Upcoming Events





The Indigenous Studies Network expects to put on one or more panels and hold a business meeting/networking session at the 2010 American Political Science Association (APSA) Meeting September 2-5, 2010 at the Omni/Hilton/Marriott and Wardman Park Hotels in Washington, DC. Send proposals for panels, papers and posters to ISN Program Coordinators: Anne F. Boxberger Flaherty (Duke University):, and Sheryl Lightfoot (University of Minnesota): More information about the APSA meeting, including the conference theme and calls for papers, can be found at:



The American Indian Studies Section of the Western Social Science Association, at its 52nd meeting, expects to again have a full program of panels at the association’s meeting at the Grand Sierra Resort, in Reno, NV, April 14-17, 2010. Paper/panel proposals for the American Indian Studies Section can either be submitted on line by going to:, or by sending them (preferably by E-mail) to AIS section coordinator Tom Hoffman < Deadline for proposals, including abstracts, is December 1. Information, which will eventually include the preliminary program, can be accessed on line at:

A list of Indigenous Language Conferences is kept at the Teaching Indigenous Languages web site at Northern Arizona University:

The National Indian Education Association Conference: 40th Annual Convention is in Milwaukee, WI, October 22-25, 2009. For details go to:

Vitality and Viability of Minority Languages is in New York City, October 23-24, 2009. For information go to”

Native American Language Preservation Summit is in Phoenix, AZ, October 26-28, 2009. For information go to:

Eighth Native American Symposium and Film Festival: Images, Imaginations, and Beyond is November 4-6, 2009 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. The symposium theme is Images, Imaginations, and Beyond, but papers, presentations, panel sessions, and creative productions addressing all aspects of Native American studies are welcome. All papers presented at the symposium will be eligible for inclusion in the volume of published proceedings, which will also be posted on the website which has conference information at:

Tusweca Tiospaye 2009 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit: Uniting the Seven Council Fires to Save the Language is in Rapid City, SD, November 12-14, 2009. For details go to:

An American Indian Law Conference organized by The Federal Bar Association, the National Native American Bar Association and the Native American Bar Association of Washington, DC, is set for the National Museum of the American Indian, In Washington, DC, November 13.

First Nations Language Keepers Conference is in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 8-9, 2009. For information go to:

GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION: International Demonstrations on Climate Change is December 12th 2009, to coincide with the annual United Nations Climate Talks which are taking place this year (COP15/MOP5) in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 7th to 18th 2009. Plans for intend synchronized demonstrations around the world are being publicized and promoted at:, or contact:

The Sixth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability is at the University of Cuenca, Ecuador, January 5-7, 2010. For details go to:

Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas Winter Meeting is in Baltimore, Maryland, January 7-10, 2010. For information go to:

International Expert Group Meeting Indigenous Peoples: Development with Culture and identity: Articles 3 and 32 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, will be at UN Headquarters in New York, January 12-14 2010. For more information contact the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Divison for Social Policy and Development – Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017,,

Conferences of the International Society for Language Studies: Beginning in 2009, conferences will be held on a two-year cycle (every other year) with publication of the annual volume series Readings in Language Studies to be of primary focus during the intervening year. For information contact International Society for Language Studies, c/o OSBORN, Graduate School of Education, Fordham University, 113 W. 60th Street, Room 1102, New York, NY 10023,,

Bilingual Education: Strengthening America Through a Multilingual Society! is February 3-6, 2010, Denver, CO. For information go to:

The 2010 Conference of the National Association of Native American Studies will be held February Feb. 8-13, at the Baton Rouge Marriott, Baton Rouge, LA. For information contact: Dr. Lemuel Berry, Jr., Executive Director, NANAS, P.O. Box 325, Biddeford, ME 04005-0325 (207}839-8004, Fax: 207/839-3776,,

Native/Indigenous Studies Area of the 2010 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association’s 30th annual meeting will be in February 10-13, in Albuquerque, NM at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. Deadline is December 15 for proposals for Panels and Individual Papers for the Native/Indigenous Studies Area. Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to L. Rain Cranford-Gomez Area Co-Chair, Native/Indigenous Studies PCA/ACA Annual Regional Conferences ohoyocreole@gmail,com. Deadline for conference registration may be December 31. Further details regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can be found at and at

First International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages is at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), February 19-21, 2010. For information go to:

