Naisa

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.

As the NAISA Prize Committee Chair, I am happy to post the winners of best book and paper prizes at the 2011 NAISA annual meeting in Sacramento. And one more congratulations to everyone for your brilliant work and contributions to our growing field!

MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS IN NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES OF THE FIRST DECADE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PRIZE (awarded 2011)

  1. Noenoe Silva, Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance to American Colonialism (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004).
  2. Philip J. Deloria, Indians in Unexpected Places (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004).
  3. Robert Warrior, The People and the Word: Reading Native Nonfiction (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005).
  4. Ned Blackhawk, Violence Over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008).
  5. Janice Acoose, Craig Womack, Daniel Heath Justice, and Christopher Teuton, eds., Reasoning Together: Native Critics Collective (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008).
  6. Thomas King, The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005).
  7. Taiaiaike Alfred, Wasa’se: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom (Toronto: Broadview Press, 2005).
  8. Chadwick Allen, Blood Narrative: Indigenous Identity in American Indian and Maori Literary and Activist Texts (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002).
  9. Tiya Miles, Ties that Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005).
  10. David Wilkins and K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Uneven Ground: American Indian Sovereignty and Federal Law (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002).

MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING ARTICLE IN NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES PRIZE, 2010 (awarded 2011)

Chris Andersen, "Critical Indigenous Studies: From Difference To Density," Cultural Studies Review 15, no. 2 (2009): 80-100.

BEST STUDENT PAPER AT THE 3RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES MEETING (SACRAMENTO)

Kimberly Robertson, "ReLocating Violence: Urbanity, the Construction of Identity, and Violence Against Native Women."

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