The American Indian Studies Section of the Western Social Science Association, at its 55 th meeting, will again have a full program of 13 panels at the association's meeting at the 2013 conference in Denver, CO, April 10-13, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton Street, (Denver, CO. For more information contact WSSA Program Coordinators: Leo Killsback (Arizona State University) and Cheryl Bennett (Arizona State University). Paper/panel proposals for the American Indian Studies Section in 2014 can either be submitted on line by going to:, or by sending them (preferably by E-mail) to AIS section coordinator Leo Killsback: Information can be accessed on line at:

American Indian Studies Section Panel 1 Land, Natural Resources and American Indian Cultural

Practices and Values, Thursday, April 10, 8:00 – 9:30am Location of panels are in printed program available at registration and on line.

Author(s): Dr. Karen Jarratt-Snider , We did it ourselves': Self-Determination and Environmental Justice in the Native Village of Barrow, Northern Arizona University.

Timothy Casey, Not in Our Lands: A Comparative Case Study of Canadian Indigenous Resistance Strategies to Natural Resource Development in British Colombia and the Arctic, Colorado Mesa University.

Dr. Rebecca Hernandez Rosser, The Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, University of California Los Angeles.

Panel 2 Roundtable Discussion: Rules for ‘Civilizing’ American Indians and their Reverberations into the Modern Era, Thursday, April 10, 9:45 – 11:15am

Discussant(s): Suzan Shown Harjo, The Morning Star Institute

Dr. James Riding In, Arizona State University

Dr. Leo Killsback, Arizona State University

Panel 3 Tribal Sovereignty and Intergovernmental Relationships, Thursday, April 10, 1:00 – 2:30pm

Nicolas Peroff, The Menominee Restoration Act of 1973: A 40 Year Restrospective , University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dr. Michelle Hale, State-Tribal Relations: Challenges and Opportunities of Intergovernmental Partnerships in Arizona and New Mexico, Arizona State University.

Danielle Hiraldo, Native Nation/State Relationships: North Carolina’s Adaptation of the National Indian Child Welfare Act, University of Arizona.

Panel 4 American Indian Studies Paradigm and Research, Thursday, April 10, 2:45 – 4:15pm

Naomi Tom, Oral Histories and the American Indian Studies Paradigm, Arizona State University.

Laura Medina, Contextualizing the American Indian Studies Paradigm Through Scholarship at ASU, Arizona State University.

Justin Hongeva, The American Indian Studies Paradigm: Integration  into High School Curriculum, Arizona State University.

Panel 5 Education and Development in Lakota Country, Thursday, April 10, 4:30 – 6:00pm

Lilias Jones Jarding, History of Uranium Activities in Lakota Territory, Oglala Lakota College.

Ahmed Al-Asfour, Leveraging Native American Workforce in the Dakota Territories, Oglala Lakota College.

American Indian Studies Section Business Meeting, Thursday, April 10, 6:15 – 7:15pm

Panel 6 Dine Decolonization and Indigenous Knowledge Recovery, Friday, April 11, 8:00 – 9:30pm

Eric Hardy, Language Recovery and Healing Trauma,  Arizona State University.

Waquin Preston, Decolonizing Navajo Education Intersection of Assimilation and Contemporary Navajo Education, Arizona State University.

Aresta Tsosie-LaRusso, Second Generation Navajo Relocatees: Inheriting Intergenerational Losses, University of Arizona.

Panel 7 Roundtable Discussion: The Metaphysics of Vine’s Metaphysics of Modern Existence, 1979 to 2012, Friday, April 11, 9:45-11:15pm

Discussant(s): Steve Pavlik,, Northwest Indian College

Dr. Daniel Wildcat, Haskell Indian Nation University

Dr. David Wilkins, University of Minnesota

Panel 8 American Indian History and Indigenous Perspectives, Friday, April 11, 1:00-2:30pm

Dr. David Martinez, Blinded by Science! Vine Deloria Jr’s Critique of Archaeology, Arizona State University.

Dr. William Haas Moore, Examples of Multicultural Native American History.

Dr. Stephen Sachs, Honoring the Circle: The Impact of American Indian Tradition on Western Political thought and Society, IUPUI.

Panel 9 Criminal Justice in Indian Country, Friday, April 11, 2:45-4:15pm

Cheryl Bennett, Responding to Hate Crimes and Racism in Farmington, New Mexico. Arizona State University.

Megan Biederwolf, Tribal Youth Programs: An Exploratory Analysis , University of Arizona.

Anne Luna Gordinier, Indian Law in the New Millennium: The Impact of Politics on Tribal Sovereignty and the Development and Implementation of Anti-Stalking Codes, Anne Luna Gordinier, Howard University.

