03/21/2022 - Prior to European contact, the territory now known as California hosted one of the most populous and diverse Native American communities on the continent
02/04/2022 - A new exhibition of Pueblo pottery at Krannert Art Museum illustrates the expertise of women potters and how the creation of ceramics connects them to their ancestral land and their communities.
12/02/2021 - LAS Dean Venetria K. Patton said the new building will reflect the university-wide commitment to diversity and leadership in ethnic studies and gender and women’s studies
- Korinta Maldonado receives 2021 Immigrant Leadership Award for her work with the Q’onjobal Maya community
09/14/2021 - AIS professor fights different pandemic challenge: the Mayan language barrier. "Language work isn’t just about interpreting," Maldonado said
08/23/2021 - Dr. Rand will serve as the university’s Tribal Liaison to help the campus establish and maintain respectful relationships with Native American Nations
- Illinois Awarded Doris Duke Indian Oral History Program Archives: Revitalization and Community Building Grant
03/29/2021 - Led by Professors Jenny Davis and Bethany Anderson, this two-year grant of $196,000 will support the Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project
11/17/2020 - Memorial for Durango Mendoza, Muscogee (Creek) writer/artist (1945–2020). In a News-Gazette interview he said of his art, including writing, “certain things catch my eyes and mean something to me."
09/18/2020 - American Indian Studies postdoctoral fellow Lindsay Marshall talks with TIME Magazine about the long history of reactionary political attacks on U.S. history curriculum
09/15/2020 - Effective September 15, 2020, the university will implement a moratorium on research, teachingand circulation of human remains and cultural items that are potentially subject to NAGPRA
09/10/2020 - Brenda J. Child describes what the jingle dance tradition means to Ojibwe people today, and how it has evolved to include modern protest movements such as Standing Rock and calls for racial justice
05/31/2020 - NAISA stands in solidarity with the African American community and with protesters of all races who express their righteous anger and demand of justice across the United States
04/16/2020 - There are many resources for students and staff during this unusual time of crisis and change
03/05/2020 - Native artists from North America will talk about their work at three events this month that are part of Krannert Art Museum’s new Native Artist Series
10/23/2019 - American Indian Studies professor Shanondora Billiot examines the United Houma Nation's experiences with climate change and the impact it is having on tribal members
10/09/2019 - We are launching a series called AIS.In.Progress, where faculty and graduate students can workshop drafts of articles, chapters, creative works, job applications, talks, frybread recipes, etc.