AIS Course, open to all Cornell Students!

AIP Annual Awards Ceremony, 2015 at Akwe:kon: Congratulations Graduates!

IGSA Event: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Visit April 28th, 2015

Prospective Native Students with AIP Staff

Cayuga Chief Sam George (bottom-middle) photographed with AISES Conference Attendees



The American Indian Program (AIP) 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, AIP provides a unique combination of American Indian Studies courses and other educational, social and cultural opportunities to Native students. We recruit Native applicants from all parts of the United States and Canada, through regional efforts and national conferences, and our student support staff helps students and their parents with all aspects of the admissions process.

AIP Spring Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

PSP Trip to Native American Dance & Music Festival

Jul 25 | 10:00 am

Join the American Indian Program for a day trip to Ganondagan State Historic Site for their 24th Annual Native American Dance & Music Festival! There will be food, arts, crafts, dancing, music,...

Location: Ganondagan State Historic Site  | Event type: Cultural

AIP Welcome Back Picnic

Aug 29 | 12:00 pm

Please join the American Indian Program (AIP) for the annual Welcome Back Picnic. Stop by for an afternoon of great food, fun, games, sports and prizes! This event provides incoming Native American...

Location: Myers Park | Event type: Athletic

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Two AIP Students Win 2015 Udall Scholarships!

Apr 16, 2015
Congratulations to Fredrick Blaisdell ’16 and Steven Ingram ’16 who have received 2015 Udall scholarships, which support undergraduates with excellent academic records and who show potential for careers in environmental public policy, health care and tribal public policy. Read more

Tonya Gonnella Frichner, Monumental Figure in Indigenous Rights Struggle, Has Passed

Feb 16, 2015
She was a lawyer and activist who devoted her life to the pursuit of human rights for Indigenous Peoples on a national and international level. From 2008 to 2011, she served as North American Regional Representative to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In that position, her mandates included human rights, economic and social development, environment, health, education and media. Read more