The University of Minnesota's Department of American Indian & Dakota Language Program, in sponsorship with St. Paul Public Schools' American Indian Studies & Indian Education Program, Wicoie Nandagikendan and Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye would like to invite you to Dakhóta Iápi Akíčhiyapi Kiŋ, Minnesota's 1st Dakota Language Bowl!
Sat, April 18th
Harding High School
1540 6th Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Open to the public!
For more information (including information about participating, rules & study guide), visit the event website!
Northrop and the U of M Department of American Indian Studies Present
The Cherokee Word for Water Film Screening
Wed, Nov 12, 6:30 pm (Q&A with Director/Producer Charlie Soap and Producer Kristina Kiehl will follow the screening)
Best Buy Theater
University of Minnesota
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
FREE and open to the public
CW4W trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h5TsMBO_nQNovember 3rd, 2014
Please rsvp at Z.UMN.EDU/AMINMATTERSSovereignty Matters Flier 2014 FINAL.pdf October 22nd, 2014
Friday, September 19th
Bus Boarding at 2:45 p.m.
Bus leaves Appleby Hall loading zone at 3 p.m.September 9th, 2014
Come Join us!
Friday, September 12th
Comstock Hall Ballroom
5:30 P.M. dinner will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Support the University of Minnesota's Dakota Language Program by purchasing a Dakota ia Wohdaka Pi/Po! "Speak Dakota!" tshirt.
All shirts may be purchased at the Department of American Indian Studies office:
72 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Northern Lights Conference Center
Her book, Aloha America: Hula Circuits through the U.S. Empire, about the relationship between U.S. imperial expansion and Hawaiian hula performance, was published by Duke University Press in 2012. It received three prizes in 2013: the Lawrence W. Levine Prize for best cultural history from the Organization of American Historians; best first book in women's history from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians; and Outstanding Publication Award from the Congress on Research in Dance (co-recipient).
Adria L. Imada is associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and affiliate faculty in the Critical Gender Studies program at University of California, San Diego.
Co-sponsored with American Indian StudiesApril 16th, 2014
One goal for this tour is that participants begin to experience the place we live in as Mnisota Makoce, the Dakota homelands. We will be visiting several Dakota sacred sites located in an area that would later be called the Twin Cities.
How has colonization impacted Dakota use and access to these places?
How have Dakota people asserted a continuing relationship with these places?
This tour will provide participants with a more nuanced and complicated understanding of the place we call home."
--Iyekiyapiwin (Darlene St. Clair, Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University)
Please use this registration form for the for the tour: z.umn.edu/dakotasites2014spring
Friday, May 2, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Boarding will begin at 2:45 PM behind Appleby Hall on the East River Parkway.
Buses will leave by 3:00 PM
128 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
**There will be some light walking on the day of the tour.
To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Jillian Rowan in the Circle of Indigenous Nations by phone at 612-624-0564 or email at BERKL002@umn.edu, at least two weeks prior to the event.
April 15th, 2014
Registration Link: z.umn.edu/dakotasites2014spring
Come Join us and hear about our student's Senior Presentations!
322 Appleby Hall
the Department of American Indian Studies is looking to hire an Ojibwe Language Teaching Specialist.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent academic training in American Indian Studies or related field, or equivalent cultural or experiential background; teaching experience in relevant field, near native fluency of Ojibwe language. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Advanced or terminal degree, and five years of college level teaching or professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants with familiarity with higher education teaching methods. Must be capable of delivering high-quality instruction to a diverse student body.
Candidates with B.A. and M.A. degrees are appointed as teaching specialists; candidates with a Ph.D. or terminal degrees are appointed as lecturers.
Candidates will be assessed according to the overall quality of their academic, cultural or experiential background and scholarly and/or creative work, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and strength of recommendations.
This appointment begins August 25, 2014 and concludes May 24, 2015. Renewal of this appointment may be possible for second year, 2015/16.
for more information on how to apply please go here: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=118050
The American Indian Studies Department in association
with the English Department and the School of Journalism
is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for an
undergraduate American Indian female student enrolled
in a federally recognized tribe and in the College of Liberal
Arts who has successfully completed 60 credit hours with
a background and interest in literature, writing, and/or
"We are living, learning, and working in a
particular place with a long, fascinating,
troubling, and frequently unknown story.
One goal for this tour is that participants begin
to experience the place we live in as Mnisota
Makoce, the Dakota Homelands. We will be
visiting several Dakota sacred sites located in
an area that would later be called the Twin
How has colonization impacted Dakota use
and access to these places? How have Dakota
people asserted a continuing relationship with
This tour will provide participants with a more
nuanced and complicated understanding of
the place we call home."
--Iyekiyapiwin (Darlene St. Clair, Associate
Professor, St. Cloud State University)
Bus Boarding at 2:45 p.m.
Departure 3:00 p.m.
This is a Free event but space is limited please use this form to register for this tour.
below you find our update certificate flyers for the Ojibwe and Dakota Language Programs.
for more information on our programs visit Dept. of American Indian Studies Language ProgramsSeptember 24th, 2013
The American Indian Studies Department in association with the English Department and the School of Journalism is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for an American Indian female student with a background and interest in literature, writing, and/or journalism.
All those interested in applying please download flyer.June 24th, 2013
JUSTICE FOR MOTHER EARTH
with Honorable Chief Justice Robert Yazzie
Thursday, May 9th
Wellstone Center, Room 212, 179 Robie St. E. St. Paul
The Honorable Justice Robert Yazzie, retired Chief Justice of the Diné (Navajo) Nation and former Director of the Diné Policy Institute of Diné College will speak about the Rights of Mother Earth and share his wisdom about traditional indigenous justice and governance.
Wednesday, April 24
125 Nolte Hall