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American Indian Studies Program at MSU

The American Indian Studies Program (AISP) at Michigan State University seeks to form an understanding of American Indian cultures and identities, the place of American Indian/Indigenous people in today’s world, and the changing demands of American Indian/Indigenous peoples in the pursuit of cross-cultural diversity.


 Update: The McKenney & Hall Lithograph Collection Art Exhibit and Lecture from the “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” will be postponed until early Spring 2015


 Recruitment is underway for the NIDA ODHD Grant Writing and Research Development Part I Workshop (formerly the Research Development Seminar Series), which will be held February 26-27, 2015 in the NSC, Rockville, Maryland. This workshop is geared for early stage investigators (from underrepresented, diverse groups) interested in applying and receiving funded research support from NIDA. 

See announcment for more information.


 The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director for the American Indian Studies Center (AISC).

For additional information about the AISC, please go to:
Applications should include: 1) a cover letter that includes statements on research, administrative and leadership experience, teaching, and commitment to diversity; and 2) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of three references. Submit applications electronically at Inquiries and nominations may be addressed to Professor Jessica Cattelino, Search Committee Chair, at or 310-825-4400. Applications must be received by January 5, 2015.



IHS Injury Prevention Program is recruiting participants for the 2016 Injury Prevention EPIDEMIOLOGY Fellowship training.

The IHS Injury Prevention Program’s mission is to build the capacity of Tribes to increase the understanding about injury prevention.  The IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship is a 12-month advanced learning experience to increase knowledge and skill-building in injury prevention.  The IHS Injury Prevention Fellowship training have resulted in development of a cadre of individuals who can be considered some of the most qualified Injury Prevention public health professionals in the World.   The Injury Prevention Fellowship is a program that has made a difference in American Indian/Alaska Native communities by reducing the number and impact of injuries.  As a result of the Injury Prevention Fellowship through the studies and projects, many documented reports of how it has influence change in tribal leadership and policy to preventing injuries.

The following is a brief description of the IHS Injury Prevention EPI Fellowship:


  • Worked at least 2 years in the area of injury prevention
  • Attended at least two IHS injury prevention core courses: Introduction to Injury Prevention, Intermediate Injury Prevention, Advanced Injury Prevention, or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of experience in public health
  • A college degree
  • Broadband internet access at home or work

EPI Curriculum/course projected timeline

·         December 15, 2014:  Completed applications due

·         January 15, 2015: Program participants notified

·         May 5-8, 2015:  First course at the CDC in Atlanta.

·         July 2015:  EPI Summer Institute U Michigan

·         Nov 2015 Field course: Tucson Area

·         Distance learning

·         May 11, 2016: Project Presentation Rockville, MD

Applications must be received by December 15, 2014

Materials:  Call for Applications and Application Packet



The University of New Mexico’s Native American Studies program is requesting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  

Minimum requirements include: 

(1) Applicant must possess a Ph.D. in Native American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, American Studies, Community Planning, or related disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, by the start of appointment; 

(2) Teaching or research experience with Native American people, communities, or issues for a minimum of six (6) months.  

For complete information, please view the attached position description, which is also available on the faculty postings link at  The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator.  For additional information about NAS see or UNM see



The below call for papers and conference may be of interest:


16th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference

February 5-6, 2015 — Albuquerque, NM

Please note change in location this year from Arizona State to the University of New Mexico

“Sustainability of Traditional Language, Culture and Knowledge”

“Sustainability of Traditional Language, Culture and Knowledge,” emerges as the theme of the 16th Annual American Indian Studies Association’s conference.  In our current times, the question of sustainability and continuance of traditional knowledge remains relevant.  Traditional knowledge is a broadly constructed concept.  Tradition is not static; rather it can be conceived as a snapshot of time or as a continuum.  Particular ideologies, beliefs and core elements can be deeply rooted within people and societies.  Native people face change and challenges at an amazing rate.  What does sustainability mean within a world with rapid change?

This year’s conference looks to explore and initiate discussions about the sustainability of traditional knowledge.  This includes, however is not exclusive to:  language, culture, art, history, environment, governance, health, storytelling, education and all other topics which would include sustainability of traditional knowledge.

The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops.

Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues.

Paper/Session/Panel Proposals:

·      Please send paper and panel submissions in a digital format.

·      When submitting a paper, session or panel, please provide the name of the presenter, session organizer and/or all persons involved, including their role/s.  Also, provide their address, phone number and email information.

·      Submit the presentation title/s and a 200 word paper abstract, describing the paper, session or panel.

·      Please submit paper and panel proposals by December 1, 2014. Abstracts after this date will only be considered if space is available on the program.

Please send paper and panel submissions to:  

Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator
American Indian Studies
P.O. Box 874603
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-4603




Office Hours

The American Indian Studies Program is located on the fourth floor of Baker Hall in Room 414.

Fall 2014Office Hours: 

Mondays: 10am-2pm

Tuesdays: 10am-4pm

Thursdays: 10am-2pm

Fridays: 10am-4pm


Contact Information:

American Indian Studies Program

Michigan State University

414 Baker Hall

East Lansing, MI


phone: (517) 432-2193