NAISA is the largest scholarly organization that engages Indigenous issues and communities. Our international and interdisciplinary membership is comprised of professional academics, students, independent scholars, community-based educators and elders.Read more
NAIS is published twice a year by the University of Minnesota Press, and has as its mandate a focus on publishing the best interdisciplinary scholarship in international Native American and Indigenous Studies.
NAISA strives to make its annual meeting a safe space for all attendees. We expect everyone in attendance, whether as a NAISA member, guest, vendor, or otherwise to behave in a professional manner.
The Council of the Native American & Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) repudiates the “Zero Tolerance” policy and practice of family separation undertaken by the Trump administration on the U.S.-Mexico border. This practice is explicitly intended to punish vulnerable parents and children refugees as a deterrent to further refugee migration, and violates national and international law.
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The NAISA 2019 conference website at https://naisa2019.waikato.ac.