Melissa J. Spelchen, Criminogenic Risks of Sexting and Instantaneous Communication: Impacts on American Indians, University of North Dakota.

Panel 10 Topics in Indian Country, Friday, April 11, 4:30-6:00pm

Martina Dawley, American Indians in Museums: An emphasis on Conservation, University of Arizona.

Robert Bell, How Corporate America Helped to Create The American Indian Movement , University of Wisconsin –Eau Claire.

Kristina Malec, Fighting for a Chance: An Educational Perspective on Government Funding for the Wolf Creek Elementary School, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

Panel 11 American Indian Law and Policy, Saturday, April 12, 8:00-9:30am

Frankie Stiles, How the Georgia State Government Forced the Issue of Cherokee Removal in the Early Nineteenth Century,  St. Mary’s University.

Gina Stuart Richard, Dawes Commission Social Network Analysis: Governmental Organization or Organized Crime Syndicate,  University of Arizona.

Crystal Luce, The Opiate of Indigenous Peoples: State Services and Power Dynamics via Indian Health Services, Western Colorado AIDS Project.

Kurt Siedschlaw, The Eagle Feather and the White Guy: Perceptions and Representations of the Eagle Featjer , University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Panel 12 Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of American Indian Literatures (CROSS-LISTED WITH AMERICAN STUDIES), Saturday, April 12, 9:45-11:15pm

Jake Howard , Literary vs. Primary Voices: Arguing for Native American Rights in the 1820's” , Utah State University

Nancy Cook, Adapting James Welch's Winter in the Blood for the Screen , University of Montana.

Josh Anderson, Bridge-building: Working on and off the Reservation in Thomas King’s Truth and Bright Water. Utah State University.

Melody Graulich, Reading Popular Mechanics: Cameras, Cars, and Technology in Leslie Marmon Silko’s, Storyteller , Utah State University.

Panel 13 Panel Presentation: Learning to Sustain Native Nations: Emerging Practice in Environmental Justice, Health, Language, and Cultural Resources, Saturday, April 12, 1:00-2:30pm  

Krystal Bergen, Silent Death: Abandon Uranium Mining in Cameron, AZ, Northern Arizona University

Austin Chico, Language Revitalization on the Tohono O’odham Nation, Northern Arizona University

Austin Chico and Heather Eastman,  Culture and the Re-Building of Native Nations,  Northern Arizona University

Audrey Goldtooth, Uranium Mining at Its Best: The Ach’ii is No Goot! Northern Arizona University

Micoleen Yazzie,   Cancer Education for Diné K-12,  Northern Arizona University


The Indigenous Studies Network plans to put on at least one panel and hold a business meeting/networking session at the 2013 American Political Science Association (APSA) Meeting August 29-September 1, 2013 in Chicago, IL, at the Hyatt/Sheraton. For more information contact ISN Program Coordinators: Laura Evans, (University of Washington) and Sheryl Lightfoot (University of British Columbia ): More information about the APSA meeting can be found at:

A list of Indigenous Language Conferences is kept at the Teaching Indigenous Languages web site at Northern Arizona University:

The D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library, in Chicago, has an on going Newberry Library Seminar in American Indian Studies on many Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm, as well as other occasional events. All papers are pre-circulated electronically to those who plan to attend the seminar. E-mail or call (312)255-3564 to receive a copy of the paper. Currently planned for early Spring 2013 include: The Extermination of Kennewick Man’s Authenticity through Discourse, Cynthia-Lou Coleman, Portland State University, March 27, 2013, The Indian Prince in London : Abolitionists and the Second Seminole War, Natalie Joy, Reed College; April 17, 2013, Good Fences Make Good Citizens : Citizen-Indians and Home Rule in Southern, Damon Akins, Guilford College, Greensboro.  For more on this and other events at the Newberry Library go to:

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Indian Gaming 2013, is March 24-27 2013 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ. For details go to:

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies is holding a colloquium, “Why You Can’t Teach U.S. History without American Indians,” at Newberry Library, Ruggles Hall, March 29-30, 2013. For details go to:

Transforming the University: (Alaska Native Studies in the 21st Century: Alaska Native Studies Conference is April 5 - 6, 2013 at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. For details go to:

Ninth Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference is April 11-12, 2013, at the Regional Center at COMtech. For more information contact Alesia Cummings at 910.521.6266 or

"Native Science: Dimensions and Dialogues" is being hosted by Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, April 11-12, 2013. For further information go to:

