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Dean Anaya meets with UN General Assembly President

Oct. 11, 2016

PICTURED (L-R): Dean Anaya; President of General Assembly Peter Thomson of Fiji; Ambassador Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee of Ghana; Ambassador Kai Sauer of Finland. Photo credit: CU Law CU Law School Dean James Anaya was recently in the news for his meeting with U.N. General Assembly President, Peter Thomson. Prior...

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ELOKA: Sharing a Way of Life

Oct. 11, 2016

Members of ELOKA (Exchange for Local Observations & Knowledge of the Arctic) recently helped to launch a website to preserve maps and other indigenous knowledge from the Bering Sea Elders group in Alaska. The group recently published a book The Northern Bering Sea: Our Way of Life in hardcopy, but...

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CNAIS Faculty Greg Johnson - Indigenous Spiritual Beliefs and Protests

Sept. 30, 2016

CNAIS Core Faculty and CU Religious Studies Professor Greg Johnson was interviewed for a recent ThinkPress article on the intersections between environmental protests and indigenous spiritual beliefs : Religion has long been a part of Native American protest movements, as has its connection to the environmentalist struggle. But religious scholars...

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CNAIS Faculty Kristen Carpenter: Families, Tribes and the Child Welfare Act

Aug. 6, 2016

CNAIS Core faculty and CU Law faculty, Kristen Carpenter published the following article: Indian Status Is Not Racial: Understanding ICWA as a Matter of Law and Practice in CATO-Unbound in August, 2016 ICWA was passed by Congress in 1978 to address a national crisis. Surveys by the Association for American...

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Boulder Declares Indigenous Peoples' Day

Aug. 3, 2016

Recognizing that Boulder "has benefited directly from Indian removal policies that violated human rights," the City Council voted unanimously, and joyfully, late Tuesday night to make Boulder the country's 14th community to declare an annual Indigenous Peoples' Day. A complete schedule of events is available here.

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Denver Art Museum Interviews Melanie Yazzie

June 28, 2016

CNAIS Executive Board member, Melanie Yazzie was interviewed this spring related to a piece she is showing at the Denver Art Museum through July in an exhibition called "Strong Statements" . Her piece See the full interview below:

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Anaya Named CU Law Dean

June 22, 2016

Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of James (Jim) Anaya, a Regents’ Professor and James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy at the University of Arizona, as dean of the law school. Anaya will begin his duties on Aug. 8, 2016. Anaya’s teaching and writing...

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Sasha Strong Wins Udall Scholarship

June 22, 2016

CU-Boulder students Bridger Ruyle and Zhashki (Sasha) Strong have been selected as 2016 Udall Scholars, becoming the ninth and tenth CU-Boulder students to be honored with the scholarship since its inception in 1996. Ruyle and Strong were among 60 students from 49 colleges and universities across the nation honored by...

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CU Launches CNAIS!

Jan. 6, 2016

CNAIS Faculty & VC of Diversity, Bob Boswell at Native Graduation What's the history of CNAIS? CU had long boasted some premier faculty in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies. There had been a long-running faculty research series that featured guests and CU faculty that are experts in...