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.


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Protesters at the Otay Mesa Detention facility in California.
Photo credit: The Japan Times

NAISA Council Statement on “Zero Tolerance” and Family Separation in the United State

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.

The University of Waikato welcomes NAISA to Aotearoa/New Zealand in June 2019

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