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.

Solidarity with Grief and Anger expressed by Indigenous Communities

The students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell University join with Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island to honor and mourn the hundreds of lost Indigenous children whose bodies continue to be found in unmarked and undocumented graves at Canadian Indian Residential Schools.

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AIISP Events

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As videogame designers respond to critiques of and demands for gendered and racial representations, more and more games have started to offer alternative embodiments and narratives to consider the gendered dynamics of who is imagined to design...
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Professor Juliana Hu Pegues will discuss her recent book, Space-Time Colonialism: Alaska’s Indigenous and Asian Entanglements, published by University of North Carolina Press as part of their Critical Indigeneities series. As the enduring "last...
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AIISP News

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AIISP Awards and Recognition 2021 Website

As many of you know, the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program typically holds an event in May to honor graduating students and other noteworthy achievements, and to present several awards for service to the Program and community.

I am sorry that we must celebrate virtually for the second year in a row. We can all hope that this is the last time we have to do so!

We hope that this resource will be a durable reminder of your accomplishments at Cornell.

(excerpt from Professor Kurt Jordan's welcome remarks)

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