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 - Venetria K. Patton, Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of LAS, said the new building will reflect the college- and university-wide commitment to diversity and leadership in ethnic studies and gender...
- 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. "It means amplifying the transnational Mayan culture...
08/23/2021 - As the university work to acknowledge the responsibility to the Native Nations for whom Illinois is an ancestral home and establish meaningful reciprocal relationships, we are pleased to announce...
- 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.