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.

2013-2014
President
Chadwick Allen
The Ohio State University
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President-Elect
Mark Rifkin
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Past President
K. Tsianina Lomawaima (Creek)
University of Arizona
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Secretary
David Chang (Kanaka Maoli)
University of Minnesota
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Treasurer
N. Bruce Duthu (United Houma Nation of Louisiana)
Dartmouth College
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Council Members

Terms expire 2014
Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
University of British Columbia
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Jose Antonio Lucero (Tony) (Chicano)
University of Washington
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Terms expire 2015
LeAnne Howe (Choctaw)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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Aileen Moreton-Robinson (Geonpul)
Queensland University of Technology
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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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FORMER OFFICERS AND COUNCILORS
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

Councilors:
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)