First Nations Studies

2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellowships, American Indian Studies, University of Illinois. Due: Feb 16, 2016

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Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowships in American Indian Studies

American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks as many as two Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year. This fellowship program provides a stipend, a close working association with AIS faculty, and assistance in furthering the fellow’s development as a productive scholar. Applicants should have an ongoing research project that promises to make a notable contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. While fellows will concentrate on their research, they may choose to teach one course in American Indian Studies. Furthermore, fellows are expected to participate in the intellectual community of the American Indian Studies Program.
Stipend and Benefits: The Fellowship stipend for the 2016-2017 academic year is $42,000, including health benefits. An additional $5,000 will be provided for the fellow’s research, travel, and related expenses.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required. Candidates must have completed all degree requirements by August 15, 2016. Preference will be given to those applicants who have finished their degrees in the past five years. The one-year fellowship appointment period is from August 16, 2016, to August 15, 2017.
To Apply: Go to and upload your application materials:
Candidates should address a letter of application to Robert Warrior, Director of American Indian Studies, providing a thorough description of the research project to be undertaken during the fellowship year, curriculum vitae, two samples of their scholarly writing, and two letters of recommendation. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Applications received by February 16, 2016 will receive full consideration. The review process will continue until the fellowships are filled. For further information, contact Robert Warrior ( or visit the Program’s website
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Indigenous Studies (Tenure-track) – College of Education at the University of Oregon, Due: Nov. 30, 2015

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Indigenous Studies
College of Education
Posting: 15420AB
Location: Eugene
Closes: Open Until Filled
Two Open Rank Tenure-track Positions
Indigenous Studies in Education and/or Indigenous Studies in Human Services
The College of Education at the University of Oregon (UO) is one of the highest ranked colleges of education in the United States. Our faculty engage in research and scholarship in both education and the clinical sciences and are leading innovators in research methodology and programming that improves educational and social service systems for all.
We are pleased to announce two (2) open-rank faculty positions for scholars who have strong research programs, or the clear potential for one, in a broad range of educational and/or counseling and human service areas relevant to indigenous communities. This hiring initiative extends across all four of our College departments: Education Studies, Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership, Counseling Psychology and Human Services, and Special Education and Clinical Sciences. Department affiliations will be determined by the chosen candidates in consultation with the respective Department Heads and Dean. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising, conducting research, seeking external funding, contributing to reciprocal partnerships with schools and/or community agencies and with University programs, participating in ongoing program development, and providing service to the department, college, university, professional associations, and community partners.
Required Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in education, human services, indigenous studies, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated sustained and collaborative work with and in service to indigenous communities.
  • Demonstrated productivity and creativity in a scholarly area relevant to indigenous education and/or counseling/human services.
  • Evidence of ability to conduct research leading to peer reviewed publication.
  • Evidence of ability to work with students and faculty in a variety of disciplines.
  • Evidence of strong writing and communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated or potential for application of new and diverse methods and models of educational and human service research, including ethnic, cross-cultural, comparative, and/or international perspectives.
  • Evidence of preparing teachers and/or human service professionals to serve linguistically, socially, and culturally diverse students and in particular NA/AN and First Nation students.
  • Evidence of or potential for grant writing and conducting grant-funded research.
To Apply: Electronically submit: (1) a letter of application describing research agenda and teaching experience and how they align to the job description; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) up to three recent publications or scholarly works that exemplify your work; and (4) the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of three references (letters may be requested of finalists).  Submit your materials electronically to Inquiries should be addressed to Search Committee Co-Chairs, Benedict McWhirter ( and Jerry Rosiek, (, or to Amy Green at  To ensure consideration, submit materials by November 30, 2015. Review will continue until positions are filled.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

CFP – Native American Track at the Annual Research and Policy Conference on Behavioral Health, Due: Oct 30, 2015

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Greetings Colleagues,
I wanted to make sure you all knew about the Call For Proposals to present at the Annual Conference in Tampa in March. If you are not familiar with this conference, it focuses on connection between research and policy, which is critical for improving the systems and structures so that we can better serve tribal youth and their families. It also supports dissemination of knowledge around best practices.
The Indian Country Child Trauma Center is a partner for the conference in 2016. The deadline for proposal submissions is October 30th and we are preparing a Native American Track that will include keynotes, presentations, and workshops focused on research and/or policy in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities.
Please forward to those that may be interested in presenting and feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need special accommodations regarding your submission.
Jami Bartgis, Ph.D.
President and CEO
One Fire Associates, LLC
241 Kershner Road
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Call for Papers (PDF): 29th Call for papers-9-18-15

Job – Assistant Professor of Native American Studies (Tenure-track), Due: Nov. 20, 2015

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Native American Studies: Tenure-track Position at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

See below link and description, regarding a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position in Native American Studies at my second department:
For questions, contact Faculty Search Committee Chair: 
Sandy Kewanhaptewa-Dixon, Ed.D. at (or see below for phone and mailing address).

Assistant Professor, Ethnic and Women’s Studies

College of Education and Integrative Studies

The Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Native American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall of 2016.  The department seeks candidates specializing in settler colonialism, sovereignty, tribal law/politics, literature, cultural production and performance, and/or environmental justice. Additional specializations, but not restricted, in the areas of, research methodologies, critical race theories, comparative social movements, labor, education, digital and social media, Queer/LGBT Studies, Gender Studies, identity formations, and multiethnic/cultural identities will be considered.

The Position

The candidates will be expected to teach courses in their field of specializations, as well as additional EWS courses.  In addition, the candidates should have the ability to teach comparative courses, integrate multiple disciplinary cultural and global perspectives, and incorporate educational technology in their teaching and professional activities.  Candidates should also be committed to working with the campus cultural and gender centers and demonstrate a commitment to diversity in higher education.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Native American Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Gender/Women’s Studies, or other related field from an accredited university by September 1, 2016;
  • Ability to teach comparative courses and integrate multiple disciplinary cultural perspectives in Native American Studies and Ethnic & Women’s Studies;
  • Evidence of scholarly engagement and potential;
  • Experience of successfully teaching undergraduates at a college or university setting;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student populations.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate success in critical/interactive pedagogical practices;
  • Seek specializations in settler colonialism, sovereignty, tribal law/politics, literature, cultural production and performance, and/or environmental justice;
  • Additional specializations, but not restricted, in the areas of, research methodologies, critical race theories, comparative social movements, labor, education, digital and social media, Queer/LGBT Studies, Gender Studies, identity formations, and multiethnic/cultural identities will be considered;
  • Evidence of scholarly achievements (conference presentations, publications, and/or grant development);
  • Experience in mentoring and advising students;
  • Experience in working with Native American student groups and/or community-based organizations;
  • Experience with educational technology.

Application Procedure

All application materials must be submitted via online. Please go to to complete the online application. You will be required to submit the following documentation:

  • a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
  • a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • a completed university application form available at: (;
  • a syllabus from one of the courses you have taught;
  • An unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); and
  • three recently signed letters of reference (within the last two years).

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Friday, November 20, 2015. Early response is encouraged.  As the process proceeds, candidates may be asked to submit a writing sample no longer than 20 pages.

Address all other inquiries to:

Faculty Search Committee
c/o Sandy Kewanhaptewa-Dixon, Ed.D. Committee Chair
Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909.869.4594    FAX: 909.869.6797

Job – Assistant Professor of Native North American Studies (tenure-track), USC – Los Angeles, CA

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Native North American Indigenous Experience

The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Native North American studies with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2016. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in the humanities and/or social sciences. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2015. Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate’s qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified, 2) a current CV, 3) the contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference, and 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages). When desired, referees will be contacted upon submission of the application and provided with information on how to upload their letters of reference. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “CLICK HERE” link at the top of this page.

To learn more about the Department, visit our website at

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

To apply for this position:

Job – Director of the School of Gender, Race and Nations

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Director of the School of Gender, Race and Nations

The School of Gender, Race and Nations (SGRN) is a ground-breaking and newly established collaboration that will advance the dynamic interdisciplinary studies of historically underserved populations and their contributions. The founding units of the School include: Black Studies; Indigenous Nations Studies; Chicano/Latino Studies; and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The School’s mission is to forge alliances across disciplines to critique and displace entrenched orthodoxies, discourses and practices of power and privilege. Its research agenda and curriculum will critically examine and challenge exclusionary disciplinary boundaries as well as conceptual and systemic borders including, but not limited to, those of the nation-state, race, ethnicity, immigration, gender and sexuality—as reflected in the name “School of Gender, Race and Nations.”

