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

Applicants Sought for Editorial Board of Native American and Indigenous Studies


Deadline: March 1, 2016 or until Board is named


NAIS seeks applicants for editorial board members. The term of service is four years.


Scope of NAIS: NAIS is a blind/peer reviewed scholarly journal published two times a year by the University of Minnesota Press.


Qualification and requirements of candidates: Key qualities sought for the position of editorial board members: an established record of scholarship in Native and Indigenous studies, including strong awareness of the worldwide scope of Indigenous studies; commitment to actively serving in an advisory capacity to the editors and to furthering their vision of the Journal and fulfilling its mandate; and willingness to take up various duties appropriate to the role of editorial board, including (at the editor's discretion) the assessment of manuscripts. Candidates must be members in good standing of NAISA, and maintain their membership for the duration of the appointment.


The applications packet should include:
• Cover letter providing information about the applicant's qualifications.
• Curriculum vitae.


All application packets (in PDF format) should be sent to:

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.