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 culture and members’ health and well-being. “People are not included in decisions that directly impact them. They feel a lack of agency,” Billiot said.
10/21/2019 - It’s well known that traumatic experiences can have lifelong impacts on health and well-being. But it’s possible that those effects can last longer than a single lifetime. A new study lead by American Indian Studies Professor Ripan Malhi asks whether the effects of trauma have been passed down genetically in Tlingit families in Hoonah, Alaska.
10/09/2019 - We are launching a workshop series called AIS.In.Progress, where faculty and graduate students can workshop drafts of articles, chapters, creative works, job applications, talks, frybread recipes, etc. The first professionalization workshop will focus on the academic job market and will be co-facilitated by Professor Jenny Davis (Chickasaw) and AIS Interim Director Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche).
09/19/2019 - Co-edited by AIS faculty member Shanondora Billiot, this special issue of Genealogy seeks to to reconsider how community engagement, and CBPR can be best operationalized within Indigenous com
09/09/2019 - The D’Arcy McNickle Center invites graduate students within the Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies (NCAIS) to submit proposals for papers in any academic field relati
07/16/2019 - Professor Jenny L. Davis is set to lead the 2019 NCAIS Summer Institute seminar, Revitalizing Indigenous Languages.
06/19/2019 - Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Joy Harjo as the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-2020. Harjo will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season on Sept. 19 with a reading of her work in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress.
11/19/2018 - Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert grew up in a community of running. Even as a child growing up in Flagstaff, he said he would run with his family in Buffalo Park. The Hopi people have a long history of running, and in his new book, "Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American," he tells the story of some of the Hopi runners who made history in the early 1900s.
10/02/2018 - The University of Illinois is joining in a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, with UI graduate Charlene Teters as the keynote speaker.
08/14/2018 - The American Indian Studies Program (AIS) at the University of Illinois welcomes Associate Professor Dustin Tahmahkera as its newest faculty member.
05/17/2018 - Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, a professor of history, has been appointed by the College of LAS to direct the
- Jenny L. Davis's new book, Talking Indian: Identity and Language Revitalization in the Chickasaw Renaissance, published by University of Arizona Press
04/25/2018 - In south-central Oklahoma and much of “Indian Country,” using an Indigenous language is colloquially referred to as “talking Indian.” Among older Chickasaw community members, the phrase is used mor
- Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert's new book, Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain between Indian and America, set to launch in October
04/20/2018 - In the summer of 1912 Hopi runner Louis Tewanima won silver in the 10,000-meter race at the Stockholm Olympics.
04/10/2018 - Join us on Sunday, April 15 at the Spurlock Museum to enjoy and learn about the importance of the Native Grass Dance, as well as the Grass Dance regalia on loan and on exhibit in the gallery.