The American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP) is highly committed to fostering the next generation of leading Native scholars. Being a part of the AIISP at Cornell connects you with leadership opportunities through research and community involvement. Choosing to minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS) through AIISP implies undertaking leadership responsibilities in Indigenous communities and/or advocacy on Indigenous issues, and shaping the field of Indigeneity through scholarship that is grounded in ethical and relevant research projects.

Due to our commitment and contribution of important research relating to the field of AIIS, we offer our students many opportunities such as: funding for research, travel, and enrichment, plus access to a huge library of resources all year long. Additionally we are proud to support qualified students' applications to relevant scholarships and internships.

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, Cornell has a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in New York State, the nation, and the world.