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.

Hello everyone:

 

It is time to honor all the excellent work being done in our field by nominating books, articles, and student conference papers for NAISA prizes.  For details, please see the attached documents.  Please note that the deadline for publication prize nominations is March 31, 2017, and the deadline for the student paper prize is May 31, 2017.

 

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association is pleased topresent a call for nominations for three publication prizes: DEADLINE: March 31, 2017

--Best 2016 First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize

--Best 2016 Subsequent Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize

--Most thought-provoking 2016 article in Native American and Indigenous Studies

 

2017 NAISA Annual Meeting Student Paper Prize: DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2017

The Council of NAISA invites nominations for the best student paper prize to be presented at the Ninth Annual meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association in Vancouver, British Columbia from June 22-24, 2017. Only presenters and papers ALREADY accepted for presentation at the 2017 annual meeting are eligible for nomination. 

 

 

 

Hello everyone:

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association is pleased topresent a call for nominations for three publication prizes AND the annual meeting student paper prize:

Best 2015 First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize

The Council of NAISA welcomes nominations for the best first book published in 2015 by one or two authors on any topic related to Native American and Indigenous Studies. Edited volumes will not be considered. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a 250-400 word abstract summarizing the contribution of the nominated book as well as its significance to the field. The NAISA Council, serving as prize committee, will designate slates of finalists. The slates of finalists will be announced on the NAISA website. From March 28 to April 18, NAISA members will vote to determine the winners from among these finalists. The prize for most influential first book for 2015 will be awarded at the Council Reception on May 20. Nominations should be submitted by March 14, 2016 at midnight (EST) via Word attachment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Best Subsequent Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize (for a book published in 2015)

The Council of NAISA welcomes nominations for the best subsequent book (can be the second book or beyond) published in 2015, by one or two authors on any topic related to Native American and Indigenous Studies. Edited volumes will not be considered. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a 250-400 word abstract summarizing the contribution of the nominated book as well as its significance to the field. The NAISA Council, serving as prize committee, will designate slates of finalists. The slates of finalists will be announced on the NAISA website. From March 28 to April 18, NAISA members will vote to determine the winners from among these finalists. The prize for most influential subsequent book for 2015 will be awarded at the Council Reception on May 20.  Nominations should be submitted by March 14, 2016 at midnight (EST) via Word attachment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Most thought-provoking 2015 article in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies

The Council of NAISA welcomes nominations for the best article on Native American and Indigenous Studies on any topic related to the field.  Article must have been published in a scholarly journal or an edited volume/anthology in calendar year 2015. Both single and multiple-authored articles are eligible for nomination. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a 250-400 word abstract summarizing the contribution of the nominated article as well as its significance to the field. The NAISA Council, serving as prize committee, will designate slates of finalists. The slates of finalists will be announced on the NAISA website. From March 28 to April 18, NAISA members will vote to determine the winners from among these finalists. The prize for most thought-provoking article for 2015 will be awarded at the Council Reception on May 20. Nominations should be submitted by March 14, 2016 at midnight (EST) via Word attachment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

2016 NAISA Annual Meeting Student Paper Prize

The Council of NAISA invites nominations for the best student paper prize to be presented at the Eighth Annual meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, from June 4-6, 2016. Only presenters and papers ALREADY accepted for presentation at the 2016 annual meeting are eligible for nomination.

Papers may be self-nominated or nominated by any NAISA member. A prize committee comprised of NAISA Council members and other NAISA (faculty) members will choose a winner to be announced in Honolulu at the Council Reception on May 20. Papers must be paginated, left margin justified, double-spaced, and may not exceed 4,000 words, not inclusive of references/endnotes. However, elaborating footnotes do count as part of the word count. Longer papers, or those that do not follow required formatting instructions, will not be considered. Please put your name, NAISA session number, and word count (exclusive of references/bibliography) directly after your name on your title page. While nomination is permitted by someone other than the student, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to submit his or her finished conference paper by the deadline, Sunday, May 1, 2016 at midnight (EST) via Word attachment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. PLEASE NOTE: this is a late deadline that falls shortly before the meeting. This is to allow as many students as possible sufficient time to submit papers. As such, absolutely no late papers will be accepted for any reason.

 

Voting Procedure

Voting will take place on-line through the NAISA Web site at http://www.naisa.org/.

NOTE ON DEADLINES

The deadline for publication prize nominations (March 14) is earlier than the deadline for the Best Student Paper Prize (May 1).

 NAISA PRIZE NOMINATIONS 

Members nominate articles and books for the Best First Book, Best Subsequent Book, and Most Thought-Provoking Article prizes each year. In the following year, members vote on the nominations through the NAISA website.

Members and faculty also may nominate student papers accepted to the Program of the annual meeting for consideration for the Student Paper Prize (students may self-nominate for this prize as well). A prize committee comprised of NAISA Council members and other NAISA (faculty) members choose the winner of this prize shortly before the annual meeting. 

