studies. We welcome applicants who can conduct and teach Indigenous community-based and social research methods and who prioritize research with Anishinaabe and/or Haudenosaunee peoples on whose territories Queen’s University is situated. Scholars who attend to at least one of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: resource extraction and land defence, violence and anti-violence organizing, health and wellness, Two Spirit issues and identities, global and transnational indigeneity, and decolonization and resurgence.

The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and external research funding. The candidate will also have strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates will provide evidence of their ability to teach existing undergraduate courses, including Indigenous Women, Feminism and Resistance and Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Politics, and to develop new courses in their areas of expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment and to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

A complete application consists of:
• a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
• a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
• a statement of research interests;
• a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available);
• a writing sample;
• three letters of reference to be sent directly to Samantha King, Head, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in hard copy form to the address below.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Samantha King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Samantha King, Head
Department of Gender Studies
D506 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Samantha King in the Department of Gender Studies, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 613-533-6000 ext. 75030.

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