On occasion, the Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association responds to requests from our members to raise awareness of issues that particularly concern the membership of the association. NAISA Council advocacy most often takes the form of official statements, which we post on our website, to the membership, and through social media. Other forms of advocacy include letters to leadership, such as letters to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, ambassadors, or other such individuals and organizations. 


Current NAISA members who would like to request a statement or other form of advocacy from NAISA Council should send an email to including the description of the issue; links with more information; a description of how NAISA members are addressing the issue; type of documents requested, i.e. statement or letters and a draft statement or letters, as needed; in the case of letters, specific names and email addresses of recipients; and a timeline for response.


NAISA Council carefully considers member requests for statements. While Council advocates for many issues, it is not possible or appropriate for Council to address every issue affecting Indigenous Peoples. Council thus encourages NAISA members to rely on additional means of spreading awareness of critical issues, including the NAISA Facebook page and collective organizing with other association members.

NAISA Council Statement on Indigenous Identity Fraud

September 15, 2015



January 2, 2023

NAISA Council Statement of Solidarity with Palestinian Education Autonomy and Academic Freedom

March 24, 2022

NAISA Council Letter in Support of Maori Colleagues at the University of Waikato 

September 23, 2020


NAISA Council Statement of Solidarity with Mapuche People 

June 22, 2020


NAISA Council Statement in Support of Protesters Seeking Justice in the Murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd

May 31, 2020

NAISA Council Statement in Support of Indigenous Children, Adults, and Families on the Guatemala/Mexico/United States Borders

August 5, 2019

NAISA Council Statement in Support of Mauna Kea Kiaʻi

July 26, 2019

NAISA Council and 2019 Local Host Committee Statement on Terrorism

March 15, 2019


NAISA Council Statement in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation

February 22, 2019

NAISA Council Statement on “Zero Tolerance” and Family Separation in the United States

July 20, 2018

NAISA Council Statement Supporting Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines

March 14, 2018

NAISA Council Statement on the Stanley/Cormier Verdicts

March 2, 2018

NAISA Council Statement to Wells Fargo

April 28, 2017

NAISA Council Statement on Dakota Access Pipeline

September 11, 2016

NAISA Council Declaration of Support for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

December 13, 2013