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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.



20th Navajo Studies Conference
Navajo knowledge and experiences for our future

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona,
May 28-­30, 2015
Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 1, 2015.

Proposals for individual and panel presentations,
interactive sessions, and cultural sharing are now being
accepted for the 20th Navajo Studies Conference (NSC),
which will be held at Northern Arizona University (NAU)
in Flagstaff, Arizona.

See the flier for more details.

The 2015 Native American Research Internship (NARI)
application is now available!


The Native American Congressional Internship program is a fully-funded, ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and law students. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with public officials and experience an insider’s view of the federal government. The Foundation provides airfare, housing, per diem, and a $1,200 educational stipend. The application deadline is January 31, 2015.

The UdallScholarship program awards $5,000 merit-based scholarships for college sophomores and juniors seeking a career in tribal health, tribal public policy, or the environment. Two- and four-year college students are encouraged to apply. Scholars participate in a five-day Orientation in Tucson, AZ, to learn from and network with experts, their peers, and members of the Udall family. The award includes life-time membership in the Udall alumni community, a vibrant community offering job and internship opportunities, support for public service initiatives, and intellectual discussion. Applications must be submitted through a Udall faculty representative at the student's college or university. The application deadline is March 4, 2015.

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AISP Affiliated Faculty Member Dr. Dylan Miner has a new book out:

Creating Aztlán
Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island

Office Hours

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

Spring 2015 Office Hours: 

Tuesdays: 10am-2:30pm

Wednesdays: 10am-2:30pm

Thursdays: 10am-2:30pm

Fridays: 10am-4:30pm


Contact Information:

American Indian Studies Program

Michigan State University

414 Baker Hall

East Lansing, MI


phone: (517) 432-2193