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.

Anne Ray Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico

One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar with a Master’s or PhD in the arts, art history, humanities, or social sciences to work on their own writing or curatorial research project. This may include research and writing for a future exhibition at an arts or cultural institution. In addition, the fellow will provide mentorship to the two Anne Ray interns working at the Indian Arts Research Center and help guide their intellectual development while facilitating their engagement with other scholars on the SAR campus. Fellows receive a $40,000 stipend in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Anne Ray Foundation.

Katrin H. Lamon Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico

One nine-month residential fellowship is available for a Native scholar working in the humanities, art history, or the social sciences. Scholars with doctorates who plan to write their books and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible. Fellows receive a stipend ($40,000 for doctoral level scholars and $30,000 for PhD candidates) in addition to housing and office space on the SAR campus. This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment for Native American Art and Education.

For more information on how to apply please go to, or call Maria Spray at 505-954-7237. htt


Trent University invites applications from scholars with a strong research profile for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the emerging field of Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science.

Indigenous Environmental Studies/Science (IESS) at Trent University is an innovative and multidisciplinary program jointly offered by the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies and the Trent School of the Environment. Teaching and research in the IESS program brings together principles and knowledge from Indigenous knowledge and Western science ( IESS invites applications for a CRC Tier II position from individuals with a strong record of scholarship in fields that pertain to areas of IESS research. These may include, but are not limited to, Natural Resource Stewardship, Resource Development and Land Restoration with Indigenous Nations/communities, Traditional Indigenous Foods, Plants and Medicines, and Sustainability Planning for Indigenous Nations/communities with consideration for key issues such as water and climate change, Environmental Law and Policy, Jurisdiction and Governance for Indigenous Sovereignty. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability in multi or interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research, as well as the capacity to develop productive collaborations with colleagues in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies and the Trent School of the Environment in areas of local, national or global significance. In addition, they should have the ability to collaborate with colleagues outside of academia in Indigenous communities, governments, NGOs and private sector organizations.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in science, social science or interdisciplinary studies related to the environment, health, Indigenous studies or a related field. The candidate will have a strong multi-disciplinary background, and the demonstrated potential to lead in their field and attract competitively awarded research funding. Successful candidates are expected to develop a personal, externally funded fiveyear research plan within an institutional context of active collaboration. It is expected that the candidate will teach one or more courses in the undergraduate degree programs and supervise graduate students in one or more graduate programs. Trent University graduate programs (MA, MSc and PhD) that include IESS related research include Environmental and Life Sciences, Sustainability Studies, Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies.

For more than 50 years, Trent has been nationally recognized as one of the top Indigenous and Environmental post-secondary institutions and has acted to consolidate and highlight its capacity in the form of two schools, The Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, and The Trent School of the Environment (TSE). It is committed to building on its strengths to become the university of choice for future Indigenous and allied environmental leaders. Facilities and initiatives available to our researchers and students include the 1400 acre campus, the First Peoples House of Learning, TRACKS Youth Outreach Program, the Nasivvik Centre for Inuit health and changing environments, the experimental farm, extensive wet and dry laboratory facilities, and the Trent Water Quality Centre, to name a few. In addition, Trent is located in the Mississauga Traditional Territory of the Anishinaabe Nation in 50km proximity to five First Nations of Treaty 20.

Tier II Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher in their field at the time of nomination). Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier II Chair assessed through the program’s Tier II justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria.

A Tier II CRC nomination will be submitted soon after a successful candidate has been selected. CRCs are awarded by the CRC Secretariat in Ottawa after a rigorous evaluation, and awards are expected to be announced in the fall of 2018. The Trent appointment will be conditional on a successful CRC nomination.

Applicants should submit electronically by December 15th, 2017 a curriculum vitae, an outline of research interests and plans, copies of 3 recent research publications, and names and contact information of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation to: Cathy Gates, Director, Office of Research, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, K9L 0G2, Canada. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information about Trent University applicants are invited to visit



Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We also encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the cover letter in their application

Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/ publication, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; International applications are encouraged, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ( invites applications for an associate or full professor position (full time tenured position).  Target starting date is August 16, 2018.  Salary is competitive.

American Indian Studies is searching for a scholar in the field of American Indian and/or Indigenous Studies.  The successful candidate will have a strong research and publication record in the field.  The position requires significant contributions to undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, in addition to program, university, and other forms of professional service.  Current AIS affiliate faculty and visiting scholars conduct interdisciplinary research in various fields.  Candidates from all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered; however, the search committee is especially interested in candidates who complement the existing research strengths of the Program.  A joint appointment or teaching arrangement with another academic unit on campus is also possible.

