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.

 

Indigenous Peoples Day Boulder 2021

Centering Indigenous Perspectives on Environmental Stewardship - Online Panel

Oct. 8, 2021

Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day Events 2021

Oct. 8, 2021

Students at Native Welcome 2021

Welcome Back!! Join us for our Annual Native Welcome Event at CNAIS!

Sept. 2, 2021

Wansolwara

Weaving Trans-Indigenous Solidarities in the Pacific: The Case of West Papua

Nov. 5, 2020

This talk focuses on artistic and literary activist work emerging from and constituting Indigenous protest movements in the Pacific. Activism constructs and depends on narratives—on stories. Specifically, I present the case of West Papua, using the poems from a special issue of Hawai‘i Review, Wansolwara: Voices for West Papua, to...

Wansolwara

Weaving Trans-Indigenous Solidarities in the Pacific: The Case of West Papua

Nov. 5, 2020

This talk focuses on artistic and literary activist work emerging from and constituting Indigenous protest movements in the Pacific. Activism constructs and depends on narratives—on stories. Specifically, I present the case of West Papua, using the poems from a special issue of Hawai‘i Review, Wansolwara: Voices for West Papua, to...

Ivanna Yi

Changing Woman and the Collective Voice in Navajo and Korean Literature: Oral Tradition and the Poetry of Luci Tapahonso and Kim Hyesun

Oct. 9, 2020

By Ivanna Sang Een Yi This talk compares the use of the collective voice by leading Diné/Navajo and Korean poets Luci Tapahonso and Kim Hyesun. Countering a narrative of the diminishment of oral traditions, the talk foregrounds the significance and flourishing of the oral tradition in (post)colonial contexts. About the...

Aleksei Tsykarev

Karelian and other Indigenous Languages of Russia: endangerment and revitalization efforts

Oct. 7, 2020

All indigenous languages in Russia are endangered to differing extents, and in most cases their transmission from generation to another is damaged or interrupted. Indigenous language communities are interested in urgent revitalisation projects and long-term planning, while the authorities are seeking to promote «good practices» and «centuries-long experience» in safeguarding...

entrevista

Coca, Cocaine, and the New Left in Bolivia: Ethnographic Fieldwork on the ‘Drug War’ and Sindicato Democracy.

Sept. 28, 2020

Bolivia’s agrarian sindicato , or labor union, system of communal governance represents a hybrid form of democracy which draws from several political traditions -- including European syndicalist theory, Bolivia's 1953 Agrarian Reform, and Andean cultural traditions -- and has contributed to the rise in indigenous participation and representation in national...

Mauna Kea

Animating Tradition, Embodying Jurisdiction: The Stakes of the Mauna Kea Dispute

Feb. 10, 2020

This talk will explore the stakes of the unfolding dispute on Mauna Kea concerning the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project. The dispute has been the subject of legal and administrative proceedings and two major direction action protests, one in 2015 and another that began last July and is ongoing. Johnson...

2018 Native Grads with blankets

2020 CU Native Graduation

Feb. 1, 2020

We deeply regret that this event has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please see our 2020 Native Graduates page that honors and congratulates our students' accomplishments!

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