AIP's Annual Welcome Back Picnic & Orientation for Incoming Students! August 29. 2015

AIP is proud to support FIL WILC 2015

AIP Annual Awards Ceremony, 2015 at Akwe:kon: Congratulations Graduates!

IGSA Event: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Visit April 28th, 2015

Prospective Native Students with AIP Staff

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



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 Events Calendar






Upcoming Events

Fall 2015 AIIS Speaker Series: "Worldview and Villainy in Native American Narratives"

Sep 11 | 11:15 am

CAROL WARRIOR Indigenous Literatures, Department of English, Cornell University...

Location: Caldwell Hall | Event type: Special Event

Fall 2015 AIIS Speaker Series: The Settler Complex: Recuperating Binarism in Colonial Studies

Oct 2 | 11:15 am

PATRICK WOLFE Scholar on Settler Colonialism, imperialism, genocide, the history of anthropology and Aboriginal history...

Location: Caldwell Hall | Event type: Special Event

Fall 2015 AIIS Speaker Series: Kyle Whyte

Oct 9 | 11:15 am

KYLE WHYTE - Timnick Chair of the Humanities, Dept. of Philosophy, Michigan State University. Indigenous Peoples, Climate Science, Policy and Environmental Ethics...

Location: Caldwell Hall | Event type: Special Event

Fall 2015 AIIS Speaker Series: Charlotte Townsend-Gault

Oct 16 | 11:15 am

CHARLOTTE TOWNSEND-GAULT - Arts, Dept. of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory,...

Location: Caldwell Hall | Event type: Special Event

Fall 2015 AIIS Speaker Series: Skawennati

Oct 23 | 11:15 am

SKAWENNATI- Indigenous Aesthetics/Technologist. Co-Creator of AbTeC, CyberPowWow and TimeTraveller™ and Winner of 2013 Best New Media Award from imagineNative Film and Media Arts Festival...

Location: Caldwell Hall | Event type: Special Event

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Passport Impasse Blocks Haudenosaunee Lacrosse Team

Jul 29, 2015
Haudenosaunee have traveled internationally on passports from their sovereign nation since 1977. But for the second time in five years, the United Kingdom has refused to admit a Haudenosaunee lacrosse team, preventing the players from competing in a game their ancestors created. Read more

FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships September 18th- 27th, 2015

Jul 23, 2015
The American Indian Program is proud to support the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships games hosted by the Onondaga Nation in Syracuse, NY. The  game plays a significant role in many facets of Haudenosaunee culture. This international championship--the first being hosted by a Native nation--provides an opportunity for a focused consideration of the game's role within Native communities, not merely as a means of exercising self-determination, but as an active articulation of sovereignty. Read more

Reflections from The Wildlife Society Field Course

Jul 18, 2015
Featuring Laura Lagunez (AIP Student, '16) Today we’re acknowledging the efforts of our experienced and knowledgeable staff, who annually mentor a lucky group of participants at the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society field course. Every spring, a group of undergraduate and graduate students arrive at the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Kehoe Conservation Center for an intensive, 2-week immersion in wildlife field skills.   Read more