Hosted by American Indian Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson




GO TO Program Supplement for some (not all!) Program changes;
these are some of the major ones, as of 5/14

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GO TO for news on recent state of Arizona legislation/SB 1070; discussion by membership, and
  Pres. Robert Warrior's letter to Governor Jan Brewer

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Deadline to book at Westin La Paloma ended April 23
go to Book your Room to find contact information for alternate hotels
  For information on how to find a room-mate, go to Share A Room
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***Online meeting Registration through EventInterface***
Instructions & Information go to Register for Tucson meeting

**2010 Preliminary Program now posted at 2010 Program**
Find the day/time when your panel, roundtable or paper is scheduled

Authors interested in selling your books at the Meeting,
go to Exhibit Hall & Book Sales

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Go to "Submit Proposal" to see Acceptance/Rejection Rates for 2010
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 American Indian Studies at The University of Arizona

will host the second annual meeting of the
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.

NAISA is a scholarly organization that was founded in 2008 and which now has over 500 members from North American, South America, Hawai'i, Aoteoroa New Zealand, Australia, Europe, Asia, and several Pacific Island nations.

Two meetings led up to the creation of NAISA as a professional association: Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, Norman hosted the first organizing meeting in May of 2007, and the Institute of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia hosted the second, founding meeting in April of 2008. NAISA was incorporated in May 2009, and the May 21-23, 2009 meeting at the University of Minnesota constituted the first annual meeting of NAISA.

American Indian Studies at The University of Arizona, the NAISA Executive Local Host Committee, and the Local Arrangements Committee welcome you to Tucson and southern Arizona. We are dedicated to making the Tucson NAISA Conference a model for bringing together Indigenous elders and students, community activists, practicing professionals, and academics in an exciting and productive exchange.

The state of Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized Native nations, and the U of A and Tucson are situated in the homelands of the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Executive Host Committee:
Chair: K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Professor, American Indian Studies, UA

Karen Francis-Begay, President Shelton’s Special Advisor, Native American Affairs, UA
Alyce Sadongei, Ass't. Curator/American Indian Relations, Arizona State Museum, UA
Joan Timeche, Executive Director, Native Nations Institute, UA

Dr. Ferlin Clark, President, Diné College, Tsaile, Arizona

Local Arrangements Committee:
Amanda Tachine, Native American Student Affairs, UA
Natasha Varner, UA Press

Tsianina Lomawaima (520-621-5083), Chair, Executive Local Host Committee & Sunny Lybarger (520-626-7695), Graduate Assistant/AIS Doctoral Student can respond to questions about the conference and program -- please contact us at