Haynes, Virgil. Ottawa Induction Ceremony. Photograph. Michigan Photographers Society, 1946. From the Bentley Historical Library.

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Interdisciplinary Group (NAISIG) hosts workshops and events to support graduate student and faculty research related to Native America and indigenous studies in both the American and global contexts. Workshops provide a space for scholars to discuss current projects—such as seminar papers, conference presentations, dissertation chapters, book proposals, syllabus drafts—in a supportive environment that will benefit from collaboration across disciplines.

NAISIG organizes events in which scholars from the University of Michigan and beyond can discuss their most recent work or methodological practices that will encourage group members to produce scholarship that is fresh, complex, and relevant to the academic and political worlds that we navigate. This group was created to benefit participants from multiple disciplines and members are encouraged to email the student coordinators with suggestions regarding potential speakers.

In order to foster a community whose focus extends beyond the University of Michigan campus, NAISIG plans to organize trips to local Native communities and cultural centers, as well as conferences, events, and archives related to our research. We hope to promote critical conversations among group members about the methods and contemporary ramifications of our scholarship while strengthening ties between the University of Michigan and its neighbors. 

Pcitured: Haynes, Virgil. Ottawa Induction Ceremony. Photograph. Michigan Photographers Society, 1946. From the Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, MI.

For more information about NAISIG or to be added to our listserv, please contact the graduate student coordinators.

Recent Announcements

  • Upcoming events in 2017 NAISIG is excited to announce we will be hosting William J. Bauer (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of History) and Karl Jacoby (Columbia University, Department of History) in the ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2017, 12:34 PM by Kat Whiteley
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