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


Job Title: Post-Doctoral Associate

Job Code: 9546

Job Posting ID: 318636

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. except for the dissertation (and if applicable, clinical

internship), prior to applying. A Ph.D. in the Social Sciences or related disciplines (e.g., sociology, social psychology,

psychology, public health) is required at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrable experience with statistics software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Mplus, STATA)

• Demonstrable experience with quantitative methodologies and analyses for longitudinal data (e.g., growth

curve modeling, latent trajectory/growth mixture modeling, SEM, etc.).

• Demonstrated commitment/experience in health equity research (preferred experience with American

Indian/First Nations/Indigenous communities)

• Scholarly training and experience (e.g., scientific writing, publishing, presenting) in one or more of the

following content areas: gender and health, substance use/abuse, American Indian/First Nations/Indigenous


• Strong scientific writing skills, as evidenced by publication experience

• Training and/or experience in community-based participatory research (CBPR)

• Demonstrated ability to be personable, flexible, and well-organized

• Ability to work well with diverse populations



The Healing Pathways project at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is seeking a postdoctoral

associate to conduct research under the scope of community-based participatory research with American

Indian and First Nations communities. The candidate will be working on the NIDA funded Healing Pathways study

examining trajectories of substance use, mental health, and wellbeing among Indigenous young adults. Dr. Melissa

Walls (PhD, Sociology; Bois Forte & Couchiching First Nation Ojibwe) serves as the PI to the Healing Pathways study

and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences.

• Data Analysis & Interpretation (60%)

• Communications (20%)

• Project Management Assistance (10%)

• Didactic Activities (10%)

Apply at the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website:

  • External Faculty and Staff Applicants’
  • Search by Job Code “318636” or by Duluth location
  • Applications must be submitted online. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online. Application for the position and attach your curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, and letters of support from two references.
  • Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).