News and Events

Meet our newest faculty member in American Indian Studies

Liliana Caughman Headshot

Labriola 30th Anniversary Image
The Labriola National American Indian Data Center celebrates 30th Anniversary.

Mapuche Kimvn: Mapuche Knowledge event. March 30, 2022.

ESSA/AIS 2022 Symposium. Nov. 3-5, 2022.

Alex Soto

Alex Soto named director of Labriola National American Indian Data Center.

James Riding In retires after 30 years of advocating for Native communities. Founding member of ASU's American Indian Studies program leaves behind remarkable legacy.

Please join us on Sun Devil Giving Day, March 18, 2021, by making a gift that day to assist us in building funding for our student programs. Your donations directly support our student scholars! You may give online to: (click on the link below)

 Note: All funds will be deposited with the ASU Foundation for A New American University, a non-profit organization that exists to support Arizona State University (ASU). Gifts in support of ASU are subject to foundation policies and fees. Your gift may be considered a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of charitable contributions.

‘Indian Country’ is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior – and the promise she has for addressing issues of importance to all Americans
Congratulations to AIS Professor Michelle Hale (Navajo Nation) for being recognized by her alma mater. The interview was conducted on June 9, 2020, via Zoom.

GivingVoice to Native American Activism in Phoenix

Transfer Students at Arizona State University, featuring American Indian Studies scholar

ASU professor says sports teams' indigenous names and mascots intensify prejudicial attitudes toward Native Americans

Māhina 2018 Application

Mahina, is our International Indigenous Health Research Training program.  This 10-week summer program in Hawai'i and Aotearoa (New Zealand) that is specifically designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in health research careers (see eligibility criteria below). This program is a partnership between the University of Washington, University of Hawaii at Manoa and the University of Auckland in Aotearoa. Deadline to apply is February 16, 2018.

Congratulations to Kayla DeVault on her CLAS Student Leader award.

Article from Trade Association Partners about AIS

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community

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A blessing and a nuisance: Native American views of the annual monsoon

Featuring American Indian Studies Assistant Professor Tennille Marley

ASU American Indian Studies program trains advocates for indigenous communities

ASU partnership helps to re-energize the teaching of Pima culture, language

AIS Graduate Student Samuel Catanach helps provide mentorship

Please join us for an AIS Distinguished Lecture Series presentation by AIS Alumna Madison Fulton and Eric Hardy. For more information click here to view flyer.


Native 101: ASU students, faculty bust stereotypes

Trudie Jackson speaks on awareness for Native American LGBT health care.

New: ASU certificate to prepare students to work with American Indian nations

American Indian Nation Governance Certificate

The School of Politics and Global Studies and the American Indian Studies Program are excited to announce the new American Indian Nation Governance Certificate.

 President Michael Crow: ASU Commitment to American Indian Tribes

 Click to read article on Navavjo Language Classes at ASU 

teacher and students in a Navajo language class at ASU

 Click to read article on two of our Grad Students

 ASU American Indian grad students Naomi Tom and Justin Hongeva

Click to read article on our Dean's Medalist winner!

 Carley Tafoya

 American Indian Studies is now a member of the Western Regional Graduate Program.  

WRGP is an exceptional educational resource for the West that allows master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students who are residents of the participating states to enroll in some 320 high-quality programs at 56 institutions, and pay resident tuition.  Participating states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  If you are interested in applying to the AIS master's program and you are from one of the participating states, then you qualify to pay resident tuition.  For more info about WRGP, which is run under the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, visit their web-page: 

American Indian Studies announces new Graduate Program!