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Syracuse march in solidarity with Standing Rock


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.

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Upcoming Events

The Critical Race Series Lecture with Jodi A. Byrd

Mar 2 | 4:30 pm

The department of English is pleased to present:...

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall  | Event type: Lecture

Anthropology Colloquium: Paul Nadasdy

Mar 3 | 3:00 pm

“I’m not a Citizen; I’m an Indian:” Personhood and Political Subjectivity in the Constitution of Canada’s Self-governing First Nations...

Location: McGraw Hall  | Event type: Lecture

Lecture by artist Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde

Mar 14 | 4:40 pm

Dignidad Rebelde: Art in Action...

Location: Goldwin Smith Hall  | Event type: Lecture

American Studies Spring Colloquium

Apr 14 | 12:00 pm

Prof. Dian Million (American Indian Studies, University of Washington) will speak. A light lunch will be served.

Location: American Studies Seminar Room  | Event type: Lecture

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Cornell Chronicle/CALS cover Chairman Archambault lecture

“It is chairman Archambault’s key obligation to protect and conserve the lands, waters, and culture of his peoples,” Kassam said. “It is our role as students and faculty to directly engage communities by learning about their concerns and sharing our knowledge. This is how we, together, engender hope and wise stewardship.” Read more

Cornell Sun covers C. Archambault lecture

The Standing Rock Sioux will lead a march on Washington D.C. on March 10, and Archambault called for activists to organize similar demonstrations in their home cities.
“This movement — it’s an awakening,” he said. “It’s time now. It’s time to do something, and sit back no longer.” Read more

"For our tomorrows: Refining facets of sustainability" in Ezra Magazine

Professor Gerald Torres: "You want lawyers to be conversant with scientists to think through the best policies."
Skye Hart, '18: "That way those earning low incomes will have access to better schools, shorter commutes and public transportation, resulting in a more equitable and eco-friendly lifestyle. PUSH [People United for Sustainable Housing] has shown that environmentally sustainable initiatives are a solution in low-income neighborhoods." Read more

Faculty response to CCA Biennial installation "American Spolia: Crossing the Line"

In a letter to interim President Rawlings, Dean Kleinman (AAP), and Professor Mergold (Architecture), AIISP faculty request the removal of the American Spolia installation. Additionally, they ask that the university clarify its relationship to the art installation, and renew their call for Cornell University to officially recognize its location on Cayuga territories. Read more