Recent News

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, or Intellectual House
Please join us on March 12 and 13, 2015 to celebrate the Grand Opening of Phase One of the University of Washington’s new wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House)! March 12th will be the Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony. March 13th will be a full day event where we will share stories, songs, laughter and friendship. Food and beverages will be served throughout the day. We come together to commemorate a 45+year dream to build an intellectual and cultural space on campus that acknowledges the... Read more
“Sea and Sky” by Marvin Oliver. (Photo courtesy of Handforth Gallery)
Professor Marvin Oliver's work was featured in the Tacoma Weekly. “Reflections - The Evolution of Works in Paper by Marvin Oliver” runs through Dec. 31 at Handforth Gallery, located within the main branch of Tacoma Public Library. The exhibit... Read more
Charlotte Robinson
Thanks to The Daily of the University of Washington for their coverage of the "Living Breath of Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ” Indigenous Ways of Knowing Cultural Food Practices and Ecological Knowledge Symposium held on September 26 and 27! Read the article here.
Rivers for Life: Cultural Resistance to the Xalalá Dam NISGUA 2014 Fall Tour University of Washington, Allen Library, Allen Auditorium Monday, Oct. 6, 5:00 - 7:00pm Free and open to the public Sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Department and the American Indian Studies Department Join the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) and the Association of... Read more
Breaking ground on Wәłәb?altxw Intellectual House
On October 25, the University of Washington broke ground on the Wәłәb?altxw Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility on UW's Seattle campus.  UW Daily, "UW breaks ground on new Native American longhouse" KOMO News,... Read more
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington seeks candidates for a full-time associate or full professor, to serve as Chair in the Department of American Indian Studies. American Indian Studies (AIS) at UW is a multidisciplinary academic department that offers an undergraduate major and a minor. It is also home to the Native Voices graduate program in indigenous film, video, and digital media. The department faculty represent a range of disciplines and approach their... Read more
Theurapetic Nations book cover
Professor Dian Million's first book, Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights, is now available from the University of Arizona Press. Self-determination is on the agenda of Indigenous peoples all over the world. This analysis by an Indigenous feminist scholar challenges the United Nations–based human rights agendas and colonial theory that until now have shaped Indigenous models of... Read more
Twilight wolf pack
AIS 475A: Summer 2013 B-term The Twilight Series: Native Image and Myth Instructor: Elissa Washuta ( MTWTh 1:10 - 3:20 5 credits I&S (VLPA may be added) SLN: 10053   Since the publication of the Twilight novels and their film adaptations,... Read more