Upcoming Events




The Indigenous Studies Network (ISN) has two panels and a business meeting/networking session at the 2013 American Political Science Association (APSA) Meeting, August 29-September 1, 2013 in Chicago, IL, at the Hyatt/Sheraton. For more information contact ISN Program Coordinators: Laura Evans, evansle@u.washington.edu (University of Washington) and Sheryl Lightfoot (University of British Columbia): sheryl.lightfoot@ubc.ca. More information about the APSA meeting can be found at: http://www.apsanet.org/.  The program is subject to changes, and there may be additional Indigenous related panels, papers or posters. Room locations will become available online to members of APSA, and will be in the printed program available at on-site conference registration in Chicago.

Indigenous Studies Network Panel 1, Co-sponsored by 32 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics-20, American Indian Politics –Sovereignty, Attitudes, and Political Institutions, Saturday, Aug 31, 2013, 2:00 PM-3:45 PM

Chair: Kevin M. Bruyneel, Babson College, kbruyneel@babson.edu

Author(s): Richard C. Witmer, Creighton University, witmer@creighton.edu, and Joshua Johnson, Stony Brook University, jmj76858@gmail.com, American Indian Policy and State Institution Creation

Jeffrey W. Koch, SUNY-Geneseo, koch@geneseo.edu, “The Political Orientations of American Indians

Sherrill Stroschein, University College London, s.stroschein@ucl.ac.uk, “The Autonomous Structures of Native American Reservations

Samantha Eldridge, University of Utah, samantha.eldridge@utah.edu, “Mobilizing American Indian Voters in the 21st Century

David L. Weiden, Hofstra University, David.L.Weiden@hotmail.com, “Judging in a Tribal Voice: An Analysis of the Decisions of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Supreme Court

Discussant: Kevin M. Bruyneel, Babson College, kbruyneel@babson.edu

Indigenous Studies Network
 Panel 2, Co-sponsored by 32 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics-21 Global Indigenous Politics: Human Rights and Power, Thursday, Aug 29, 2013, 2:00 PM-3:45 PM

Chair: Sheryl R. Lightfoot, University of British Columbia, sheryl.lightfoot@ubc.ca

Authors: Fiona MacDonald, University of Manitoba, macdonaf@cc.umanitoba.ca, and Ben Wood, York University, wood.benjamin@gmail.com, “Indigenous Rights as Human Rights: Alliance or Assimilation?

John Mark French, DePaul University, johnmfrench@gmail.com, “Taking Care of the Outside: Governmentality and the Status of Indigenous Peoples

Raymond Foxworth, University of Colorado, Boulder, raymond.foxworth@colorado.edu, “Indigenous Autonomy and Access to Public Goods in Latin America

Claire Timperley, University of Virginia, timperley@virginia.edu, “Constellations of Indigeneity: The Power of Definition

Discussant: Sheryl R. Lightfoot, University of British Columbia, sheryl.lightfoot@ubc.ca

ISN Business and Networking Meeting: To be announced


Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 
32-2, Race and the Construction of the Early American State, Thursday, Aug 29, 2013, 2:00 PM-3:45 PM

Author: Paul Frymer, Princeton University, pfrymer@princeton.edu, “Two Removals: Comparing Indian Removal with Black Colonization Efforts in 19th Century America

Political Economy, 6-18 Political Economy over the Long Run, Sunday, Sep 1, 2013, 8:00 AM-9:45 AM

Jacob Gerner Hariri, University of Copenhagen, jgh@ifs.ku.dk, Jeanet Bentzen, Copenhagen University, Jeanet.Bentzen@econ.ku.dk, and James A. Robinson, Harvard University, jrobinson@gov.harvard.edu, Indigenous Roots of Democracy?

Comparative Politics 11-22, Subnational Political Regimes: Insights for the Study of Democratization and De-democratization, Friday, Aug 30, 4:15 PM

Tulia G. Falleti, University of Pennsylvania, falleti@sas.upenn.edu and Thea Nadja Riofrancos, University of Pennsylvania, thea.riofrancos@gmail.com, “The Right to Prior Consultation: Indigenous and Subnational Territorial Conflict in Bolivia and Ecuador

12-34 Comparative Politics of Developing Countries, Accountability and Representation in India, Friday, Aug 30, 4:15 PM

Benjamin Pasquale, New York University, bjpasquale@gmail.com, “How Do Political Quotas for Indian Tribal Populations Shape Patterns of Civilian Support for Maoist Armed Groups and Overall Political Violence?

