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. An unofficial group still names a student to act as the Chief at occasional games.
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.
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, recently retired as a professor of history, law and American Indian studies at Illinois.
08/02/2016 - Professor Adrian Burgos Jr. has been named interim director of the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Burgos' appointment is effective Aug. 16, 2016.
07/21/2016 - In May of this year, Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert was interviewed by ESPN producer Scott Harves for a film on Hopi running and the Hopi cross country team.
04/19/2016 - The core faculty of the American Indian Studies Program supports the efforts of the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition (NTFC) to negotiate a fair first contract with the University. These non-tenure-track faculty colleagues are critical to the academic mission of this institution.
04/08/2016 - American Indian Studies faculty join our colleagues in Latina/Latino Studies in expressing deep concern over recent anonymous acts clearly meant to antagonize and demonize valued members of our campus community.
02/23/2016 - The Navajo Nation has filed a brief in support of upholding the cancellation of the Washington Redskins trademark held by Pro-Football Inc.