Kristen Carpenter

CNAIS & CU Law Faculty Kristen Carpenter Appointed to UN Position

March 28, 2017

On March 24, 2017, at the conclusion of its 34th Session in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Kristen A. Carpenter as the North American member of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples . Carpenter serves as Council Tree Professor of Law and associate dean...

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CNAIS Law Professors present at Indigenous Storytelling & Law Symposium

March 15, 2017

American Indian Law Professors to Present at Indigenous Storytelling and Law Symposium On March 17-18, Dean S. James Anaya and University of Colorado Law School professors will participate in an interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies exploring ways in which indigenous narratives are spoken,...

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CNAIS faculty Clint Carroll wins NSF Grant!

March 1, 2017

Cherokee elder Crosslin Smith discusses tribal land conservation with Clint Carroll. Photo by Myra Robertson. At the top of the page is an image of wild senna/gvhnage (Senna marilandica), one of the culturally significant plants Carroll is focused on. Photo by Clint Carroll. CNAIS & Ethnic Studies Faculty, Clint Carroll...

Sarah Krakoff

CNAIS Faculty Offers Rafting and Law Course

March 1, 2017

CNAIS faculty and Raphael J. Moses Professor of Law Sarah Krakoff will be teaching a seminar focusing on the law and policy affecting the Colorado River. Krakoff's legal specialty concentrates on American Indian law, natural resources and public land law, and environmental justice. The course she offers will be meeting...

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CU's Arapaho Language Project featuring CNAIS faculty Andy Cowell

Jan. 11, 2017

CNAIS Faculty Executive Board member Andrew Cowell and doctoral student Irina Wagner are part of an effort to save the language with the Arapaho Language Project . They fear Arapaho will fade away after the fluent elderly speakers are gone. “The Arapaho language is highly endangered,” said Cowell, chair of...

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CNAIS & CU Law faculty Dr. Wilkinson instrumental in Bear Ears Monument process

Jan. 6, 2017

CU Law & CNAIS Core Faculty Charles Wilkinson On Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, President Barack Obama announced the designation of Bears Ears National Monument, a measure conceived in part by Professor Charles Wilkinson . The president’s designation will protect approximately 1.35 million acres of federal land surrounding the Bears Ears...

Gerardo Gutierrez

CNAIS Faculty Gerardo Gutierrez Wins Prestigious Fellowship

Dec. 2, 2016

Dr. Gerardo Gutierrez awarded ACLS fellowship CNAIS Core Faculty, Gerardo Gutierrez is a professor of Anthropology and one of six CU faculty to win American Council of Learned Societes (ACLS). His project studies documents created in 17th and 18th century colonial Mexico by the Nahua community of Chiepetlan, Guerrero, Mexico...

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CU A&S students thank Scholarship Donors

Nov. 30, 2016

Zhashki Strong (left) poses with political science chair David Brown and Geneiveve Schneider at the scholarship celebration in October. Strong and Schneider are students who have received the Van Ek Political Science Scholarship. In late October, Arts and Sciences hosted a special dinner to celebrate scholarship winners and thank the...

Stephen Graham Jones

CNAIS faculty Stephen Graham Jones on Transcending Stereotypes

Nov. 15, 2016

Stephen Graham Jones at CU. Photo credit: Anthony Camera University of New Mexico Press will publish The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion in December. Jones, who is also CNAIS Core Faculty and an English professor at CU was interviewed this month by Jenny Shank in High Country...

Carla Fredericks with American Indian law students

American Indian Law Students Create Video Voting Guide

Nov. 7, 2016

Julia LaManna, Johanna Kron, Carla Fredericks, and Derik Goatson at CU Law Although Colorado adopted a mail-in ballot voting process partly to make voting easier for state residents, it unfortunately had a negative impact on members of the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation in southern Colorado. The only community polling place...