Minimum qualifications include: the PhD in American Indian Studies or related field, clear knowledge and experience in American Indian and/or Indigenous Studies, outstanding scholarly achievement, and evidence of teaching excellence.  Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with American Indian or other indigenous communities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application detailing one's research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three reference letter writers.  Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date.  To apply, create a candidate profile through and upload the applications materials. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 10, 2017.

For additional information about the position or the application procedure, contact search committee chair, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The AIS Program at Illinois asks that all applicants review the Program's statement on identity and academic integrity, which can be found online at

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows' projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum's collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to the curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.

Applications are open now for 2018–2019 Fellowships. Please visit for more information.

Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation):

Art History Fellowships – November 3, 2017

Museum Education and Public Practice Fellowship – November 3, 2017

Curatorial Research Fellowships – November 3, 2017

Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowships – November 3, 2017

Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 3, 2017

Conservation and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 1, 2017


V Intercultural Encounter of Amerindian Literature(s) & Culture(s)
Self-Writing, Extractivism, and Bird Songs
Bogotá, Colombia, 25-29 April 2018
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana | National Library of Colombia | FILBO International Book Fair of Bogotá.
Visit: (Spanish)
The indigenous languages ​​and literatures of the Americas and the Abya Yala make up one of the fields of intercultural creation more dynamic and critical of the contemporary world. Countless narrators, writers, and creators in hundreds of native languages ​​as well as in languages of the colonial legacy, interweaved their voices, calling on hegemonic societies and (re) planting knowledge(s) in multiplicity of ways to see, feel, and recreate the stories that make us human.
For this V Intercultural Encounter, we call creators, professors, researchers, and students who are in dialogue with and from the multiple places of interpellations and epistemological utterances of the indigenous world. We call for papers on intercultural education, creation,  and research from a wide range of themes, nuances, and explorations.
In the face of the continental conjuncture of a "new" extractive economy in which ancestral territories and first peoples are affected, the current indigenous cultural production is responding critically to such processes. We call participation in the form of recitals, performances, panels and keynote speakers on these issue.
In the most diverse hemisphere, Colombia presents the greatest diversity of birds on the planet. Through ancestral knowledge, via oral tradition and today through textualities and visualities, a poetic platform is in dialogue with birds. We call to reflect on the human-bird and human-not/human relationship, considering that the current indigenous practices are also epistemological fields that play key roles in the inter-species dialogue as well as in a respectful balance with Mother Earth. We also call on research and works of and about indigenous creators in the field of Self-Writing(s), understanding it as the forms of communication that transcend notation, phonetics, and grammar and that are able to articulate through gestures, visuals, graphics, uses of the body, and various traditional writings (weaving, ceramics, basketry, body painting, etc.) processes of cultural revival, autonomy, and self-awareness.

Central Themes: Self-Writing, Extractivism and Bird Songs
EILA is conceived as a meeting that allow analogous and dissimilar processes to take place in conviviality. It postulates the continuity and diversity of Amerindian projects, their links to ancestrality(ies) and modernity(ies). EILA originated in the meeting between indigenous creators and academic researchers from the continent, and was formalized as an intercultural meeting space by academics of Universidad Austral de Chile and the National University of San Marcos, Peru.
Previous encounters have taken place in Valdivia (Chile), Lima (Peru), Iquitos (Amazonia/Peru), and La Paz (Bolivia). The V EILA seeks to open communication channels that allow to strengthen the study and appreciation of the verbal arts, oralities, literature(s), visuality(ies),
Indigenous writings and indigenous cultures. Studies based on the following themes will be also considered in the form of individual proposals and/or panel presentations:
1. Critical Narratives and Poetics departures on the Impacts of Extractivism on Indigenous and collective territories.
2. Bird Songs. Dialogues between sciences, poetic and narrative knowledge about birds. Ornithology(ies) in dialogue.
3. Oralituras (literary writings that evoke and incorporate oralities, visuals, gestures and community knowledge).
4. Oraliteratures (oral or translatable oral orthography).
5. Intercultural education projects in which indigenous languages ​​and literature(s) fulfill a particular role. Archives, editorial projects, blogs, web pages, libraries, collections, etc.

6. Comparative Indigenous literatures and World literatures.
7. Native language(s) ​​and literary creation.
8. Communitivisms (community activism from and through literature and the arts).
9. State of the theoretical-critical proposals of and from Amerindian literature(s).
10. Conceptualizations about the verbal genres of the indigenous verbal arts.
11. Visual literature(s) and codes of orality-writing complementarity beyond alphabetical (own writings).
12. Textuality(ies) and Visuality(ies) (literature and film, literature and radio, literature and documentary, etc.).
13. Proposals on other literary histories of the Abya Yala.
14. Afro-indigenous and narrative studies on reconciliation and peacebuilding.

