Global Indigeneity Discussion

Fall 2014 AIS Graduate Seminar Speaker Series

Fall 2014 AIIS Speaker Series

Fall 2014 AIIS Speaker Series


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.

Upcoming Events

Reflections on the WCIP at the UN: An AIP Open Forum

Oct 21 | 12:00 pm

Join the discussions on the opportunities and obstacles to the realization of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Millennium Development Goals.

Location: Caldwell Hall | Event type: Debate

AIIS Fall 2014 Speaker Series: Namgyal Tsepak

Oct 31 | 11:15 am

AIIS Speaker Series is a graduate seminar featuring talks that assist in centering indigenous knowledge in academia. The upcoming presentation is titled, "Indigenous Kinship and Geopolitical...

Location: Caldwell Hall | Event type: Lecture

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May 2014: AIP is saying good-bye to Carol Kalafatic, AIP Associate Director

Jun 15, 2014
Back in May 2014, American Indian Program hosted a farewell reception for Carol Kalafatic, AIP Associate Director, who has resigned from the position at AIP and is moving on to pursuing her passion in the field of indigenous peoples’ rights with the focus on food security, food sovereignty and dynamic heritage systems. The Program wishes her well in her future endeavors. The posting about the vacancy for Carol's position is forthcoming. Stay tuned for more details.

AIP at 2014 NAISA Conference, Austin, TX

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May 31, 2014
This year’s NAISA conference (May 29-31) has been well attended by AIP faculty and graduate students. The AIP Director, Dr. Jolene Rickard, was one of the leading participants in the important roundtable discussions on the status of Native American Studies/American Indian Studies/Indigenous Studies in the United States and globally. Read more