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


**Please note the deadline is July 26th with interview in August and start date no later than December 2018. This application is minimal. 

Indigenous Nationhood- Canada 150 Research Chairs for Internationally Based Researchers and Scholars

The University of Victoria consistently holds a place in the top 1% of universities worldwide (according to international Leiden University Rankings) and is the top-ranked university in Canada for international collaboration. This large research footprint for its size stems from UVic’s ongoing investment and strategic concentration in key specialized research areas

The University of Victoria invites applications from outstanding scholars in the following research areas to submit expressions of interest to be nominated for the Canada 150 Research Chair program:

1.    Materials Science
2.    Translational Proteomics
3.    Energy Systems
4.    Indigenous Nationhood 
5.    Performance and Cultural Studies
6.    Oceans and Climate
7.    Data Science 

To be eligible, scholars must currently be living and working outside of Canada. Expatriate Canadians wishing to relocate to Canada are welcome to apply. 

The Chairs will be full-time tenure or tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Appointments will be made to an appropriate academic department/school at UVic. Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent degree with significant relevant professional experience. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful nominees will have track records of outstanding academic achievements, evidenced by, for example: high impact publications, success in attracting peer-reviewed research funding, proven excellence in teaching, major honours and awards, and/or demonstrated results in translational research activities.

Successful applicants would commence their appointments, at the latest, by December 2018.  Details of the Canada150 program are available at 

Scholars are invited to apply until 12pm PDT July 26th, 2017. UVic will begin the consideration of qualified applicants on July 19th. In special circumstances, submission of late expressions of interest consistent with the program’s registration deadline may also be considered.  

Expressions of interest should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a brief description of current and future research interests related to one of the seven targeted research areas [250 words]. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for 8 international experts who could serve as reviewers of their applications and who have no potential conflict of interest.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. 

Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Grace Wong Sneddon, Adviser to the Provost on Equity and Diversity at (250) 721-6143. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

The University of Victoria acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Please submit applications to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be assessed and forwarded to the relevant departments for consideration.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

More information on the Canada 150 chair program can be found at