CNAIS hosts a number of events each year. Some of these include: 

  • Native Student Welcome
  • Native Student Graduation - (both events cosponsored by ODECE)
  • The annual CNAIS Series featuring Native & Indigenous Speakers, Films, and panels. 
  • CU NAIS Graduate Student Conference 

SPRING 2020 Events

January 7-11, 2020 
Center for Media, Religion and Culture will host its ninth international conference: 
Imagined Borders, Epistemic Freedoms, Williams Village 

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 
"The Pass System" film screening with American Indian Law Program 
5:00-7:00PM, Wolf Law Building, Room 305

Wednesday, February 26th 
Greg Johnson, "Animating Tradition, Embodying Jurisdiction: The Stakes of the Mauna Kea Dispute" 
5:30-7:00PM, Humanities 250 

Thursday, March 12th, 2020 
Walter Echo-hawk Book Release, The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland 
6:30pm, Benson Earth Sciences 180

April 2-5th, 2020 
Spring Conference of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology
Keynote Speakers: Leticia Cesarino, Michel Degraff, Angela Reyes and Virginia Zavala 

Kyle Whyte, April 2020


Additionally we will have presentatons from CU and Visiting Faculty Works in Progress, as well as co-sponsoring other events that support Native and Indigenous culture and research.

Let us know if you have something you'd like us to know about! 

Native Grads with blankets 2018 CNAIS

2020 CU Native Graduation

John Echohawk congratulating 2018 Native Grads CNAIS coordinates this annual event that honors our CU Native American and Indigenous student graduates (undergraduates, graduates, & J.D's), with a special ceremony and meal. See information below. Date: Friday, May 8th, 2020 When: 1pm - 4pm Where: Koenig Alumni Center Who: All CU...

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2018 Native Student Welcome

2016 Native Student Welcome Come meet faculty, staff, current and new students! Enjoy food and gifts and find out more about CNAIS. Date: Fri. Sept. 14, 2018 Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Where: CNAIS cottage - 1330 Grandview Ave. Who: All CU Native & Indigenous students - new, transfer...

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2017 CU Native Graduation

April 29, 2017

2017 CU Native Graduation! We will be honoring our CU Native American and Indigenous student graduates (Undergraduates, Graduates, & J.D's), with a special ceremony and meal. RSVP is required for attendance. See information below. Contact us for any questions: Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017 When: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00...

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2017 CNAIS Indigenous Media, Art, Photography & Activism Series

April 28, 2017

The Center for Native American & Indigenous Studies is pleased to present The 2017 Indigenous Media, Art, Photography & Activism Series : Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho & Kickapoo Nations) Wednesday, April 12th from 1-3 pm in ATLAS 102 Joseph Erb (Cherokee) Friday, April 21st from 2-4pm in the Flatirons Room...

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Indigenous Storytelling and the Law

March 17, 2017

Indigenous Storytelling and Law Symposium March 17 & 18, 2017 Presented by the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies This interdisciplinary symposium will explore ways Indigenous narratives are spoken, heard, and acted upon in legal settings. · What does it mean for law to solicit Native testimony? · Who...

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Fullbright Scholar, Claudia Salomon Tarquini visits CU Boulder

March 15, 2017

Working with various universities across the U.S., Claudia Salomon Tarquini comes to the University of Colorado-Boulder to present her current research in Indigenous Studies. The Fullbright Scholar's informal discussion will be hosted by the Center for Native America n and Indigneous Studies (CNAIS) in cottage, 1330 Grandview Ave., Boulder, CO...

Charlotte Rodrigue

Charlotte Roderique speaking at CAW Modern Indian Identity Series

Feb. 21, 2017

The Center of the American West (CAW) will be featuring Former Burns Paiute Chairwoman, Charlotte Roderique in January as part of their Modern Indian Identity Series . A year ago, Former Chairwoman Roderique came to national attention during the armed takeover, led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy, of the Malheur...

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Film Screening of Shásh Jaá - "Bear Ears"

Feb. 13, 2017

Join CNAIS and the Department of Ethnic Studies for a special film screening and talk with the director Angelo Baca about the new documentary Shásh Jaá - "Bear Ears" . Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) is a landform in the state of Utah considered sacred to many southwestern American Indian nations...

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CNAIS February Faculty Brown Bag with Andy Cowell

Feb. 8, 2017

Come chat with Linguistics Chair and CNAIS faculty Dr. Andy Cowell for our February Faculty Brown Bag! Date: Wed. Feb. 8 Time: 12pm - 1pm Where: CNAIS - 1330 Grandview Ave. Hear about his research and on-going work in Indigenous Languages: I'm a specialist in Linguistic Anthropology. I obtained my...

Dr. Charles Wilkinson

Charles Wilkinson featured in Athearn Lecture Series

Jan. 26, 2017

CU Law and CNAIS Core faculty, Charles Wilkinson will be delivering the Department of History's annual Athearn Lecture this year. " Writing a Tribal History: My Long and Rewarding Journey with the Siletz Tribe of Western Oregon ." DATE : Thurs. Jan. 26, 2017 TIME : 5 PM - a...