NAISA memberships run from January 1st through December 31st of each year. Memberships must be renewed at the beginning of each calendar year. NAISA membership is handled by the University of Minnesota Press, the publisher of our journal, Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS). Click for more information on the journal NAIS.


Individual Memberships

Individuals may sign up for membership at tiered rates. Membership includes:

  • A subscription to the journal NAIS, the official publication of NAISA, which is printed twice per year. Members also receive digital access to the journal NAIS through Project MUSE during the membership year. Previously, access to the digital version of NAIS was only available through academic institution library portals. This membership benefit allows independent scholars and unaffiliated community researchers access to not only the latest issue of NAIS, but the entire NAIS archive. Members will be emailed instructions on how to access digital NAIS at the beginning of the month following membership purchase or renewal.
  • Complimentary job postings on the NAISA Opportunities page (website account required; privilege available to Individual memberships only)
  • The privilege to vote in the regular and special elections (privilege available to Individual memberships only)

Institutional memberships

Institutional memberships are available for libraries, schools, colleges, universities, academic departments, and educational non-profits to be able to subscribe to the NAIS journal. Please note: Aside from a NAIS journal subscription, an institutional membership does not include other privileges of an individual membership, such as the complimentary posting of job announcements on our Opportunities page, and cannot be used for NAISA conference admission.


To SIGN UP for or RENEW your NAISA membership, go to:


International members

If you are having difficulty signing up for a membership with an out-of-US credit card, the University of Minnesota Press advises: Please be sure that the address and phone number entered in the “Billing Address” matches the address and phone number associated with the credit card. The UMP payment system is very particular about having a precise match between the billing address you provide and the address associated with the credit card. To enter the address you wish to use for your NAISA membership, use the space lower down on the form for “shipping or correspondence address.” For help, contact the Press at or 612-627-1940.


After registering to be a member with NAISA, you will receive an email that includes the following information:

From: “Native American and Indigenous Studies” <>
Title: “Welcome to Native American and Indigenous Studies Association”
    • URL to login
    • Username
    • Password
    • Lost/Reset Password URL
    • User Email


You may use the information provided in the email to log into your NAISA account.


PLEASE NOTE: There is a lag time between signing up for membership and gaining member access to the website. Currently, the website member list is updated one or two business days following membership purchase. You will typically need to wait for at least a day before you receive the email that allows you to create your login. This email will come separately from the email receipt showing your payment to the University of Minnesota Press.