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. 

Click here:  for more information.

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


Five (5) Tenure-Track Positions, Open Field President's Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program

Deadline Date: 
 Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations – the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi.
In keeping with the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Universities Canada Principles of Indigenous Education, the University of Windsor has established the President’s Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program. Through this program, the University will appoint five Indigenous scholars to tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level across a range of disciplines. The term “Indigenous Peoples Scholars” refers to scholars who self-identify as Indigenous (i.e., First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).
The five positions are unrestricted in discipline or teaching and research areas. Interested Indigenous scholars will normally hold a terminal degree in their discipline(s) or be close to completion by the time of appointment; however, individuals holding a graduate degree and significant professional or creative experience are encouraged to apply. For more details on specific departments and faculties, and the undergraduate and graduate programs they offer, please go to the University website at
The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with approximately 12,000 undergraduate and 3000 graduate students. The University is located in the southernmost part of Ontario and enjoys unrivalled cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities for faculty and students.
Application Requirements
To apply for consideration for one of these positions, please provide:
  • a letter of application, in which you identify as an Indigenous scholar – along with your community connection – and the academic discipline(s) to which you wish to be appointed, outlining strengths in teaching and research / scholarship / creative endeavours as well as potential for academic achievement;
  • detailed curriculum vitae, including the names of three referees;
  • a statement of research / scholarship / creative interests and plans; and
  • a teaching dossier or teaching portfolio showing evidence of teaching effectiveness and excellence that may include sample course syllabi or outlines, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (resources and templates for completing a teaching dossier can be found at
Only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to provide further information in support of their applications. To ensure full consideration, complete the online application ( found on the job advertisement, before November 1, 2017.  Applications will continue to be received after November, and consideration of candidates will continue until all positions are filled.


When completing the online application, please reference:

Position Number: President's Indigenous Peoples Scholars Program 

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments.  In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  
If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.