AIISP takes on NAISA 2016! Great photos of some of our faculty, graduate students, & alumni in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi!

Annual Awards Ceremony 2016 Group Photo

Pre-enrollment starts April 6th, 2016! View our course roster below.

Prospective and Current Students at Promising Futures March 18-19th, 2016!

Professor Denise Green with AIP Students at the “Native Fashion Now” exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA March 4-5, 2016

"Laugh, Cry, Thrive!" Short Films with Terry Jones (Seneca) & Govind Deecee! NASAC's March 10, 2016 event

Professor Sarah Krokoff, Colorado Law School fielding a question after her presentation from Theresa Rocha Beardall, Ph.D. Student Dept. of Sociology 3/4/16


Cayuga Chief Sam George Welcoming Incoming AIP Students at Annual Picnic, August 2015



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, Canada, and from across the globe, through regional efforts and national conferences. Our student support staff helps students and their parents with all aspects of the admissions process.

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Upcoming Events

Cornell Native American Alumni Association (CNAAA) Reunion 2016

Jun 9 | 8:00 am

To all Cornell Native American Alumni (CNAAA) members, this year's reunion is June 9-12th, 2016!...

Location: Akwe:kon | Event type: Meeting

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Marcos Moreno '17 is named a 2016 Udall scholar

May 5, 2016
Marcos Moreno ’17 has received a 2016 Udall scholarship, which supports undergraduates with excellent academic records and who show potential for careers in environmental public policy, health care and tribal public policy. Read more

Student Assembly Supports Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Mar 17, 2016
Many Cornellians attended the S.A. meeting to support the passage of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, after a student-run Facebook page urged community members to support the resolution. The resolution calls for the University to recognize the second Monday of October — currently Columbus Day — as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Read more

Māori Economics Whiz-kid Scores Big Scholarship

Jan 14, 2016
Hautahi Kingi (Nga Rauru, Te Atihaunui a Paparangi), a PhD candidate in economics at Cornell University in the United States, is the winner of this year’s $10,000 Motu Thesis Scholarship. Kingi has two elements to his research: one around immigration and the other looking into tax and consumption. Read more

The Wildlife Society Grant Program Funds Native Students

Dec 15, 2015
Ovide Mercredi stood on stage in front of a standing-room-only plenary session audience at The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference in Winnipeg last October. Several hundred people listened as he spoke about the Cree approach to wildlife conservation. “What you call wildlife and what we call our relatives,” he said. His speech really resonated with Laura Lagunez, a senior undergraduate at Cornell University who identifies as Diné and Nahua and attended the conference as a result of a student travel grant provided through the TWS Native Student Professional Development Program. Read more