First International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages is at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, February 19-21, 2010. For details go to:

Commissioning Possibilities: Truth, Reconciliation and the Residential Schools (in Canada) Conference, is at Nipissing University, North Bay, ON Canada, in the territory of the Anishinabek Nation, March 5-7, 2010. Since the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples expressed the need for sustained testimonials, apologies and compensation in the service of reconciliation, truth and justice, the survivors, leaders and scholars of the residential school system have gathered. Some have gathered to work through the possibilities of truth and reconciliation. Others have gathered to strategize and discuss the potential to realize justice, responsibility and healing. There remains much more to debate. Over one year has passed since Prime Minister Harper’s apology and the initiation of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). As the TRC resumes full operation, the pressing question lingers: are the goals of justice, truth and reconciliation being served? This interdisciplinary conference brings together a range of communities–Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, scholarly, activist, artistic, policy and service-oriented–to advance a series of critical and constructive conversations about the possibilities of truth and reconciliation. Student submissions are welcome. For further information on the conference, see, or contact: Dr. Rosemary Nagy, (705) 474-3450 ext. 4156 or Dr. Robinder Sehdev, (705) 474-3450 ext. 4025,

The 33rd Annual California Conference on American Indian Education is being held March 25-27, 2010 in Santa Clara, on the theme “Saving Our Language-Saving Our Culture.” For details go to:

Sixth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference, is April 8-9, 2010, at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Proposal Deadline is January 11, 2010, Send to or Alesia Cummings at American Indian Studies PO Box 1510 Pembroke, NC 28372-1510. For more information contact Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs (910)521-6266,

Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of Native America is at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, April 9-11, 2010. For details go to:

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference is in Tucson, Arizona, May 20-22, 2010. For details go to:

The Ninth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is April 19-30, 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, with the Special Theme: Indigenous peoples: development with culture and identity; articles 3 and 32 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For details go to:

The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is a national non-profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native federal employees. SAIGE will probably host its 7th annual national joint training conference with the American Indian Alaska Native Employees Association (AIANEA), in the summer of 2010. Information will be available from the Society of American Indian Government Employees, P.O. Box 7715, Washington, D.C. 20044,

The 35th Anniversary International Indian Treaty Council Conference, will likely be in June 2010. Details will eventually be posted at:

17th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference and Western Symposium on Language Issues (WeSLI) is June 17-20, 2010, at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Information soon can be obtained at:

The Fifth Annual Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium tentatively is at Northwest Indian College, and will y be July 8-10, 2010. For details and reservations contact Steve Pavlik, Co-coordinator, Native American Studies, Northwest Indian College, 2533 Kwina Rd., Bwllingham, WA 98226 (360)392-4307,,

The 2nd Annual Dakota Language Camp will be held summer 2010 put on by the Dakota Language Program of the University of Minnesota Department of American Indian Studies in collaboration with Pond Dakota Heritage Society, Dakota Wicohie and the Nandagikendan Urban Immersion Program. For information go to:

Athabascan/Dene Language Conference may be in July 2010. Details will likely be at:

The Northwest Indian Language Institute Summer 2010 is June 17-July 30, 2010, at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. For details go to:

45th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages may be in, August, 2010. Details will become available at:

Fostering Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship in the Americas Conference: FIBEA 2010 will be in New Mexico in the Fall of 2010. Information will eventually be available at:, or contact

The International Society for Language Studies will hold its biannual 2011 Conference June 23-25, 2011 at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Oranjestad, Aruba. For details go to:


A Collaborative Publishing Imitative in Indigenous Studies

The University of Arizona Press, The University of North Carolina Press, The University of Minnesota Press, and The Oregon State University Press announce an exciting new Indigenous studies publishing initiative. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the collaborating presses will publish works by authors that reflect the expanding field of Indigenous studies. The initiative aims to demonstrate the ways Indigenous traditional and lived experiences can contribute to and reframe discourses on the history, culture, identity, and rights of Indigenous peoples worldwide

The collaborating presses are currently requesting book proposals by leading scholars in the field. First-time authors selected for participation in the publishing initiative will be eligible for research and travel stipends, as well as developmental editing. Once published, the books will benefit from a unique marketing program to help them reach a broad audience.

Advisory Board

An esteemed group of eight scholars aids editors in connecting with potential authors, provides consultation on ways to extend editorial and marketing reach into news areas, and advises the presses on new developments in the field of Indigenous studies.

