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.




NAIS Volume 1 Issue 1

Spring 2014

Table of Content


NAIS Volume 1 Issue 2

Forthcoming 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

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