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.
06/19/2019 - Librarian of Congress announced the appointment of Joy Harjo as the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-2020.
11/19/2018 - In a new book, "Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain Between Indian and American," Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert tells the story of Hopi runners who made history in the early 1900s
10/02/2018 - The Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma, descendants of the native people who once inhabited Illinois, also supports the idea
08/14/2018 - Professor Tahmahkera, an enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, is an interdisciplinary scholar of North American indigeneities, critical media, and sound
05/17/2018 - Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, a professor of history, has been appointed by the College of LAS to direct the American Indian Studies Program at Illinois. His appointment set to begin in August.
- Talking Indian: Identity and Language Revitalization in the Chickasaw Renaissance, published by University of Arizona
04/25/2018 - Professor Davis's new book is named a Winner of the Beatrice Medicine Award
- Hopi Runners: Crossing the Terrain between Indian and America, set to be published by U Kansas Press
04/20/2018 - Professor Gilbert's new book is named a Winner of the David J. Weber-William P. Clements Prize
04/10/2018 - Join us on Sunday, April 15 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 Spurlock Museum
01/30/2018 - Chief Illiniwek was the official mascot of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign but was retired in 2007 after controversy involving the NCAA and several Native American groups
01/29/2018 - The Cleveland Indians will phase out the Chief Wahoo logo. But other teams continue to face controversy for the use of Native American imagery that is considered racist by many.
03/09/2017 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame has launched a new online platform to celebrate Latino baseball, with University of Illinois history professor Adrian Burgos Jr. as its editor-in-chief.
01/23/2017 - Former Chancellor Post Doctoral Fellows in American Indian Studies return to campus to share their research, academic journeys
- Frederick Hoxie: American Indians have claimed their rights and place in U.S. through 200 years of activism
12/08/2016 - Native Americans have claimed their rights and their place in the U.S. through more than two centuries of activism, according to Frederick E. Hoxie