Andrew Canessa · Jennifer Denetdale

Amy Den Ouden · Daniel Heath Justice

Eugene Hunn · Linc Kesler

Jean O’Brien · Jace Weaver

Press Acquiring Statements

The University of Arizona Press is acquiring works in the areas of ethnohistory, contemporary issues such as Indigenous rights and resource management, language revitalization, ethnoecology, collaborative archaeology, ethnography, gender studies, literature, and the arts.

Allyson Carter, editor-in-chief

Patti Hartmann, acquiring editor

The University of Minnesota Press is interested in acquiring and publishing interdisciplinary Native and Indigenous studies works arising out of anthropology, sociology, political science, and literary and cultural studies, with a special emphasis on global Indigenous cultures.

Jason Weidemann, acquiring editor

The University of North Carolina Press seeks to publish innovative scholarship on Native American and Indigenous history, culture, law and policy, narrative traditions, religion, and the arts. We are also interested in recent and contemporary histories of activism for and expressions of Indigenous political, economic, and cultural sovereignty.

Mark Simpson-Vos, acquiring editor

The Oregon State University Press acquires and publishes works in history, culture, language, and cultural resource management. Additional publishing foci include Native American and Indigenous perspectives on the cultural, social, and/or physical impacts of climate change, natural resource management, environmental matters, and practice and representation in the arts.

Mary Elizabeth Braun, acquiring editor.

For more information contact Natasha Varner, program coordinator



The Brown University Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in American (CSREA) announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant level in American Indian studies, which is a part of the Ethnic Studies program housed at CSREA. We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar with grounding in the humanities, social sciences or other relevant academic background who will lead the development of American Indian studies and contribute to the growth of comparative race and ethnic studies at Brown.

The appointment will be shared between CSREA/Ethnic Studies and the department appropriate to the candidate’s educational background and primary field of research, including but not limited to these departments at Brown: American Civilization and Public Humanities, History, Anthropology, Sociology, English, Education.  We welcome applicants whose research focuses on Native American/ American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan. A Ph.D. is required by the time the appointment begins in July 2010. Teaching experience and publications are highly desirable.

To apply, please submit a letter, a complete c.v., and three letters of reference to: Profs. Karl Jacoby/Rhacel Parreñas, co-chairs, American Indian Studies Search Committee, CSREA, Box 1886, 150 Power St., Brown University, Providence, RI 02912

Review of complete application will begin on November 30, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. Phone inquiries are welcome. Please call Prof. Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Director, CSREA, at 401-863-3080, or


American Indian Politics or Policy Position at the University of North Texas

The Political Science Department at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in American Indian Politics or Policy. We seek a scholar whose broad focus is Indigenous politics in the Americas but are especially interested in obtaining someone who examines the politics, institutions, behaviors or politics affecting tribes in the United States and who has long-standing connections with a tribe or tribes. This individual will be expected to teach courses in Indigenous politics at the undergraduate and graduate level and also introductory American government courses. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Political Science by the beginning date for the appointment of August 15, 2010 and must demonstrate potential for excellence in research, teaching and service.  The University of North Texas has more than 35,000 students and the largest Native American enrollment among public universities in Texas. In addition, UNT is located between the 37 tribes in Oklahoma and one of the largest American Indian population centers – the Dallas-Fort Worth area where there are approximately 65,000 American Indians. The UNT Department of Political Science has 29 full-time faculty, who combine cutting edge research and award-winning teaching, and offers a BA in Political Science and a minor in Peace Studies, as well as MA, MS, and PhD programs in American Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Methodology. The Department’s website can be found at:

Applicants must apply online at: Applicants must provide a cover letter, vitae, a writing sample, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable prior to employment), and three letters of reference submitted electronically by the letter writers. The submission of sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available, is also appreciated but not required. Inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Valerie Martinez-Ebers at, to whom letters of recommendation should be sent. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2009, and will continue until the search is closed. UNT is a committed AA/ADA/EOE  institution that welcomes all opportunities to enhance our diversity.

Valerie Martinez-Ebers, Ph.D., M.P.A., Professor of Political Science, University of North Texas, 1121 Union Circle, Wooten Hall 125, Box 305340, Denton, TX 76203-5017, Fax: (940)565-4818, Phone: (940)565-2276.


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