The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) provides a unique combination of American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS) courses, student leadership opportunities and an undergraduate residential experience at Akwe:kon, the first Native student residence hall in North America.

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AIIS 2100 Public Lecture Series - Hodinǫ̱hsǫ́:nih Citizenship, Passports and Lacrosse
Ansley is a member of the Seneca Nation Wolf Clan from the Seneca Allegany territory of Western New York. Ansley is currently with Cornell University's Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) as an advisor, NYS opportunity programs...
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AIISP Student Leadership Development Spotlight Series - Engaging in Undergraduate Research with Laurel Southard
Laurel Southard, Director of Undergraduate Research (Cornell University) Student co-hosted by Miki Bliahu (Diné) '21 Want to engage in undergraduate research but are not sure how to get started? This spotlight is for you! Join Laurel Southard...
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Residence hall names honor McClintock, Hu, Cayuga Nation
For the Indigenous Cayuga Nation, who call themselves Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (pronounced Guy-yo-KO-no), Cornell will use the word Ganędagǫ: (pronounced Gah-NEN-dah-go) – meaning “hill” in the Gayogo̱ hó꞉nǫ' language. This is the ancestral name for the...
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Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, part of Global Cornell, has won a three-year, $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative that will bring together scholars across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

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