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Welcome back American Indian Studies (AIS) Students! The AIS faculty is looking forward to an engaging semester of shared learning. Office Hours are posted in the front office of Discovery Hall 356.


GivingVoice to Native American Activism in Phoenix

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


ASU scholar says federal holiday instituted in 1937 should be replaced with Indigenous Peoples Day


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

Click to view video

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

Professor presents the Dean’s Medal to American Indian Studies graduate


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

AIS Graduate Student Samuel Catanach helps provide mentorship


ASU expert to talk about 'Broken Treaties, Broken Pipelines' at Genocide Awareness Week at Scottsdale Community College

ASU Assistant Professor Leo Killsback

AIS Assistant Professor Leo Killsback


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.


Job Opening - Faculty Associate - Teach Spring 2016


President Michael Crow: ASU Commitment to American Indian Tribes


17th Annual American Indian Association Conference

 February 4-5, 2016 -- Arizona State University


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


 Meet the newest American Indian Scholars at ASU!

ASU welcomes 5 new American Indian Scholars to faculty.


Join us for the 15th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference. Held on February 6 & 7 2014.

This Year's conference theme is - Activisim: Continuity, Resistance, Obligation

"LIKE" us on Facebook!  Join the conversation, see what is new with AIS, connect with our faculty!

Flyer on current publications from our AIS faculty!


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: http://www.wiche.edu/ 


American Indian Studies announces new Graduate Program! 




Upcoming Events:

Natural landscape

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

October 10, 2013: BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE (Cree), Musician, Winnepeg, MB, Canada

March 2014: EDGAR HEAP OF BIRDS (Cheyenne and Arapaho), Public Artist, Norman, OK

October 2014: SANDY OSAWA (Makah), Filmmaker, Seattle, WA