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.

NAIS will be published twice a year by the University of Minnesota Press, and has as its mandate a focus on publishing the best interdisciplinary scholarship in international Native American and Indigenous Studies. It will draw on the extraordinary professional expertise of our ever-expanding membership, and will provide an intellectually rigorous and ethically engaged forum for smart, provocative, and exciting scholarship in the field. It will provide a forum for different kinds of research, intellectual traditions, and knowledge practices to be placed in conversation, where we can extend our understandings across disciplinary and epistemological boundaries and learn more about the important work going on in scores of different fields and regions.

CO-EDITORS: Jean O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe, University of Minnesota) and Robert Warrior (Osage, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) CONTACT US AT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jennifer Adese (term ends 2018) (Otipemisiwak/Métis) Carleton University

Kim Anderson (term ends 2016) (Cree/ Métis) Wilfrid Laurier University

Chris Andersen (term ends 2019) (Métis) University of Alberta

Luis Carcamo-Huechante (term ends 2016) (Mapuche) University of Texas and Comunidad de Historia Mapuche

Vicente M. Diaz (term ends 2017) (Pohnpeian) University of Minnesota

Alyosha Goldstein (term ends 2019) University of New Mexico

Chad Hamill (term ends 2017) (Spokan) Northern Arizona University

Brian Klopotek (term ends 2019) (Choctaw) University of Oregon

Beth Leonard (term ends 2018) (Deg Xit’an Athabascan) University of Alaska, Fairbanks

K. Tsianina Lomawaima (term ends 2018) (Muscogee) Arizona State University

Kelly McDonough (term ends 2017) (White Earth Ojibwe heritage) University of Texas

May-Britt Öhman (term ends 2016) (Lule/Forest Sámi) Uppsala University

Jacki Thompson Rand (term ends 2017) (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) University of Iowa

Dylan Robinson (term ends 2018) (Stó:lō) University of British Columbia

Phillip Round (term ends 2017) University of Iowa

Noenoe Silva (term ends 2019) (Kanaka Maoli) University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa

Rose Stremlau (term ends 2019) University of North Carolina, Pembroke

Coll Thrush (term ends 2016) University of British Columbia

Kiara Vigil (term ends 2018) (Dakota and Apache heritage) Amherst College

Maggie Walter (term ends 2016) (trawlwoolway palawa of the north eastern nation of Tasmania) University of Tasmania


NAIS Volume 1 Issue 1

Spring 2014

Table of Content


NAIS Volume 1 Issue 2

Fall 2014

Table of Content




The Co-Editors wish to encourage as many submissions as possible from NAISA membership and beyond. Anyone wishing to submit is encouraged to do so, including sitting members of any elected NAISA body (such as the Council or Nominations Committee) or members of any appointed body (such as the Editorial Board). The Co-Editors will take great care that any given issue, and each yearly volume (2 issues) will be balanced in authorship and will not over-represent NAISA officers/council/committee members/editorial board members. The occasional guest-edited special theme issue might prove the only rare exception to this policy.

Manuscript submission guidelines can be found at:

Manuscripts should be no longer than 35 pages, double-spaced with one-inch margins and in 12-point font. Email submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Native American and Indigenous Studies invites reviews of books and other materials on topics relevant to our field for publication in the journal.
Reviews should be no moe than 750 words and submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font. We will consider essays of greater length that review multiple books, films, or other materials on a particular topic, theme, or area.

Publishers and distributors can send materials for review consideration to:

NAIS Reviews
American Indian Studies
University of Illinois
1204 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Those interested in knowing what materials are available for review can check our Twitter feed and Facebook page: Follow us on Twitter @review4NAIS and like our page on Facebook (NAIS: Native American and Indigenous Studies)

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