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The Department of American Indian Studies seeks class proposals for Winter 2012 through Spring 2013. A list of AIS classes is available at: http://www.washington.edu/students/crscat/ais.html   We are especially interested in receiving proposals to teach the following classes: AIS 110: Musical Traditions of Native North America AIS 201: Introduction to American Indian Histories AIS 203:... Read more
Check out this New York Times article and accompanying slide show about this year's Tribal Journeys!
Shanoa Pinkham
Congratulations to American Indian Studies major Shanoa Pinkham, who has been crowned Miss Yakama Nation! Shanoa has served the University of Washington community as Director of the American Indian Student Commission with the Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW).
Dance with Wolves movie poster
American Indian Studies is offering a special appearance of our popular AIS 360: Indians in Cinema, taught by Carol Warrior, this summer! This is a b-term course, offered MTuWTh 10:50 - 1:00, and, as always, it is VLPA/I&S. This course focuses on the representation of American Indians in American cinema as central to the formation of the national identity narrative. The “American Indian” is an invented identity: the deployment of “The Indian” says more about the inventors... Read more
Dian Million
Professor Dian Million's article, “Felt Theory: An Indigenous Feminist Approach to Affect and History,” Wicazo Sa (2009): 53-76, is on the finalist list for Most Though-Provoking Article in Native American and Indigenous Studies Prize for 2009. The 2011 membership of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) will vote on the slate of finalists and the... Read more
Club Native film poster
Friday, May 13th, Forest Club Room, Anderson Hall 207: 7:00 PMAn evening with Tracy DeerScreening: Club Native (documentary, Deer, Canada, 2008, 90:00) Saturday, May 14th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 (Noon): COM 306 ...Special Master Class with Tracy Deer [There is a STRICT limit of 20 people for the master class. Please call Canadian Studies Center at (206) 221 - 6374 or Email: canada@uw.edu for reservations.] Facebook event page... Read more
Please join Native American Students in Advanced Academia (NASAA) for their 10th Annual Symposium of Native and Indigenous graduate research. The theme of this year is Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Indigenous knowledge systems are represented in many ways. Concepts of relatedness and interconnectedness are embedded in the creation, production and sharing of ways of knowing. These systems inform Indigenous research, scholarship and activism. We invite you to learn as... Read more
On May 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2011,  the Eighth Annual Presentation of the American Indian Film Festival will be held at Bellevue College. Steffany Suttle, a graduate of our Native Voices program, will show three films at the festival. Awakening of the Spirit... Read more
Flyer about Leonie Pihama's talk
All are welcome to attend a presentation by Dr. Leonie Pihama, Indigenous Fulbright Scholar visiting from Aotearoa (New Zealand)! The Presentation will take place at 6:00pm in Room 225 in Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle Campus. Presentation Title: Decolonising Theory: Centering Traditional Knowledge within Indigenous Theorising Within the academy theory has been historically constructed in ways that have maintained the centrality of Western thinking. This has been actively... Read more

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