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September 9th, 2014
  • "Speak Dakota" T-shirts for Sale!

    Hau mitakuyepi!

    Support the University of Minnesota's Dakota Language Program by purchasing a Dakota ia Wohdaka Pi/Po! "Speak Dakota!" tshirt.

    Only $15.00!

    All shirts may be purchased at the Department of American Indian Studies office:
    72 Pleasant Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Ph: 612-624-1338
    aminstud@umn.edu

    DLP tshirt flyer.jpgtshirt flyer.pdf
    August 18th, 2014
  • Teaching Global Indingenous Issues Through Film : Healthy Societies

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    July 7-10, 2014

    9-4pm

    Northern Lights Conference Center

    Walker, MN

    July film institute poster.pdf

    April 22nd, 2014
  • Aloha America: Hula Circuits as Alternative Archives

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    Aloha America: Hula Circuits as Alternative Archives
    April 29th, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Walter Library room 101

    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 Studies

    April 16th, 2014
  • Dakota Sacred Sites Tour (Spring 2014)

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    Dakota Sacred Sites Tour May 2014.pdf
    "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 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.


    Registration Link
    : z.umn.edu/dakotasites2014spring

    April 15th, 2014
  • American Indian Studies Senior Presentations

    Come Join us and hear about our student's Senior Presentations!

    April 15th, 2014

    11:30-1:00 P.M
    322 Appleby Hall

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    AI Studies Senior Presentations 4-15-2014.pdf
    April 15th, 2014
  • Lecturer or Teaching Specialist: American Indian Studies - Ojibwe Language

    the Department of American Indian Studies is looking to hire an Ojibwe Language Teaching Specialist.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    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.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    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

    March 26th, 2014
  • Neilan B. Lund Scholarship 2014

    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

    journalism.

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    Neilan Scholarship.pdf
    February 27th, 2014
  • claclclDakota Sacred Sites Tour

    "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
    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)

    10/25/2013

    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.

    z.umn.edu/dakotasitesfall2013

    Dakota Sacred Sites Tour Oct. 25th(1).pdf

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    October 15th, 2013
  • Ojibwe & Dakota Certificate Flyers

    Hello!

    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 Programs

    Certificate Flyer OJIB 1.pdf

    Certificate Flyer DAKO.pdf

    September 24th, 2013
  • Neilan B. Lund Scholarship still Available!

    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.

    Neilan B Lund 2013-2014.pdf

    Refer any questions to Jean O'Brien, Chair of the Department of American Indian Studies at 612-626-5330 or obrie002@umn.edu

    June 24th, 2013
  • JUSTICE FOR MOTHER EARTH with Honorable Chief Justice Robert Yazzie

    Center For Earth, Energy and Democracy presents

    JUSTICE FOR MOTHER EARTH
    with Honorable Chief Justice Robert Yazzie

    Thursday, May 9th
    7:00 pm
    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.

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    Yazzie Flyer.pdf

    May 9th, 2013
  • Mni Sota Makoce: Land of the Dakota lecture 4-24-13

    Gwen Westerman & Bruce White Authors of Mni Sota Makoce: Land of the Dakota

    Wednesday, April 24
    4:00pm Lecture
    5:30pm Reception
    125 Nolte Hall

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    Mni Sota Makoce Lecture.pdf

    April 11th, 2013
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