31-8 Women and Politics Research, Assessing the Power of Presence: Do Women in Office Make a Difference?, Thursday, Aug 29, 10:15 AM

Christina Ewig, University of Wisconsin, Madison, cewig@wisc.edu,The Power of Inclusion? The Impact of Women and Indigenous Politicians on Inequality in Peru

44-33 Comparative Democratization, The Limits of Participatory Democracy, Friday, Aug 30, 2:00 PM

Kelly Bauer, George Washington University, kbauer2@gwu.edu,Public Participation and Institutional Evolution: Evaluating Chile’s Indigenous Land Policy


Poster Session D060-001, Thursday, Aug 29, 10:15 AM

Darryl Omar Freeman, Washington State University, darrylofreeman@wsu.edu, and Thaddieus W. Conner, Boise State University, tadconner@boisestate.edu, Persuading the Power: Citizenship and Culture Dilemmas for American Indians and African Americans in the Developing United States Society

 “American Indians and Risk Perceptions: Exploring Attitudes towards the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico

Poster Session D060-025: Poster Group: Does Citizenship Status Matter?, Thursday, Aug 29, 2:00 PM

Gilda M. Rodriguez, Kenyon College, gildar@ucla.edu, “Translocal Citizenship: Political Membership and Migration in Indigenous Mexican Communities

Marina Kaneti, New School for Social Research, marina.kaneti@gmail.com, “Metis and the migrant: theorizing citizenship practices beyond agonism, resistance, and dissensus” 

Poster Session D100-001, Saturday, Aug 31, 10:15 AM,

Michael C. Davis, mcdavis@hku.hk, “Human Rights, Indigenous Rights: The Case of Tibet”


The American Indian Studies Section of the Western Social Science Association, at its 56th meeting, expects to again have a full program of panels at the association's meeting at the 2014 conference in Albuquerque, NM, April 2-5, 2014, at the Hyatt Hotel. Paper/panel proposals for the American Indian Studies Section can either be submitted on line by going to: http://wssa.asu.edu/, or by sending them (preferably by E-mail) to AIS section coordinator Leo Killsback: lkillsba@asu.edu. Deadline for proposals, including abstracts, is December 1, 2012. Information, which will eventually include the preliminary program, can be accessed on line at: http://wssa.asu.edu.

A list of Indigenous Language Conferences is kept at the Teaching Indigenous Languages web site at Northern Arizona University: http://www2.nau.edu/jar/Conf.html.

The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library, in Chicago, has an on going Newberry Library Seminar in American Indian Studies on many Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, as well as other occasional events. All papers are pre-circulated electronically to those who plan to attend the seminar. E-mail mcnickle@newberry.org or call (312)255-3564 to receive a copy of the paper. For more on this and other events at the Newberry Library go to: http://www.newberry.org/mcnickle/AISSeminar.html.

3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples' Rights Course & Field Visit in Costa Rica by Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) and University for Peace (UPEACE), Costa Rica is June 5 July 16 and August 5-11, 2013. For details go to: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=1457&language_id=1.

The Northwest Indian Language Institute Summer 2013 is June 17-July 2, 2013, at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. For details go to: http://pages.uoregon.edu/nwili/.

Fostering Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship in the Americas Conference: FIBE 2013: "Mining in Indigenous Lands: Challenges and Opportunities" will take place at the Templo da Boa Vontade, LBV Brasil, June 25-26 2013. For information and to make submissions contact fibea@mgt.unm.edu, or visit http://conferences.mgt.unm.edu/fibea/., or http://fibeamanaus.mgt.unm.edu/defaultENG.asp. 

