AIISP Graduation Ceremony 2018

AIISP Graduation Ceremony 2018

AIISP Student Blanket Recognition 2018

AIISP Student Blanket Recognition 2018

AIISP Promising Futures Event 2018

AIISP Promising Futures Event 2018

AIISP Winter Welcome Dinner 2018

AIISP Winter Welcome Dinner 2018

Residence Hall Director - Job Opportunity

Residence Hall Director - Job Opportunity
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Welcome

The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) provides a unique combination of American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS) courses, student leadership opportunities and Akwe:kon, the first Native student residence hall in North America. The AIISP has affiliated faculty in the fields of Art, Art History, Anthropology, Archeology, English, Education, Fiber Science, History, Horticulture, Indigenous Studies, Linguistics, Natural Resources and Philosophy. The AIISP supports the Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA), Native American Law Student Association (NALSA), American Indian and Engineering Society (AISES), Native American Students at Cornell (NASAC), Hawai’i Club and Pacific Islander Student Association. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to contact the AIISP to learn more about the admissions process; contact Kathy Halbig, klh37@cornell.edu

Cornell University is located in the traditional homelands of the Gayogohó:no (Cayuga Nation), one of the six Haudenosaunee nations.

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Upcoming Events

Aug 20
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12:00 am

Graduate & Professional Student Welcome

Location:
Aug 29
|
4:00 pm

Uniting Communities Resource Fair and BBQ

Come learn about majors/minors in Africana Studies; American Studies; Latina/o Studies; Asian American Studies; American Indian and Indigenous Studies; Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and...
Location:
Arts Quad
Event type:
Fair
Sep 7
|
11:15 am

“We’re Not Anti-Science, We’re Anti-Another-Telescope”: Kanaka Maoli and Astronomy on Mauna a Wākea

How does the western cultural imperative to build ever-bigger telescopes in Hawaiʻi produce conditions that affirm or challenge settler colonialism? Throughout 2015, thousands journeyed to Mauna a...
Location:
Caldwell Hall
Event type:
Lecture
Oct 5
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11:15 am

As We Have Always Done

In this ground-breaking follow up to the critically acclaimed Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, renowned Michi Saagiig NIshnaabeg academic, writer and musician, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson recasts...
Location:
Caldwell Hall
Event type:
Lecture
Oct 19
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11:15 am

Factors for Technological Appropriateness of Renewable Energy Options in Indian Country

Tribes are shifting to investing in renewable energy projects. Technological appropriateness is fundamental to knowing which renewable energy project is a viable investment for tribes. Because...
Location:
Caldwell Hall
Event type:
Lecture

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Laurier-Syracuse exchange program will build Indigenous curriculum across borders

Jun 1, 2018
It will be an exchange program unlike any other. In winter 2019, three Indigenous students from Wilfrid Laurier University and three Indigenous students from Syracuse University in New York will trade places physically but come together to create Indigenous curriculum content. A team developed the vision of a curriculum development project that would see students working with academic and community mentors. Syracuse University became the primary partner and the University of Buffalo (State University of New York), Cornell University, Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center in Liverpool, New York, also came on board to offer the students resources and mentors. Read more

100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Grant Award

May 30, 2018
Congratulations to the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University on its successful partners with Wilfrid Laurier University, Syracuse University and SUNY, Buffalo and grant application with the 100K Strong in the Americas. The project, Indigenous Mobility and Curriculum Across Borders, seeks not only to increase mobility of Indigenous Students in Canada and the United States, but has a potential to enhance student and faculty opportunities in the field of Indigenous Studies by building instructional support and capacity, and strengthening a community of scholars deeply engaged in teaching and learning about Indigenous knowledge systems.  Read more
Cornell Law Alumna Runs for Congress

Cornell Law Alumna Runs for Congress, Seeks to Be First Female Native American Representative

Mar 8, 2018
Sharice Davids J.D. ’10 is hoping to make history on election night. Running for Congress in Kansas’ third district, if elected, Davids would be the first female Native American representative in Congress and the first openly gay representative from Kansas.
“I didn’t realize that there hadn’t been a Native women in Congress,” Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe in Wisconsin, said. “I was kind of blown away by that, actually.”
“I mean, it’s 2018,” Davids added. “We’re still having firsts?”
While the historic nature of her electoral victory did not factor into Davids’ decision-making, she did acknowledge the historical significance of her campaign. Read more