Conference on Seneca Land Dispossession 2018

Conference on Seneca Land Dispossession 2018

Welcome Back Dinner - Spring 2018

Welcome Back Dinner - Spring 2018

Corn of the Americas - February 16th

Corn of the Americas - February 16th

Gabrielle Tayac - Spring 2018

Gabrielle Tayac - Spring 2018

Promising Futures 2018

Promising Futures 2018

Soup Days - Spring 2018

Soup Days - Spring 2018
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Welcome

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

Mar 2
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3:00 pm

Anthropology Colluquium: Gabrielle Tayac

Fearless Curation: Indigenous Knowledge Bundling....
Location:
McGraw Hall
Event type:
Lecture
Mar 6
|
7:00 pm

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Ithaca Premiere. Free w/ panel discussion....
Location:
Willard Straight Theatre
Event type:
Film
Mar 9
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3:00 pm

Anthropology Colloquium: Matthew Liebmann

Pueblo People, Franciscan Missionaries, and the Arrival of the “Refuse Wind”: Colonialism, Disease, and Demography in the Southwest U.S. 1540-1700...
Location:
McGraw Hall
Event type:
Lecture
May 27
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10:00 am

Commencement

Cornell University Commencement Ceremony for all degree candidates....
Location:
Schoellkopf Field
Aug 20
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12:00 am

Graduate & Professional Student Welcome

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Trump nominates Alaska Native corporate leader for top Indian Affairs job

Oct 18, 2017

A longtime Alaska Native corporate leader is being nominated by President Trump to oversee Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of Interior.
Tara Sweeney is executive vice president of external affairs for Arctic Slope Regional Corp. — the largest Alaska-owned business — and is a previous co-chair of the Alaska Federation of Natives, which is holding its annual convention in Anchorage this week. She's from Utqiaġvik, previously known as Barrow, and is Inupiaq.
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Cornell Officially Observes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Oct 10, 2017
In an empowering shift for indigenous students at Cornell, Monday was officially recognized as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for the first time by the University and the City of Ithaca. Cornell approved academic calendar changes over the summer that renamed the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples’ Day, coinciding with Fall Break. In addition, Ithaca Common Council passed a resolution to do the same in September. Read more

Student Spotlight Kason Tarbell '18

Oct 9, 2017
For Kason Tarbell ’18, lacrosse is more than just a sport. As a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe located in the Akwesasne reservation, lacrosse is a way of life. It is part of his rich heritage that considers lacrosse to be a medicine game, played to help cure the ill, as well as the Creator’s game, played for His entertainment. Read more

First Peoples’ Festival Transforms Dewitt Park in Ithaca

Oct 1, 2017
Ithaca’s Dewitt Park, normally a placid area, was transformed on Sunday for the First Peoples’ Festival. Bustling people toured tents of intricate artwork, listened to demonstrations of flute music and enjoyed the scent of herbs. The festival, which has been occurring annually for the past nine years, serves to “build awareness about the indigenous community members". Native American Students at Cornell highlighted the significance of Cornell recently changing what was previously known as Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. “Indigenous Peoples’ day is changing that narrative where they can celebrate the resiliency of their people,” Ana Bordallo ’18 said. “A day, depending on what the name is, [causes] people to have different reactions.” Read More
 

‘One Cornell We Shall Be’: Cornell Inaugurates Martha Pollack as 14th President

Aug 25, 2017
Preceding Pollack’s speech a member of Cayuga Nation, Karl Hill, began the inauguration by reading a thanksgiving speech — “Words Before All Else” — in both Cayuga and English.Centered around the theme of gratitude and unity, the speech focused on the phrase “now our minds are one,” as Hill thanked Pollack for acknowledging the history between Cayuga Nation and Cornell. Read more