1. Conversations and recitals.
2. Panel presentations: individual academic presentations (panels of maximum four
Panelists -15 minutes per person) or three panelists (20 minutes per person).
3. Performances, exhibition, and mini festival of indigenous film and video.
4. Short workshops on indigenous languages ​​in contexts of literary creation.
5. Small fair of books, arts and crafts that the speakers and registered assistants wish to
present and offer.

Venues (in Bogotá, Colombia. South America)
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. National Library of Colombia. FILBO (International Book Fair Bogotá). 

Date: April 25-29, 2018.

Languages ​​of the Meeting
All the current languages ​​of indigenous peoples. Spanish, Portuguese, English, French. For papers in indigenous languages, additional time would be offered to facilitate the translation (upon request when sending proposal).

Registration and Deadlines | Submission of proposals
Open call for panels and individual papers.
- July 19 to October 16, 2017
October 25, 2017: Accepted proposals will be announced.
October 26 to November 10, 2017: registration of participants.
November 29, 2017: First draft of the program will be published under previous registration of speakers, who may choose to pay the registration with a discount of 20% (via website: or registration without discount on the opening day of the meeting.
February 1 to February 28, 2018: Registration of attendees (via website:
March 13, 2018: Publication final program.
All speakers and attendees must register at the stipulated dates, through the inscription available on the website:
Participants and creators must follow the deadlines indicated previously. Submissions will be assessed by sending the following material:
1. Indigenous creators: Summary of your work (one page description of your work as creator); the biographical note must not exceed 250 words. You must attach a brief sample of your production (electronic file, audio or video of a performance, narration, oral history, song). Please attached at least tree poems, a short story in pdf or send a link in which your production is  accessible (or published). Indicate what kind of format for presentation you wish to present at the encounter.
2. Researchers, critics, and academics: 250 word summary of a paper (it should be linked to a project, line of research -book, article, essay, or the development, progress or outcome of a
postgraduate thesis). In all cases, the academic institution and discipline must be accredited.
Proposals from independent researchers with due justification will also be considered.

About the sending of the proposals (July 19 to October 16, 2017)
The acceptance of the proposals of papers will be done according to the order of arrival. There will be no communication via e-mail with the participants prior the due date (due to the large number of proposals to be received). For inquiries should be consulted the basis of the call. In
case of an urgent communication or consultation write in the subject urgent communication.

Proposals should indicate:
- Title of the paper (specify if it is part of a panel. Panel please send the complete proposal. In any case, all speakers must submit their proposal and make their subsequent individual registration).
- Affiliation of each participant.
- Summary of no more than 250 words.
- Specify in which language your paper will be presented.
- Keywords.

Registration (for all participants)
1. Speakers (professionals): $ 70 USD.
2. Indigenous Creators: Creators will not be charged for registration (there is, however, a
limited number of spaces available, after submission of your proposal).
3. Undergraduate and Graduate students with proven ID: $ 30 USD.
A limited number of student papers will be accepted, depending on the order of arrival of and the evaluation of the academic committee.
4. Attendees (general public): $ 20 USD.
• There will be a 50% discount on registration for speakers accredited as members of first nations (indigenous peoples). For indigenous students accredited as such, 30 seats will be offered (15 nationals and 15 International) by order of registration.
• Registration is obligatory for those who wish attend EILA V.
• The registration fee does not include food, transportation or accommodation

Organization, Organizing Committee and Academic Committee:
The EILA V will be based in Bogotá, Colombia, with participation of the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru; Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh); and the National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore (MUSEF) of Bolivia.

Organizing Committee and co-chair:
Miguel Rojas Sotelo (Duke University,CLACS).
Miguel Rocha Vivas (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana).

Support team:
Nathali Cedeño (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana).
Iván Vargas (Duke University).
Angie Lucía Puentes (PUJ).
Sarai Gómez (Universidad Santo Tomás).

Academic Committee:
Dr. Claudia Rodríguez Monarca (UACh).
Dr. Gonzalo Espino Relucé (UNMSM).
Manuel Cornejo Chaparro (CAAAP)
Dr. Miguel Rocha Vivas (PUJ)
Dr. Miguel Rojas Sotelo (Duke University).
Dr. María Piedad Quevedo (PUJ).
Dr. Mancel Martínez (PUJ)

Sponsoring Institutions:
National University of San Marcos (Peru)
Universidad Austral de Chile (Chile)
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia)
National Library (Colombia)
University of the Andes (Colombia)
Caro and Cuervo Institute (Colombia)
Santo Tomas University (Colombia)
RIICLI (Colombia, Brazil, Mexico).
Banco de la República, Extención cultural (Guajira, Colombia)
Amazonian Center for Anthropology and Practical Application CAAAP (Peru)
National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore (Bolivia)
Hawansuyo & Pakarina Ediciones (Peru)
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Communications to: V EILA (Angie Puentes)