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AIP LogoThe American Indian Program (AIP) at Cornell University 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.

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Akwe:kon (pronounced uh-gway-go) was the nation's first university residence hall dedicated to enhancing Native students' college experience. Established at Cornell in 1991, Akwe:kon houses 35 residents representing diverse cultures and backgrounds: roughly half are Native American.  

    Professor Angela Gonzales, PhD and the American Indian Program co-host members of the Natwani Coalition

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                                                  Course connects students with Hopi Community


On the Haudensoaunee symbolism of "The Tree of Peace" and place-based foundations of indigenous science

 
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       Cornell University Society for the Humanities Annual Invitational Lecture


         "The Force of Exceptionalist Narratives in the Israeli /Palestinian Conflict" [audio recording]

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    February 5th, 2014  
          4:30 PM
                 Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium 
            Delivered by distinguished faculty member Eric Cheyfitz
 Ernest I. White Professor of American Studies and Humane Letter and American Indian Program faculty member Cornell University

In late 2013, the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, asserted that “the real key to peace,” “the minimal requirement” and “an essential condition” is “that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state,” a demand the Palestinians refuse because it institutes the Israeli narrative of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict as authoritative. As The New York Times reports, “At its heart, it is a dispute over a historical narrative that each side sees as fundamental to its existence.” This lecture elaborates and analyzes these foundational narratives and their relationship to the U.S. narrative of American exceptionalism in order to understand the ongoing impasse of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. 

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 Video of Debate: Is Academic Group’s Boycott of Israel a Victory or Setback for Justice in Middle East?

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/12/18/debate_is_academic_groups_boycott_of

Declaration, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)

http://naisa.org/node/719




March 21- 22, 2014     

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AIP- affiliated Native student organizations:

NASAC (Native American Students at Cornell);  AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society);   IGSA (Indigenous Graduate Student Association);  NALSA (Native American Law Student Association)

 

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AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
Fall 2014 Pre-Enrollment

April 9-11, 2014  Graduate & Professional students


April 14-16, 2014 Seniors


April 16-20 Juniors


April 21-23, 2014 Sophomores


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Kathy Halbig at k.halbig@cornell.edu

 
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Associate Director
Carol Kalafatic
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Ann Bianchi
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Residence Hall Director, Akwe:kon
Ansley Jemison
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Urszula Piasta-Mansfield
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NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

GRANTS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

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  Undergraduate Enrichment
  Graduate Enrichment
  Graduate Travel   
  Graduate  Research 
 
Experiential Learning Grant
Fall 2013 - Details forthcoming
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Past issues of the AIP newsletter.

 

EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS


ONGOING EVENTS

AIP Soup Day Series

Wednesdays, 400 Caldwell Hall 12:00-1:00

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PAST EVENTS

February Fridays

february fridays 2014 poster final

The Cherokee Word for Water

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Contesting Constructed Indian-ness

Michael taylor

NASAC hosts IVY Native American Summit

Updated Ivy Native Summit Flyer  (2)

ALL IVY Native American Summit article

Cafe Con Leche, Nov. 1, 2013

Cafe Con Leche - poster

Dia De Lus Muertos, Nov. 1, 2013

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Akwe:kon Drumming Workshop

Drum Flyer

AIP 30th Anniversary

30th anniversary poster

NASAC: Unbound from the Underground

Hip-HopConcert

May 7, 2013 AIP Annual Awards Ceremony

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May 26, 2013 Graduation Picnic

graduation picnic

June 7-9, 2013 Cornell Native American Alumni Association (CNAAA)
Reunion & Social Dance

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Native American Law Student Association – (NALSA)
Contact:Cheyenne Sanders  cas523@cornell.edu

April 11 - Federal Bar Association Law Meeting, Santé Fe, NM
April 18 - Cornell Law Diversity, Cornell University 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society – (AISES)
Contact: Michael Charles  mtc58@cornell.edu or

 Fred Blaisdell fbb27@cornell.edu

 

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