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.

AIISP Events

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LASP-CUSLAR Public Issues Forum - Leaders of Sarayaku: Connecting Indigenous Roots
Sarayaku’s Kichwa communities were central to Ecuador’s first National Indigenous Uprising in 1990 and are at the forefront of indigenous rights mobilization. Come listen to four leaders from Sarayaku's indigenous communities and learn more...
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
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AIISP Student Leadership Development Spotlight Series - My Journey: From Student to Indigenous Health Leader with Dr. Rodney Haring
Rodney Haring, Ph.D., M.S.W. is Director of the Roswell Park Center for Indigenous Cancer Research, research faculty at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, Department of Cancer Prevention and...
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program



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.

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
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Native ironworkers’ tradition continues on North Campus
Indigenous people began ironworking in the 19th century, when they were hired to build railroad bridges in Canada. They helped craft the New York City skyline, working on projects including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and...
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Communication
  • Land

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