09/14/2021 - AIS professor fights different pandemic challenge: the Mayan language barrier. "Language work isn’t just about interpreting," Maldonado said. "It means amplifying the transnational Mayan culture...
- Korinta Maldonado receives 2021 Immigrant Leadership Award for her work with the Q’onjobal Maya community
08/23/2021 - As part of our university’s work to acknowledge our responsibility to the Native Nations for whom Illinois is their ancestral home and establish meaningful reciprocal relationships with these 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.
01/08/2021 - These positions are part of a multi-year hiring commitment in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Application deadline, February 5.
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. My...
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 - Ojibwe women created a healing tradition in response to the influenza pandemic of 1918-19. A century later, the tradition is with us as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
10/21/2019 - A new study lead by AIS affiliate Prof 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 series called AIS.In.Progress, where faculty and graduate students can workshop drafts of articles, chapters, creative works, job applications, talks, frybread recipes, etc.
07/16/2019 - The seminar at the Newberry Library and examines Native American and Indigenous language endangerment and revitalization.