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.

 

NAISA is governed by a constitution and by-laws. The first election of association officers took place in the spring of 2009. Current officers and Councilors are listed below, followed by former officers and Councilors. Biographies of all council members are available by clicking on their names, and email links are also listed so members can be in touch with officers. The Council meets twice a year face-to-face and electronically and on a monthly basis in between.

2015-2016
President
Winona Wheeler (Ockekwi Sipi)
University of Saskatchewan
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President Elect
Jace Weaver (Cherokee)
University of Georgia
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Past President
Mark Rifkin
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Secretary
David Chang (Kanaka Maoli)
University of Minnesota
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Treasurer
Cedric Woods (Lumbee)
University of Massachusetts, Boston
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Council Members

Terms expire 2016
Leilani Basham (Kanaka Maoli)
University of Hawai'i at West O'ahu
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Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (Tuscarora)
University at Buffalo
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Terms Expire 2017
Susan Hill (Haudenosaunee)
University of Western Ontario
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Jolan Hsieh (Siraya)
National Dong Hwa University 
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Terms Expire 2018
Renae Watchman (DinĂ©)
Mt. Royal University
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Shannon Speed (Chickasaw)
University of Texas 
email Shannon Speed

 

FORMER OFFICERS AND COUNCILORS

Chadwick Allen, President, 2013-2014
K. Tsianina Lomawaima, President, 2012-2013
Kathryn Shanley, President, 2011-2012
Jean O'Brien, President, 2010-2011
Robert Warrior, President, 2009-2010
Maggie Walter, Secretary, 2009-2012
Brendan Hokowhitu, Treasurer, 2009-2012
N. Bruce Duthu, Treasurer, 2012-2015

Councilors: 

Aileen Moreton Robinson, 2012-2015
LeAnne Howe, 2012-2015
Daniel Heath Justice, 2011-2014
Jose Antonio Lucero, 2011-2014
Kimberly Tallbear, 2010-2013
Vince Diaz, 2010-2013
J. Kehaulani Kauanui, 2009-2012
Noenoe Silva, 2009-2012
Alice Te Punga Somerville, 2009-2011
Chris Anderson, 2009-2011
Lisa Brooks, 2009-2010
Rob Innes, 2009-2010

pdfConstitution & Bylaws amended August 2012.pdf(80.74 KB)