Summer in Montana: The classes (each of which meets for one week) are taught by experts in the field and are designed for graduate students (including both law and Native Studies students), tribal leaders, attorneys, and those who work with and for Tribal and First Nations governments. You choose which courses and how many to take. All courses will be held at the Salish and Kootenai Tribal College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. June 10-14 (morning) Child Welfare, Family Law, and the American Indian Child (Barbara Atwood, University of Arizona Law),
 June 10-14, 2013  (afternoon) Addressing Domestic Violence (Melissa Tatum, University of Arizona Law)
, June 17-21 (morning)  Native Governments in Action (Steve Cornell, University of Arizona's Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy & Native Nations Institute)
June 24-28 (morning) Indigenous People in the Inter-American Human Rights System (Rob Williams, University of Arizona Law), 
June 24-28 (afternoon) Indigenous Economic Theory (Ron Trosper, University of Arizona American Indian Studies). The PDF with details is at: http://www.aisc.ucla.edu/news/c_n_resources/Summer%20in%20Montana%20flyer.pdf.

5th International 3L Summer School: Endangered Languages: From Documentation to Revitalization may be in July 2013. For details visit: http://www.ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/colloques/3l_2012/index.asp?Langues=EN&Page.

NCAIS Summer Institute, Competing Narratives: Native American and Indigenous Studies Across Disciplinesis at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL, July 8, 2013 to Friday, August 2, 2013. For more information go to: www.newberry.org/mcnickle.

The 2013 National UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth) Conference: Technology and Tradition for Today and Tomorrow" is July 12-16, 2013 at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA. UNITY also holds occasional training sessions. For details visit: http://www.unityinc.org/.

The Eighth Annual Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium is at Northwest Indian College, July 8-13, 2013. For details and reservations contact Steve Pavlik, Co-coordinator, Native American Studies, Northwest Indian College, 2533 Kwina Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226 (360)392-4307, spavlik@nwic.edu, www.nwic.edu.

Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) Summer Meeting will be July 12-14, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LSA Summer Institute. Information about the Institute is available at: http://lsa2013.lsa.umich.edu. For information sbout SSILA go to: http://linguistlist.org/ssila/AnnualMeeting/AnnualMeeting.cfm.

The 5th Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference at the University of Saskatchewan in July 13-15, 2013. For details go to: http://naisa.ais.arizona.edu/.

The Fifth International Conference on Climate Change is at the Waterfront Hotel, 
Port Louis, Maritius, July 18-19, 2013. The Climate Change Conference is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in climate change. It will address a range of critically important themes relating to the vexing question of climate change. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the fields of climatology and environmental science, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners. For details go to: http://on-climate.com/the-conference.

 NCAIS Graduate Student Conference at the Newberry Library in Chicago is Friday, July 19, 2013 to Saturday, July 20, 2013. The Consortium offers graduate students from NCAIS member institutions an opportunity to present papers in any academic field relating to American Indian Studies at the Graduate Student Conference.  We encourage the submission of proposals for papers that examine a wide variety of subjects relating to American Indian and Indigenous history and culture broadly conceived. For details go to http://www.newberry.org/calendar/browse-by-month/2013-07.

Australex 2013: Endangered Words, and Signs of Revival is in Adelaide, Australia, July 25-27, 2013. For details go to: http://www.australex.org/a13.html.

Science, Democracy, and Community Decisions on Fracking, A Lewis M. Branscomb Forum, is Thursday, July 25, 2013, 2:00-5:00 p.m. PDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. at UCLA in Los Angelas, CA. Fro moe information go to: http://action.ucsusa.org/site/R?i=1PAWUAFPvceM9OEOjWkR7A or http://action.ucsusa.org/site/R?i=NRz7cOy7qyQfzpTl7vuOOA

Language Endangerment: Language Policy and Planning is July 26, 2013 at CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT For details of the programmed for visit: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2163/, or contact the conference organizers, Mari Jones, and Christopher Connolly: cpc37@cam.ac.uk.

The 19th commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples will be held on August 9, 2013 at the UN Headquarters in New York, organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues DSPD/DESA, the United Nations Department of Public Information, and the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. For details go to: http://www.un.org/indigenous.

48th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages will be August 9-11, 2013 at the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. More information is available at: http://icsnl.org/.

Puliima National Indigenous Language and Technology Forum 2013 is
 August 28-29, 2013, in Melbourne, Australia. For details go to: http://www.puliima.com.

Language is Life Biennial Conference is at Sausalito, CA, September 13-15, 2013. For details, visit: http://www.aicls.org.

The 39th Anniversary International Indian Treaty Council Conference, will likely be in October 2013. Details will eventually be posted at: http://www.treatycouncil.org.

