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Honoring Native Tradition and Community Through Academic Excellence
Native American Studies (NAS) is an academic program committed to Indigenous research and scholarship. NAS offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor degree granted through University Studies at the University of New Mexico.
Our goal is excellence in educating all students and the public about the Native experience of Indigenous peoples with significant attention given our complex history and intercultural heritage of New Mexico and the United States.
February 5-6, 2015 — Albuquerque, NM
Please note change in location this year from Arizona State to the University of New Mexico
“Sustainability of Traditional Language, Culture and Knowledge”
“Sustainability of Traditional Language, Culture and Knowledge,” emerges as the theme of the 16th Annual American Indian Studies Association’s conference. In our current times, the question of sustainability and continuance of traditional knowledge remains relevant. Traditional knowledge is a broadly constructed concept. Tradition is not static; rather it can be conceived as a snapshot of time or as a continuum. Particular ideologies, beliefs and core elements can be deeply rooted within people and societies. Native people face change and challenges at an amazing rate. What does sustainability mean within a world with rapid change?
This year’s conference looks to explore and initiate discussions about the sustainability of traditional knowledge. This includes, however is not exclusive to: language, culture, art, history, environment, governance, health, storytelling, education and all other topics which would include sustainability of traditional knowledge.
The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops.
Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues.
Please send paper and panel submissions to:
Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator
American Indian Studies
P.O. Box 874603
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-4603
Download the AISA Conference Registration Form
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