 

 

 2017  PUBLICATIONS PRIZES

Best first book: Mcarthy, Theresa. In Divided Unity: Haudenosaunee Reclamation at Grand River (University of Arizona Press) 

Best subsequent book: Chang, David. The World and All the Things Upon It: Native Hawaiian Geographies of Exploration (University of Minnesota Press) 

Most Thought-Provoking Article: Diaz, Vicente M., "In the Wake of Mata 'pang's Canoe: The Cultural and Political Possibilities of Indigenous Discursive Flourish" in Critical Indigenous Studies: Engagements from First World Locations (University of Arizona Press, 2016)

Best Student Paper Presented at the 2017 NAISA Conference: Kahikina de Silva, "Loea Mele: A Brief Study of 20th Century Kanaka Maoli Discussions of Mele"

 

 

2015  PUBLICATIONS PRIZES

Best first book: Sarah Deer, The Beginning and End of Rape (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) 

Best subsequent book: Aileen Moreton Robinson, The White Possessive: Property, Power, and Indigenous Sovereignty (University of Minnesota Press, 2015) 

Most thought-provoking article: David A. Chang, “'We Will Be Comparable to the Indian Peoples': Recognizing Likeness between Native Hawaiians and American Indians, 1834–1923" American Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 3, (September 2015), pp. 859-886. 

2014  PUBLICATIONS PRIZES

Best first book: Audra Simpson, Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across The Borders Of Settler States (Duke University Press) 

Best subsequent book: Chris Andersen, Métis: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood (University of British Columbia Press) 

Most thought provoking article: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, "Land as pedagogy: Nishnaabeg intelligence and rebellious transformation" (Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 2014). 

2013  PUBLICATIONS PRIZES

Prize for Best 1st Book (publ. 2013): KIM TALLBEAR, Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2013)

Prize for Best Subsequent Book (2013): THOMAS KING, The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2013)

Prize for Most Thought Provoking Article (2013): K. TSIANINA LOMAWAIMA, "The Mutuality of Citizenship and Soverenty: The Society of American Indians and the Battle to Inherent America," published in a joint special issue of Studies in American Indian Literatures 25.2: 333-351 (Summer 2013)

2012  PUBLICATIONS PRIZES

Prize for Best 1st Book (publ. 2012): ALICE TE PUNGA SOMERVILLE, Once Were Pacific: Maori Connections to Oceania (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012)

Prize for Best Subsequent Book (2012): CHADWICK ALLEN, Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012)

Prize for Most Thought Provoking Article (2012): PATRICK WOLFE, "Against the Intentional Fallacy: Legocentrism and Continuity in the Rhetoric of Indian Dispossesion" published in American Indian Culture & Research Journal 36.1: 3-45 (2012)

2011 PUBLICATIONS PRIZES

Prize for Best 1st Book (publ. 2011): JODI BYRD, The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011)

Prize for Best Subsequent Book (2011): MARK RIFKIN, When Did Indians Become Straight? Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty (London: Oxford University Press, 2011)

Prize for Most Thought Provoking Article (2011): LISA BROOKS, “The Constitution of the White Earth Nation: A New Innovation in a Longstanding Indigenous Literary Tradition” published in Studies in American Indian Literatures 23.4: 48-76 (Winter 2011)

2010 PUBLICATIONS PRIZES

Prize for Best 1st Book (publ. 2010): MALINDA MAYNOR LOWERY, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010)

Prize for Best Subsequent Book (2010): JEAN M. O'BRIEN, Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011) 

Prize for Most Thought Provoking Article (2010): DANIKA MEDAK-SALTZMAN, "Transnational Indigenous Exchange: Rethinking Global Interactions of Indigenous Peoples at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition," American Quarterly 62.3: 591-615 (2010)

NAISA STUDENT PAPER PRIZES 

FOR STUDENT PAPER PRESENTED at the 2015 MEETING: 
David Maile, “He Moena Pāwehe Makana: Weaving Anti-Capitalist Resistance into Kanaka Maoli Critiques of Settler Colonialism” 
Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy, “Relationship with Land as Method and Theory in Indigenous Women’s Research” Mary “Tuti” Baker, "Cultivating Aloha ʻĀina: A Case Study in Indigenous/Anarchist Practice”

For paper presented at the 2014 annual meeting:

JENNA HUNNEF, "A Doubtful Outlaw in the Old I.T.: The Indigenous Repoliticization of Ned Christie in Rober J. Conley's Ned Chritie's War"

JESSICA KOLOPENUK, "Becoming Native American: Facializing Indigeneity in Canada through Genetic Signification and Subjection" 

For paper presented at the 2012 annual meeting:

ANDREW EPSTEIN, "Decolonizing the Empire State: The Everett Report & Haudenosaunee Sovereignty in Early 20th Century New York"