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.
On March 13, 2020, NAISA Council and the Tkaronto Local Host Committee agreed to cancel NAISA 2020 with regard for the health and wellbeing of NAISA members, their families, and their home communities.
On June 18, 2020, NAISA Council hosted a virtual business meeting, to update members about the status of the organization, to announce publication award winners, and to acknowledge the accomplishments of NAISA members.
June 22, 2020
The Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association expresses its strong solidarity and support for the Mapuche People, who have been exposed to an escalation of state violence in Chile or better said, in Wallmapu, the Mapuche territory. These events form part of the spread of systemic racism and reprehensible violence that affects many communities and peoples in the middle of the current global crisis.
May 31, 2020
The Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) condemns the murders of African Americans Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, which are part of a long pattern of reprehensible violence. We stand in solidarity with the African American, Afro Indigenous, and Black Native community and with protesters of all races who express their righteous anger and demand of justice across the United States.