The National Association for Ethnic Studies 41st Annual Conference April 12-13, 2013 in fort Collins, CO. For details contact National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES), Department of Ethnic Studies, Colorado State University, 1790 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-179,

The 9th Giving the Gift of Language (: A Teacher Training Workshop for Native Language Instruction and Acquisition is in (Missoula, MT, USA, April 18-20, 2013. For information visit:

Pratiques et enjeux de la revitalisation de langues en danger, deux études de cas: le francoprovençal en France et le rama au Nicaragua (titre provisoire) , with Bénédicte Pivot is April 19, 2013 in Lyon, France. For details go to:

20th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium is at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, in May 17-19, 2013. Information is available at:

The Native American Student Advocacy Institute is, May 29-31, 2013 at the University of Montana and the Salish college of Montana. (For details visit:

The Twelfth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is May 20-31, 2013, at UN Headquarters in New York, with this year’s meeting discussing issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health, and human rights. For details go to:

20th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Conference and 4 th Western Symposium on Language Issues (WeSLI) is June 2-4, 2013, at Northern Arizona University. For details go to:

The American Indian Teacher Education Conference is at the College of Education, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, June 2-4, 2013. For details go to:

The Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) is a national non-profit organization that advocates for American Indian and Alaska Native federal employees. SAIGE will host its 10th annual national training program: "Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions," June 3 - 7, 2013, Spokane, WA. Information is available from the Society of American Indian Government Employees, P.O. Box 7715, Washington, D.C. 20044,

The 2013 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums in Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 10-13, 2013 outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Santa Ana Pueblo-owned Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.. For information, to view past conference programs and/or submit a proposal before the November 15 deadline, visit: Please direct questions to

Dene (Athabaskan) Language Conference is June 12-14, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta. For more information, please visit:

Conferences of the International Society for Language Studies will hold its annual meeting in June 13-15, 2013 at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel and Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information go to

The Northwest Indian Language Institute Summer 2013 i s June 17-July 2, 2013, at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. For details go to:

Seventh Heritage Language Research Institute: Heritage Speakers and the Advantages of Bilingualism is June 17-21 2013, at the (University of California, Los Angeles. For details go to:

Newberry Library symposium, “Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of 19th-century Cartographic Exploration in the Americas” is at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL, June 20-21, 2013. For more information go to:

The Mid Year Conference Convention of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), is June 24-27, 2013, in Reno, NV. For details go to  

Fostering Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship in the Americas Conference: FIBE 2013 will take place at the Templo da Boa Vontade, LBV Brasil, June 25-26 2013. For information and to make submissions contact, or visit

FIBEA 2013: "Mining in Indigenous Lands: Challenges and Opportunities" is June 25 & 26, 2013( at Templo da Boa Vontade - LBV, Brasilia, Brazil . For information visit:  

Summer in Montana: The classes (each of which meets for one week) are taught by experts in the field and are designed for graduate students (including both law and Native Studies students), tribal leaders, attorneys, and those who work with and for Tribal and First Nations governments. You choose which courses and how many to take. All courses will be held at the Salish and Kootenai Tribal College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. June 10-14 (morning) Child Welfare, Family Law, and the American Indian Child (Barbara Atwood, University of Arizona Law),( June 10-14, 2013  (afternoon) Addressing Domestic Violence (Melissa Tatum, University of Arizona Law)(, June 17-21 (morning)  Native Governments in Action (Steve Cornell, University of Arizona's Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy & Native Nations Institute)(June 24-28 (morning) Indigenous People in the Inter-American Human Rights System (Rob Williams, University of Arizona Law), (June 24-28 (afternoon) Indigenous Economic Theory (Ron Trosper, University of Arizona American Indian Studies). The PDF with details is at:

5 th International 3L Summer School: Endangered Languages: From Documentation to Revitalization ( may be in July 2013. For details visit:

The 2013 National UNITY (United National Indian Tribal Youth) Conference: Technology and Tradition for Today and Tomorrow" is July 12-16, 2013 at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA. UNITY also holds occasional training sessions. For details visit:

The Eighth Annual Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium is at Northwest Indian College, in July 2013. For details and reservations contact Steve Pavlik, Co-coordinator, Native American Studies, Northwest Indian College, 2533 Kwina Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226 (360)392-4307,,

Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) Summer Meeting will be July 12-14, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LSA Summer Institute. Information about the Institute is available at: . For information sbout SSILA go to:

The 5 th Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Conference at the University of Saskatchewan in July 13-15, 2013. For details go to:

The Fifth International Conference on Climate Change is at the Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, (Port Louis, Maritius, July 18-19, 2013 . The Climate Change Conference is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in climate change. It will address a range of critically important themes relating to the vexing question of climate change. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the fields of climatology and environmental science, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners. For details go to:

Australex 2013: Endangered Words, and Signs of Revival ( is in Adelaide, Australia, July 25-27, 2013. For details go to:

Language Endangerment: Language Policy and Planning is July 26, 2013 at CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT For details of the programmed for visit:, or contact the conference organizers, Mari Jones:, and Christopher Connolly:

The 19th commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples will be held on August 9, 2013 at the UN Headquarters in New York, organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues DSPD/DESA, the United Nations Department of Public Information, and the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. For details go to:

48th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages will be August 9-11, 2013 at the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. More information is available at:

Puliima National Indigenous Language and Technology Forum 2013 is( August 28-29, 2013, in Melbourne, Australia. For details go to:

The 39th Anniversary International Indian Treaty Council Conference, will likely be in October 2013. Details will eventually be posted at:

Foundation for Endangered Languages EL XVII.  At Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada,  October 1-4, 2013. For details visit:

70th Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), is October 13-18, 2013, in  Tulsa, OK. For details go to

The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. (ILDI) is holding the ( 2013 World Indigenous Business Forum in Windhoek, Namibia, October 14-18, 2013. For details visit:

The Latin American Studies Association section on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples is putting on The Third Conference on Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean, October 23- 25, 2013, in Oaxaca, México. For details go to:

44 th Annual National Indian Education Association is in Rapid City, South Dakota, October 30 – November 2, 2013. For details go to:

Tenth Native American Symposium and a performance event yet to be chosen is November 7- 8, 2013, possibly at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma.  For details visit, or contact Dr. Mark B. Spencer, Department of English, Humanities, and Languages, Box 4121, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK 74701-0609,

The 18 th La Cosecha Annual Dual Language Conference (is at the Convention Center in Albuquerque, NM, November 6-9, 2013.  For information visit:

The 2013 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit ( is in Rapid City, SD, November 14-16, 2013. For details go to:

6 th Annual Tusweca Tiospaye 2013 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit: "Uniting Our First Nations to Save Our Languages" is November 14-16, 2013, Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center - Rapid City, SD. For details visit:

First Nations Language Keepers Conference May be in December 2013 and will be providing information soon on this year’s annual meeting at:;-language-keepers-conference.html.  

The Tenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability will be held January 22-24, 2014 at the University of Split, split, Coratia. For details go to:

The 2014 Conference of the National Association of Native American Studies will likely be in February 2014. For more information, please visit the following:

The United Nations 2014 Indian Tribal Youth Midyear UNITY Meeting will likely be in February 2014. For details go to:

3 rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC)

The Fifth International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages may be in February 1014. Information will likely be at:

National Association for Bilingual Education 43rd Annual Conference is in San Diego, CA, February 13-15, 2014. For information go to:

4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC): may be at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, February or March 2014. For details visit:

The 17 th Annual National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Legislative Summit is likely in February  2014, in Washington, D.C. For information go to:

Native/Indigenous Studies Area of the 2014 Southwest Popular Culture American Culture Association (Formerly the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association) 35th annual meeting is February 19-22, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Further details can be found at: .

National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) Indian Gaming 2014, may be in March 2014. For information go to:

The 37 th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education may be in March 2014 at Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. For more information contact: Achel McBride: (530)895-4212 x 110, Irma Amaro: (707)464-3512, or Judy Delgado at 916-319-0506,, or go to:

The 10 th Annual Conference on Endangered Languages and Cultures of the Americas ( may be at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, in March 2014, put on by the Center for American Indian Languages, at the University of Utah, which also runs a series of workshops. For details go to:, or contact Jennifer Mitchell:

2014 NCAI Executive Council Winter Session is March 4-6, 2014, in (Washington, DC. For information go to:

Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages is March 7-8, 2014 at (Covel Commons at UCLA, Los angles, CA, For details visit:

American Indian Cultures and Literatures area of the PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association) National Conference 2014 is in, Chicago, IL, April 16 – April 19, 2014. For details. Visit:

2014 NCAI Mid Year Conference is June 8-11, 2014, in Anchorage, AK. For information visit:

The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. (ILDI) is holding the ( 2014 World Indigenous Business Forum in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Possibly in October 2014. For details visit:

The 2014 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit ( is in Rapid City, SD, November 13-15, 2014. For details go to:

The NCAI 2015 Executive Council Winter Session is in March, 2015 at the (L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC. For details go to:

The NCAI 3015 Mid Year Conference is in June, 2015.( For details go to:

The 2015 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit ( is in Rapid City, SD, , November 19-21, 2015. For details go to: