Native American studies

CFP – 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference, Due: Oct. 15, 2015

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17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 4-­‐5, 2016 — Tempe, AZ

“Native Leadership in Community Building ”

“Native Leadership in Community Building,” is the theme for the 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association conference. With the many challenges native communities and nations are facing, leadership is key to community building. While political officials are seen as leaders, individuals and families are also taking the initiative to transform their native communities and nations for the better. These individuals and families are undertaking work on a number of levels, such as language and culture maintenance/revitalization, health improvement, environmental protection, culturally-­‐based education, and many other pertinent issues, that build strength and capacity in our communities.

This year’s conference looks to examine and initiate discussions about leadership and community building. This includes, however is not exclusive to: language, culture, art, history, environment, governance, gender, sexuality, health, storytelling, education, family, philosophy, policy, and all other topics which would include leadership and community building.

The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops.

Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues. Paper/Session/Panel Proposals:

  • Please send paper and panel submissions in a digital format.
  • When submitting a paper, session or panel, please provide the name of the presenter, title,

    session organizer and/or all persons involved, including their role/s. Also, provide their address,

    phone number and email information.

  • Submit the presentation title/s and a 200-­‐word paper abstract, describing the paper, session or


  • Please submit proposals by October 15, 2015. Abstracts after this date will only be considered if

    space is available on the program.

    Thank you!

    Please send submissions to:

    Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator American Indian Studies
    P.O. Box 874603
    Arizona State University

    Tempe, AZ 85287-­‐4603 480-­‐727-­‐8691

    PDF Announcement: 2016 CP 17th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference

Job – Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, Montana State University, tenure-track

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Montana State University, Department of Native American Studies, is currently searching to fill a tenure track position in Native American Studies (Assistant Professor).
The Program
Approximately 35 students are currently seeking a non-teaching minor in Native American Studies (NAS) and we have 25 students in the Masters of Arts program and 35 in the graduate certificate program. There are opportunities to engage with approximately 580 Native students representing 40 tribes on campus. There are seven reservations in Montana and the state is home to 12 tribal Nations. The program has historically drawn students from international communities and has a solid reputation in indigenous education.

The Department

The Department of Native American Studies is in the College of Letters and Science. It is the only Indigenous Studies/Native American Studies program in a mainstream institution accredited by the World’s Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. The Katz Family Endowed Chair in Native American Studies is one of only three such chairs in the United States.

The Department offers a non-teaching undergraduate minor in Native American Studies (NAS), a graduate certificate in NAS and a Masters of Arts in NAS. Courses in Native American Studies are an integral part of the Diversity Category in the University Core requirements. The teaching load is five courses over the academic year and may include undergraduate and graduate courses.

1. Generalist with specific research and teaching interests in one or more of the many areas relevant to Native American Studies, including but not limited to: linguistics and language revitalization; Native art history, appreciation, and/or creation; Native spirituality and/or philosophies; Native gender studies; Native media production; contemporary issues; higher education and/or tribal colleges; Native economics and economic development; Indigenous science;
2. Familiarity with issues affecting Native peoples of the Western hemisphere especially, and ability to put these in comparative contexts;
3. Familiarity with and willingness to explore uses of technology in teaching, including online instruction and growing collaboration with tribal colleges in Montana and beyond.
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CFP – 20th Navajo Studies Conference, Due Feb 1, 2015

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20th Navajo Studies Conference
Yideeską́ą́góó Dinék’eh Nitsáhákees, Éé’deetįįh, dóó Hódzą’ Bee Ániit’éedoo
 Navajo knowledge and experiences for our future
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, May 28-30, 2015
Deadline for Proposal Submission:  February 1, 2015
Proposals for individual and panel presentations, interactive sessions, and cultural sharing are now being accepted for the 20th Navajo Studies Conference (NSC), which will be held at Northern Arizona University (NAU) in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The 20th Navajo Studies Conference theme is based on supporting our future through sharing the knowledge and experiences of Navajo people and communities.   We want to highlight the wealth of knowledge and experiences of our Navajo people and our allies that sustain, revitalize, and support Navajo communities.  We encourage proposals from youth, young adults, adults, elders – students, community members, academics, educators, professionals, government officials, artists, activists, and others.
Please go to: for more information regarding online registration, registration forms, and the call for papers.​

CFP – Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession, Dec 15, 2014

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Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession

2015 Call for Proposals

April 30-May 3, 2015 | York University, Toronto

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2014, 11:59pm HST

The 2015 conference of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association honours Indigenous sovereignty struggles for land, culture, food, water, education, and health—and centres Indigenous, Black, and people of colour activism and scholarship, especially work coming from feminist, trans, Two-Spirit, queer, and disability struggles and perspectives.

This international gathering aims to critique settler colonialism and white supremacy; challenge colonial gender binaries; examine genealogies of anti-Black racism and colonial racial formations; and think about resistance and oppression transnationally, in ways that challenge western hegemony and the travels of racist and colonial methods.

This gathering brings African, Caribbean, Equity, Diaspora, Critical Race, Native, Trans, and Disability Studies into conversation with Ethnic Studies to critique genocide, racialized sexual violence, and capitalism; and to engage with conditions of borders, land, migration, displacement, labour, prisons, war, development, occupation, ableism, racism, and apartheid.

Relationships as Resistance: A Gathering for Activists, Academics, and Agitators  

This gathering will de-centre white supremacy by focusing on relationships between Indigenous peoples, Black, migrant, refugee, and Mestiz@ communities, and settlers.

We will give back to local Indigenous communities by taking a reciprocity and responsibility approach through organizing beyond the acknowledgement of territory and the inclusion of Indigenous peoples, and moving towards deepening relationships, knowledges, and strategies for change between Indigenous peoples and communities of colour.

We recognize the fundamental role of anti-Black racism in contemporary institutions, economies, and social movements, including ethnic studies and other academic spaces. We aim to disrupt anti-Blackness in antiracist and other anti-oppressive spaces, which are frequently appropriative of Blackness and complicit with anti-Blackness.

We recognize that racism, colonialism and imperialism take different shapes globally, and are mediated through specific state contexts. We invite you to help build a space where colonized and racialized peoples in different parts of the global north and south treat each other as enmeshed, relational, and interdependent.

We seek submissions that explore local and global forms of imperialism, white supremacy, and colonialism—and challenge neoliberal policies and legacies of slavery, confront ableism, and unsettle hetero-patriarchy by forging new theoretical and practical conversations.

We encourage proposals by community members, social justice organizers, cultural workers, activists, students, academics, independent scholars, teachers, media makers, human rights advocates, and anyone interested in analyzing the conditions of our work, lives, and struggles.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Disability and Disablement
  • Land Defense and Environmental Justice
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Incarceration, Criminalization, and State Violence
  • Global Imperialisms, Racisms and Colonialism
  • Canadian State and Settler Colonialism
  • Education
  • Borders
  • Labour
  • Activism
  • Art, Culture, and Media

We recommend presentation formats that encourage participation, collaboration, and creativity. Proposals may include performances, interactive workshops, open discussions, roundtables, films, activist studios, papers, panels, strategy sessions, learning labs, writing salons, and others.

We will prioritize proposals by people doing critical work in their own communities, and proposals that take care not to reproduce “expert” colonial knowledges. We welcome proposals that support participation for various abilities, bodies, learning styles, and experiences.

Submissions of non-translated sessions in languages other than English are welcome. ASL interpretation, wheelchair access, and gender-neutral washrooms will be available.

We encourage individuals, organizations and academic units to endorse this call. To become an endorser, please email us at here.

Job – Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, Due Dec 1st, 2014

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Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies

The University of San Diego and the Ethnic Studies Department invites applications for the tenure-track

position of Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies beginning in the Fall 2015. Candidates should have

expertise in globalization/transnationalism, economic justice and/or environmental justice pertaining to U.S.

racial/ethnic groups. All candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field.

Applicants must be able to teach courses in one ethnic-specific area (e.g. African American Studies, Asian

American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, or Native American Studies) and in Comparative Ethnic Studies

utilizing interdisciplinary teaching and critical scholarly perspectives. Ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic

Studies required.

The second largest city in California, San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people,

includes the busiest port of entry on the world’s busiest national border, and hosts significant ethnic,

immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean,

Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. The University of San Diego is a private, Roman Catholic

university with more than 5,500 undergraduate students and a commitment to advancing academic

excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service. The Ethnic Studies

Department at the University of San Diego focuses on the importance of race and ethnicity in the US context,

and at the heart of our work is a commitment to social justice and community service learning that directly

supports the values of Catholic Social Teaching. Applicant cover letters should clearly state how the

applicant fits within this larger programmatic vision. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong

undergraduate teaching.

A complete application will include:

1) A cover letter that includes your relevant teaching experience, research, and direct experience working

with and in U.S. ethnic communities

2) A statement on your teaching philosophy that addresses teaching at a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic


3) A sample publication

4) A resume/vita

5) Sample course syllabi

6) Three reference letters (submitted directly by your recommenders)

1. Submit your complete application as a single .pdf file to

2. Submit one hard copy of your complete application to:

Jesse Mills, Chair

Department of Ethnic Studies

University of San Diego

Maher Hall 210

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110

3. To apply, go to ( Look for job IRC15348 and follow all instructions to create a

full profile. For assistance with iRecruitment, please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806

or by email at

The final deadline for receipt of application materials is December 1st, 2014. Applicants should meet the

deadline for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until

position is filled.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates

who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Job – Repatriation Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Job Description
The University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Repatriation Coordinator to oversee compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and to enhance the campus¹s program in Native American Studies.  The position is a three year 12 month lectureship in the Department of Anthropology. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

The Repatriation Coordinator directs a small part-time staff and teaches two courses a year that complement the offerings of the Anthropology Department and the program in Native American Indian Studies.

Please submit a cover letter discussing qualifications, a cv/resume, and the names of three referees to  Inquiries about the position can be addressed to

Dr. Robert Paynter, Chair, Search Committee at  Review of applications begins on November 21, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. Letters and additional materials from selected candidates will be due within 2 weeks of receiving such a request. Our negotiable ideal starting date is Feb. 1, 2015.

Job – Assistant Prof, Tenure-track – Native American Studies, University of New Mexico

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The University of New Mexico’s Native American Studies program is requesting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  
Minimum requirements include: 
(1) Applicant must possess a Ph.D. in Native American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, American Studies, Community Planning, or related disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, by the start of appointment; 
(2) Teaching or research experience with Native American people, communities, or issues for a minimum of six (6) months.  
For complete information, please view the attached position description, which is also available on the faculty postings link at  The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator.  For additional information see:

Director of the Native America Studies Program/Coca Cola Professorship

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 Director of the Native America Studies Program/Coca Cola Professorship

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma is seeking outstanding candidates for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured Associate or Full Professor position as Director of Native American Studies with primary responsibility to provide leadership for all aspects of the Native American Studies Program.  The director also holds the Coca Cola Professorship.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent and must be qualified for tenure at the University of Oklahoma.  Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching related to Native American Studies, experience working with tribal communities, and a commitment to providing service to Native American communities.  Prior administrative experience and evidence of obtaining external support for academic programs are desirable.  It is expected that the Director will maintain an active research program and teach courses appropriate to Native American Studies.  Salary will be commensurate with the background and experience of the successful candidate.  Appointment to begin July 1, 2014.

Native American Studies is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate and masters degree-granting program at the University of Oklahoma, devoted to academic activities that examine Native American cultural, historical and contemporary issues.  This position will offer the Director exciting opportunities in expanding the program, as well as in establishing new partnerships with Oklahoma in tribal and indigenous communities and beyond through research, teaching, and other mutually beneficial interactions.  Native American Studies also is dedicated to providing an academic context that will broaden an understanding of cultural diversity.  The Director, who reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be expected to develop a strategic plan for the future growth of the Program, seek external funding for program development, as well as provide sound administrative and managerial leadership for all aspects of Native American Studies.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita and a letter summarizing teaching experience and the kinds of courses the candidate would teach in the future, current research activities with plans for future work, and a description of previous administrative experience and involvement with tribal communities.  Applicants should also provide three letters of recommendation.  Application materials should be sent to:

Kelly R. Damphousse

Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Ellison Hall, Room 323, University of Oklahoma, 633 Elm Avenue

Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3118

We will also accept electronic applications in PDF format, sent to  Initial review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014, and continue until an appointment is made. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.  The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Joshua B. Nelson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of English

University of Oklahoma

Chair: Department of American Indian Studies, University of Washington

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Institution Type: College / University
Location: WashingtonUnited States
Position: Associate ProfessorDepartment ChairFull Professor

Chair: Department of American Indian Studies

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington seeks candidates for a full-time associate or full professor, to serve as Chair in the Department of American Indian Studies.

American Indian Studies (AIS) at UW is a multidisciplinary academic department that offers an undergraduate major and a minor. It is also home to the Native Voices graduate program in indigenous film, video, and digital media.  The department faculty represent a range of disciplines and approach their teaching and research from a decolonized, community-based and global perspective.  The department works with national and regional Native American communities through the UW Tribal Leaders Summit, Native American Advisory Board, UW powwows, the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House project, and campus symposia and conferences. It is a campus leader in facilitating the recruitment and retention of Native American and indigenous students.

We seek a scholar of Native American and Indigenous studies and will consider applicants in all areas of specialization.  The critical qualifications are a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree in the candidate’s field; a record of distinguished scholarship and teaching; experience working with Native American communities and organizations; administrative experience that includes strategic educational planning, budget management, development and grant writing skills, advising, and personnel management.

The chair will provide leadership for the department’s educational mission, work to enhance professional development opportunities for faculty, advocate for AIS in relations with college and university administrators, administer and develop department budget and resources, supervise staff, and promote mutually beneficial relations with regional Native communities and organizations.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The chair has the discretion to set a teaching schedule compatible with departmental leadership as his/her highest priority.

The start date for this position is negotiable but may be as early as July 1, 2014.  Candidates should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, statement of administrative philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information for at least three references. References will not be contacted until a candidate is being considered for a campus visit.  Applications will be reviewed beginning January 22, 2014, until the position is filled.  Application materials are being accepted on-line at:

The American Indian Studies Department is committed to building and supporting a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, racial and sexual minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.  The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Contact: If you have any questions about this position, the department, or the University of Washington, please contactDaniel Hart

American Indian Studies


Application materials should be submitted at:

Primary Category: Native American History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Contemporary History
Cultural History / Studies
Digital Humanities
Film and Film History
Human Rights
Journalism and Media Studies
Research and Methodology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Posting Date: 11/01/2013
Closing Date 01/29/2014