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Two AIP Students Win 2015 Udall Scholarships!

Apr 16, 2015
Congratulations to Fredrick Blaisdell ’16 and Steven Ingram ’16 who have received 2015 Udall scholarships, which support undergraduates with excellent academic records and who show potential for careers in environmental public policy, health care and tribal public policy. Read more

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

AIP at 2014 NAISA Conference, Austin, TX

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May 31, 2014
This year’s NAISA conference (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

Cultivating a Crop of New Native Students

Mar 30, 2014
Starting a new springtime tradition, Native American leaders at Cornell planted the seeds of peace and sought to cultivate a new crop of student recruits March 21-22 at the inaugural Promising Futures event, which introduced more than 60 Native American high school students from across the United States to Cornell. 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

Re-thinking Thanksgiving

Nov 9, 2013
While any excuse to gather with family and friends to eat together and reflect upon reasons to be thankful is a welcome one, the history of the holiday is not all celebratory. Read more

Perspectives on Diversity: CALS Admissions

Oct 30, 2013
As CALS Notes recently learned, Pamela Tan cares deeply about engaging a more diverse population of the best and brightest young people and attracting them to CALS. As the college’s director of admissions, she believes that being accessible is key to successfully reaching out to students who are first generation college applicants or self-identify as coming from an underrepresented minority group. Read more

Tapping Local Knowledge for International Impact

Jul 21, 2013
They may work on opposite sides of the world, but Cornell doctoral candidates Morgan Ruelle and Michelle Baumflek have both learned that indigenous knowledge is key to preserving cultural and natural resources. Read more

AIP Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Apr 4, 2013
The American Indian Program (AIP) at Cornell will hold its 30th Anniversary Recognition and Two Row Wampum Renewal Conference April 12-13, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Africana Research and Studies Center, 310 Triphammer Road. Read more