Students representing six nations stand on the six rocks positioned outside of Akwe:kon

Students representing six nations stand on the six rocks positioned outside of Akwe:con

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony


The 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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American Indian Program Presenters at 2014 NAISA Conference, Austin, TX

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May 31, 2014
This year’s conference taking place from 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

Recruiting event focuses on Native high schoolers

Mar 25, 2014
High school students from Native American backgrounds visited campus March 21-22 to learn about Cornell, celebrated Haudenosaunee culture with a symposium and exhibit and talk to Cornell Native American students about attending Cornell. Read more

Upcoming Events

American Indian and Indigenous Studies Speaker Series

Sep 5 | 11:15 am

Open to public, bi-weekly graduate-level seminar, featuring a presentation on "The Relationship between the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Right to...

Location: Caldwell Hall | Event type: Seminar

Annual Welcome Back Picnic

Sep 6 | 12:00 pm

Come and enjoy good feed, great people, fun, games and prizes. Transportation to the venue will be provided. Rain location: Akwe:kon.

Event type: Special Event