CNAIS hosts a number of events each year that build community on our campus and feature current work in Indigenous studies and related fields at CU Boulder and beyond. Our annual CNAIS Speaker Series typically centers on a theme each year and invites notable scholars, filmmakers, and artists to CU Boulder to present their work. Our regular Brown Bag Series features CNAIS faculty and affiliates at CU Boulder, as well as local and regional guests who work with Indigenous communities. The NAIS Graduate Student Conference highlights the work of students taking our capstone Graduate Certificate course, Indigenous Thought and Theory (ETHN 6103). Our fall Native Student Welcome and Native Graduation events provide opportunities to celebrate our students and build community across the CU Boulder campus. Additionally, CNAIS co-sponsors numerous other events that highlight and support Native American and Indigenous culture and research at CU.


This is Their Land CU Boulder

Film Screening and Q&A of "Modoc Nation" & "This is Their Land" on March 14th 2023

March 2, 2023

Jennifer Denetdale CNAIS

CNAIS presents Jennifer Denetdale on Feb. 21st, 2023

Feb. 16, 2023

The Photographs of Milton Snow and the Making of the Modern Navajo Nation, 1937-1959 with Jennifer Denetdale Photographs of Diné/Navajo date to the Hwéeldi period,1863-1868, and reflect Diné under American occupation of the Southwest. Photographs of Diné, like images of other Indigenous peoples, read through the lens of settler colonialism...

Fort Chambers: Boulder's Role in the Sand Creek Massacre

Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Conversation Series

Oct. 5, 2022

Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Sept. 29, 2022

IPD 2022 Boulder Youth CNAIS

Indigenous Youth and Human Rights, An Indigenous Peoples Day Event on Oct. 12th, 2022

Sept. 27, 2022

Indigenous Youth and Human Rights an Indigenous Peoples Day Event Wednesday, October 12th at 6:00pm-8:00pm Wolf Law Building, 206 2450 Kittredge Loop Dr. Boulder, CO 80305 Register in Advance: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with a meal prepared from Native-sourced recipes and ingredients, free t-shirts, stickers, and an opportunity for...

Maasai CNAIS

Innocent People!: Evictions of Maasai Indigenous People on Sept. 30th, 2022

Sept. 27, 2022

Friday, September 30th, 2022 12:00-1:00pm CNAIS Cottage, 1330 Grandview Ave. 80309 Dr. Laura DeLuca Director of Global Seminar Tanzania and Teaching Assistant Professor, Stories and Societies and Forrest Becker an undergraduate Geography major and alumni of the Global Seminar Tanzania study abroad program Summer 2022 will report on first-hand interactions...

Dr. Theresa Montoya

Permeable Jurisdictions: Navigating Toxic Exposure in the Navajo Nation on Sept. 8th, 2022

Aug. 30, 2022

Thursday, September 8th, 2022 5:00-6:15pm 185 Benson Earth Sciences University of Colorado Boulder Dr. Teresa Montoya, Asst. Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, will be giving the University of Colorado Boulder’s Environmental Justice Graduate Certificate Annual Lecture on Thursday, September 8, from 5:00-6:15pm in 185 Benson Earth Sciences...

Native Welcome CNAIS

EVENT: Native Welcome 2022

Aug. 26, 2022

Friday, September 16th CNAIS Cottage, 1330 Grandview Ave. Boulder, CO 80309 3:30pm - 5:00pm Native Welcome is an open house at the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS). We welcome incoming Native American students, transfer students and current students to meet with our CU Boulder staff, faculty and...

Sacred Responses to Climate Change:Seeking Common Ground

EVENT: Sacred Responses to Climate Change: Seeking Common Ground

Aug. 24, 2022

Friday, September 23rd Abrams Lounge, C4C Building, CU Boulder 1:00pm-5:00pm (MST) Sacred Responses to Climate Change: Seeking Common Ground This inter-faith panel discussion focuses on sacred responses to environmental crisis and especially climate change. Panelists will discuss how religious ethics are shaping environmental ethics and can offer bases for strong...

Wolf law cu boulder

EVENT: Launching the International Decade of Indigenous Languages Oct. 20-23rd, 2022

July 14, 2022

The 54 th Algonquian Conference Launching the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032 University of Colorado October 20-23, 2022 The 54th Algonquian Conference will be held in Boulder, CO on Oct. 20-23, 2022. The conference will tentatively begin on the 20th with an evening special session, and then run all...