Foundation for Endangered Languages EL XVII.  At Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada,  October 1-4, 2013. For details visit: http://www.ogmios.org

70th Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), is October 13-18, 2013, in  Tulsa, OK. For details go to http://www.ncai.org/events/2013/10/13/70th-annual-convention-and-marketplace.

The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. (ILDI) is holding the 
2013 World Indigenous Business Forum in Windhoek, Namibia, October 14-18, 2013. For details visit: http://wibf.ca/.

International Conference on Endangered Languages in Europe is at
 Minde, Portugal, October 17-18th, 2013. For information go to: http://www.cidles.eu/events/conference-ele-2013/.

The Latin American Studies Association section on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples is putting on The Third Conference on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean, October 23- 25, 2013, in Oaxaca, México. For details go to: http://www.tercera-conferencia-erip-lasa-2013.org.

44th Annual National Indian Education Association is in Rapid City, South Dakota, October 30 – November 2, 2013. For details go to: http://www.niea.org/events/overview.php.

Tenth Native American Symposium and a performance event yet to be chosen is November 7- 8, 2013, possibly at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.  For details visit www.se.edu/nas/, or contact Dr. Mark B. Spencer, Department of English, Humanities, and Languages, Box 4121, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK 74701-0609, mspencer@se.edu.

The 18th La Cosecha Annual Dual Language Conference 
is at the Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM, November 6-9, 2013.  For information visit: http://dlenm.org/lacosecha/.

Tenth Native American Symposium, Native Ground: Protecting and Preserving History, Culture, and Customs is at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK, November 14-15, 2013. For details go to: http://homepages.se.edu/nas/.

6th Annual Tusweca Tiospaye 2013 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit: "Uniting Our First Nations to Save Our Languages" is November 14-16, 2013, Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center - Rapid City, SD. For details visit: http://tuswecatiospaye.org/node/232.

STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math): The Wisdom of Our Languages & Cultures 
39th Bilingual Multicultural Education / Equity Conference, Anchorage, AK, USA, November 20-22, 2013. For details visit: http://bmeec.net.

MEES Australia in cooperation with the Eduarda Foundation, Inc. launches the 2013 National Indigenous Health Conference to be held in Cairns on the 25th – 27th November, 2013. For details contact: Mike Edubas: edubasmike@yahoo.com.

First Nations Language Keepers Conference May be in December 2013 and will be providing information soon on this year’s annual meeting at: http://www.sicc.sk.ca/2012-sicc-first-nations-039;-language-keepers-conference.html

Language revitalization in a Russian & European context: Exploring solutions for minority language maintenance is in Helsinki, Finland, December 16-18, 2013. For information go to: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/minor-eurus/conference2013/.

21st Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium may be at the University of Hawaii at Hilo sometime around mid-January 2014. Information will become available at http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu.

The Tenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability will be held January 22-24, 2014 at the University of Split, split, Coratia. For details go to: http://www.SustainabilityConference.com.

The 2014 Conference of the National Association of Native American Studies will likely be in February 2014. For more information, please visit the following: www.NAAAS.org.

The United Nations 2014 Indian Tribal Youth Midyear UNITY Meeting will likely be in February 2014. For details go to: http://www.unityinc.org/.

The Fifth International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages may be in February 1014. Information will likely be at: http://www.cal.org/heritage/involved/past.html.

National Association for Bilingual Education 43rd Annual Conference is in San Diego, CA, February 13-15, 2014. For information go to: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/icldc/2013/call.html.

4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC): may be at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, February or March 2014. For details visit: http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/ICLDC/2013/.

The 17th Annual National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Legislative Summit is likely in February  2014, in Washington, D.C. For information go to: http://www.niea.org/Membership/Legislative-Summit.aspx.

Native/Indigenous Studies Area of the 2014 Southwest Popular Culture American Culture Association (Formerly the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association) 35th annual meeting is February 19-22, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Further details can be found at: http://southwestpca.org.

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Indian Gaming 2014, may be in March 2014. For information go to: http://www.indiangaming.org/events/tradeshow/index.shtml.

The 37th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education may be in March 2014 at Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. For more information contact: Achel McBride: (530)895-4212 x 110, Irma Amaro: (707)464-3512, or Judy Delgado at 916-319-0506, judelgado@cde.ca.gov, or go to: http://www.aisc.ucla.edu/admin/gcal.shtml.