The School of Gender, Race and Nations in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Portland State University invites applications for a 3-year renewable position as Director to begin September 16, 2016. The Director will also hold a tenurable academic rank of Associate or Full Professor in Black Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies or Indigenous Nations Studies. We seek an individual with proven success in the administration of interdisciplinary academic units, a distinguished scholar in a field related to the School’s mission, and an experienced teacher. The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Reconciliation through Indigenous Education, UBC Faculty of Education MOOC – Begins Sep. 29, 2015

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Reconciliation through Indigenous Education
UBC Faculty of Education MOOC

Begins September 29, 2015

Explore strategies, exemplars, and resources that support the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of knowing in classrooms, schools and communities.


UBC Faculty of Education is delivering a second offering of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – a free 6-week course beginning on September 29, 2015.

Join Dr. Jan Hare, Professor of Indigenous Education, to learn about Indigenous Education through the lens of reconciliation. Participants will engage with educational leaders and resources that provide direction for how education programs and teaching practices can be modified in order to meaningfully integrate Indigenous knowledge worldviews and pedagogies in classrooms, schools and communities.

This course will help you envision how Indigenous ways of knowing, content, perspectives, and pedagogies can be made part of classrooms, schools, and communities in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. This is an approach that more and more educators see as far more likely to ensure the success of Indigenous learners, as well as enhance the learning experiences of all students.

Learn More
Watch an introductory video to the course and review the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about this MOOC at:

Register Now
·       Register at:

·       Course code:  IndEdu200x

·       Course duration:  September 29 ­ November 6, 2015

·       Estimated effort:  3-5 hours/week (asynchronous)

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Seeking book manuscripts – Critical Indigeneities book series from the University of North Carolina Press

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About Critical Indigeneities

a book series from the University of North Carolina Press

Critical Indigeneities will showcase pathbreaking scholarship that centers Indigeneity as a category of critical analysis, understands Indigenous sovereignty as ongoing and historically grounded, and attends to diverse forms of Indigenous cultural and political agency and expression. The series seeks to build on the conceptual rigor, methodological innovation, and deep relevance that characterize the best work in the growing field of critical Indigenous studies.

Critical Indigeneities will seek book manuscripts at the intersection of a broad range of disciplines and fields, including Cultural Studies, American Studies, History, Literature, Anthropology, Geography, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Political Science, Legal Studies, Performance Studies, Critical Race Studies, and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. The series especially seeks books that employ decolonizing methodologies and Indigenous-centered theoretical and conceptual frames. Such work may engage with critical perspectives on sovereignty struggles, Indigenous intellectual sovereignty, public history and memory studies, decolonial histories, feminist and queer interventions, visual culture and representation, globalization, Indigenous modernities, and cultural production and criticism. We particularly encourage proposals and manuscripts that are comparative or explicitly situated within a framework of global Indigeneity. This includes works that move beyond regional and nation-state frameworks, assessing the histories, political conditions, and other meaningful links pertinent to the world’s Indigenous peoples.



J. Kehaulani Kauanui
J. Kehaulani Kauanui

J. Kēhaulani Kauanui (Kanaka Maoli) is Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University. She is the author of Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity; her second book (in progress), Thy Kingdom Come? The Paradox of Hawaiian Sovereignty, is a critical examination of land, gender, and sexual politics in relation to nationalism. She serves on the editorial boards of Settler Colonial Studies, American Indian Quarterly, and Hūlili: Multidisciplinary Research on Hawaiian Well-Being. Kauanui is a co-founder of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). She has a long history of working in independent community radio, including her 7-year run with the show “Indigenous Politics,” and current program, “Anarchy on Air,” for WESU-FM.
Email: jkauanui(at)

Jean M. O’Brien
Jean M. O’Brien

Jean M. O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe) is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of History and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author or co-editor of books including Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England; Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States; and Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians. O’Brien is co-founder and past president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), past president of the American Society for Ethnohistory, and inaugural co-editor (with Robert Warrior) of the journal, Native American and Indigenous Studies.
Email: obrie002(at)


CFP – Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Due: Apr 30, 2015

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Call for Papers

Indigenous Studies Area – Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Cincinnati, OH, Friday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015.

Panel and paper proposal deadline: April 30 2015

The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panels and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202 Phone: (513) 421-9100.

Papers may address any aspect of Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, and other Indigenous popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to, the following:



New Media

Video Games, Blogging, YouTube


Popular Literature

Radio shows

Theater, Festivals, Spectacles, and Ceremonies


250 word abstracts may be submitted before or by 30 APRIL 2015. Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system,

Send questions and inquiries only to the Area Chair, Anthony Adah at