Iroquois Short Course Students at Cornell, (Indian Extension Program, circa 1920-60)

AIISP Class of 2016, Graduation Day, May 29, 2016!

AIISP takes on NAISA 2016! Great photos of some of our faculty, graduate students, & alumni in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi!

Annual Awards Ceremony 2016 Group Photo

Add begins August 16, 2016!

Prospective and Current Students at Promising Futures March 18-19th, 2016!


The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) at Cornell University welcomes you to the traditional homelands of the Cayuga People and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy at large. Steeped in the discourse of Indigeneity, AIISP provides a unique combination of American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS) courses and other educational, social, and cultural opportunities to Native students. We recruit Native applicants from all parts of the United States, Canada, and from across the globe, through regional efforts and national conferences. Our student support staff helps students and their parents with all aspects of the admissions process.

AIISP Events Calendar




Upcoming Events

Welcome Back Picnic

Aug 27 | 10:00 am

Please join the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) for our annual Welcome Back Picnic. Stop by for an afternoon of great food, fun, games, sports and prizes! This event provides...

Location: Myers Park (Lansing) | Event type: Athletic

Manifestations of Colonization in the Built Environment

Oct 28 | 6:30 pm

As part of the Café con Leche discussion series, hosted at the Latino Living Center (LLC), Native American Students at Cornell (NASAC) will give a presentation about the effects of colonization on...

Location: Anna Comstock Hall (Latino Living Center) | Event type: Presentation

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Leadership in the World of Stem and Beyond

Jul 8, 2016
Michael Charles (Navajo), a brand-new graduate of Cornell University, has always applied himself. But he hasn't always been sure of his path in life...with a positive undergraduate experience to his credit, including a minor in music, Charles has decided to continue toward his doctorate. Read more

House Proud

Jul 6, 2016
Twenty-five years ago this fall, Cornell became the first university in the U.S. to open a residence hall dedicated to Native American life—a purpose-built, painstakingly designed structure that incorporated myriad symbols into its exterior, interior, and even landscaping. Located at the corner of Triphammer and Jessup roads on North Campus, the house was named Akwe:kon (pronounced "uh-GWAY-go"), which means "all of us" in the Mohawk language. A quarter century later, Akwe:kon is still going strong... Read more

Top Faculty Advisers, TAs Honored at Dinner

Jun 1, 2016
Murray, assistant professor of linguistics, joined the Cornell faculty in 2010. Her primary interests are the semantics and pragmatics of natural language, as well as fieldwork and semantic fieldwork methodology. She works with the Cheyenne in Southeastern Montana during the summers. Her book, “The Semantics of Evidentials,” is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Read more

Marcos Moreno '17 is named a 2016 Udall scholar

May 5, 2016
Marcos Moreno ’17 has received a 2016 Udall scholarship, which supports undergraduates with excellent academic records and who show potential for careers in environmental public policy, health care and tribal public policy. Read more