The 10th Annual Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of the Americas
 may be at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, in March 2014, put on by the Center for American Indian Languages, at the University of Utah, which also runs a series of workshops. For details go to: http://www.cail.utah.edu, or contact Jennifer Mitchell: cail.utah@gmail.com.

2014 NCAI Executive Council Winter Session is March 4-6, 2014, in 
Washington, DC. For information go to: http://www.ncai.org/conferences-events.

Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages is March 7-8, 2014 at 
Covel Commons at UCLA, Los angles, CA, For details visit: http://nhlrc.ucla.edu/events/conference/2nd/.

The National Association for Ethnic Studies 42nd Annual Conference is being planned and may be in April 2014. For details contact National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES), Department of Ethnic Studies, Colorado State University, 1790 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-179, www.ethnicstudies.org.

The 10h Giving the Gift of Language
: A Teacher Training Workshop for Native Language Instruction and Acquisition may be in April 2014. For information visit: http://www.nsilc.org/index.htm.

Alaska Native Studies Conference 2014 imay be in April 2014 at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. For details go to: http://alaskanativestudies.org.

Tenth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference is April 10-11 2014, at University of North Carolina at Pembroke. For more information contact Alesia Cummings at (910)521-6266, alesia.cummings@uncp.edu or  Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, (910)521-6266, mary.jacobs@uncp.edu.

American Indian Cultures and Literatures area of the PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association) National Conference 2014 is in, Chicago, IL, April 16 – April 19, 2014. For details. Visit: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/national.php.

The Native American Student Advocacy Institute may be in May 2014. 
For details visit: http://nasai.collegeboard.org/.

The Thirteenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues ill probably be in May, 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York. For details go to: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx.

21st Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference and 5th Western Symposium on Language Issues (WeSLI) may be in June 2014. For details go to: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/AIE/conf.html.

The American Indian Teacher Education Conference may be at the College of Education, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, in June 2014. For details go to: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jar/AIE/conf.html.

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 likely host its 11th annual national training program in June 2014, Spokane,. Information will be available from the Society of American Indian Government Employees, P.O. Box 7715, Washington, D.C. 20044, www.saige.org.

Eighth Heritage Language Research Institute: Heritage Speakers and the Advantages of Bilingualism may be in June 2014, at the 
University of California, Los Angeles. For details go to: http://nhlrc.ucla.edu/.

Dene (Athabaskan) Language Conference may be in June, 2014. For more information, please visit: http://www.uaf.edu/alc/.

The 2014 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums is June 9-12, 2014 atRenaissance Palm Springs, CA. For information, to view past conference programs and/or submit a proposal before the November 15 deadline, visit: http://www.atalm.org. Please direct questions to atalminfo@gmail.com.

2014 NCAI Mid Year Conference is June 8-11, 2014, in Anchorage, AK. For information visit: http://www.ncai.org/conferences-events.

The United Nations high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly: the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples is September 22-23, 2014, at UN Headquarters in New Yok City. The main objective of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples is to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples and to pursue the objectives of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For details visit: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/WorldConference.aspx.

The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. (ILDI) is holding the 
2014 World Indigenous Business Forum in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Possibly in October 2014. For details visit: http://wibf.ca/.

The 2014 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit
 is in Rapid City, SD, November 13-15, 2014. For details go to: http://www.tuswecatiospaye.org/.

The 2015 Conferences of the International Society for Language Studies biannual meeting will be announced in fall of 2013. For more information go to http://www.isls.co/index-2.html.

The NCAI 2015 Executive Council Winter Session is in March, 2015 at the 
L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC. For details go to: http://www.ncai.org/Conferences-Events.7.0.html.

The NCAI 3015 Mid Year Conference is in June, 2015.
 For details go to: http://www.ncai.org/Conferences-Events.7.0.html.

The 2015 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit
 is in Rapid City, SD, November 19-21, 2015. For details go to: http://www.tuswecatiospaye.org/.

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Fort Lewis College to announce a tenure track position in Native American and Indigenous Studies

Fort Lewis College of Durango, CO was preparing, in early July, to place an ad for a tenure track position in Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Barbara Jean Morris, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Dr.

220 Berndt Hall

Durango, CO 81301

Office:  970-247-7314

Fax:  970-247-7680

email: morris_b@fortlewis.edu

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