The NAISA Council and prize committee are pleased to announce our three winners of 2010 NAISA best article and book prizes. Congratulations to the following winners who gathered the most votes from fellow NAISA members.
2010 Most Thought Provoking Article in Native American and Indigenous Studies
Danika Medak-Saltzman., “Transnational Indigenous Exchange: Rethinking Global Interactions of Indigenous Peoples at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition.” American Quarterly 62 (2010): 591-615.
2010 Best First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies
Malinda Maynor Lowery. Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
2010 Best Subsequent Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies
Jean M. O’Brien. Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians Out of Existence in New England. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.
May 31 – June 28th
Manta Irititjangku, Ngura Kutjupalakutu: Ancient Land, New Territory: A show which celebrates Contemporary Australian Aboriginal artwork of the artists of the remote western APY Lands in the South Australian Desert.
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The Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) invites you to participate in an exciting hands-on workshop titled “Approaches to Teaching Lakota Culture” that we are hosting in Brookings, SD on June 4, 2012. We hope you can attend. The workshop explores innovative approaches to understanding and teaching Lakota history and culture.
Presentation topics will include:
• Oceti Sakowin Origins and Development
• Reservations and Tribes in South Dakota
• Lakota Spiritual Foundations
• Representations of and by Lakotas
An open letter in defense of David Shorter and other scholars who support the academic and cultural boycott of Israel
An Open Letter from Native American and Indigenous Studies Scholars in defense of UCLA Professor David Shorter and other scholars who support the academic and cultural boycott of Israel
April 30, 2012
As Native American and Indigenous Studies scholars who endorse the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI), we write in defense of our colleague Professor David Shorter. Shorter has been accused by representatives from the “AMCHA Initiative” of misusing campus resources for “the purpose of promoting the academic and cultural boycott of Israel” to students in his Winter 2012 course, “Tribal Worldviews” at UCLA. In its rhetoric, AMCHA equates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism, a spurious equation wielded by those who seek to suppress open discussion of Israel and its state policies.
Tuesday, June 5, 8:30-10 p.m.
Literary Potlatch II
Sponsored by NAISA
Co-hosted by Beth Piatote and Alice Te Punga Somerville
Back by popular demand! Creative writers of NAISA, bring your best poem or work of prose to share at the Literary Potlatch II. As with a traditional potlatch, everyone gets something: a poem, a song, a little story. Participants are limited to FIVE MINUTES at the mic. Sign up for a slot in advance by emailing Beth Piatote, email@example.com. Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come basis.
Hello NAISA members and friends,
This message brings news of several updates regarding the association and the 2012 Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) meeting in Uncasville, CT, June 3-6, 2012. Please go to www.naisa.org for links to the conference site and information on renewing your membership.
Call for Papers Indigenous Studies - Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Columbus, OH,
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Panel and paper proposal deadline: 30 APRIL 2012
The Indigenous Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.
Two-day symposium: London, 22–23 November 2012
Keynotes: Michelle Raheja (USA) and Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal (Mexico)
As some NAISA members will recall, our colleagues at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies have been very active in response to Arizona's HB2281, the bill that has led to the dissolution of Mexican American Studies in the Tucson Unified School District.
Devon Pena, former chair of NACCS, has passed along the following note and attached documents detailing NACCS's legal response.
Robert Warrior (Osage)