Prospective Native Students with AIP Staff

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

NASAC striking a pose in front of NMAI, Dec. 6th, 2014

AIS Courses

Canandaigua Treaty Day, November 11, 2014



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

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States: with scholar, activist, and author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Apr 28 | 7:00 pm

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is the author of many books ranging in topics from the history of land tenure in New Mexico, to the role of Indigenous Peoples under international frameworks, to a recent...

Location: Africana Studies and Research Center | Event type: Author Appearance

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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


Dec 24, 2014
The AIP Associate Director job posting for the American Indian Program is now closed. If you have submitted an application the Human Resources office for CALS (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences) will be in touch with you by mid-March concerning your application. Thank you for applying.  Read more