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.


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Why Ethnic Studies Matters: Compassion and Solidarity in Times of Strife

Nov. 15, 2016

This forum will discuss how to respectfully support the Indigenous activists and families in Standing Rock, and additionally will provide a space of empathy and support for those who feel afflicted by the 2016 election results, especially around issues of race, gender, and immigration status.

Secrets of the Andean Skies

Secrets of the Andean Skies

Nov. 10, 2016

Join CU Astronomy and Astrophysics professor and CNAIS Affiliate, Dr. John Stocke, for his upcoming talk on Indigenous cosmological knowledge.

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Udall Scholarship Info Session

Oct. 19, 2016

CU student Zhashki Anangikwe (Sasha) Strong will present opportunities available through the Udall Foundation for Native American undergrads, grads, and law students.