Supporting Indigenous researchers through fellowship, science

May 23, 2024

Supporting Indigenous researchers through fellowship, science Tribal Climate Leaders Program supports students in bringing science home Article from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Wednesday, May 22, 2024​ Shelby Ross is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and for years she searched for a way to...

Introducing "Who Walks Among Us?”- Bridging Indigenous Learning with Early Childhood Education

May 15, 2024

Boulder, CO - May 1, 2024 - Senior product design students Jessie Moyar and Sarah Fitzpatrick from CU Boulder's Environmental Products of Design major unveil their innovative learning aids designed for Mapleton Montessori school's playground. Developed with guidance from Right Relationship Boulder, a non-profit organization dedicated to integrating Indigenous knowledge...

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Completing the First Year of the Native & Indigenous STEM Routes Pilot Program

May 15, 2024

In collaboration with CU Boulder's STEM Routes Mentorship Program , CNAIS is completing the first year of a pilot mentorship program for Native American graduate students in STEM fields . This program seeks to increase Native opportunity and presence in all STEM areas. After inspecting some of the barriers inherent...

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Ravis Henry Visits CNAIS, Speaks at Fiske

May 15, 2024

Ravis Henry, Diné, Towering House Clan and born for the Coyote Pass-Jemez Clan , visited our campus early this semester on January 25 and 26 from Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, AZ. We were thrilled to host him at CNAIS and contribute to "The Navajo Night Sky" event for which...


Meet our four new Core Faculty Members

May 7, 2024

CNAIS has welcomed four new Core Faculty Members this Spring! We would like to give a warm welcome to our four new Core faculty members: Leila Gomez, Professor of Women & Gender Studies Dr. Leila Gómez in an Associate Professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at CU...

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Native Graduation 2024!

May 7, 2024

Native Graduation will be held on this Friday, May 10 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at the Koenig Alumni Center. The luncheon, catered by Tocabe , will begin at 2:00 PM and the ceremony will begin at 2:30 PM . We are excited to host eighteen Native graduates and honor...


CNAIS Hosts BVSD Native Student Ceremony

May 6, 2024

CNAIS hosted the BVSD Native student ceremony for the third year with the American Indian Parent Committee of BVSD . On May 1, CNAIS served as campus host for BVSD’s Native student graduation ceremony. Ten Native students graduated this year, and the students and their parents were able to use...


CU hires a Native student support position in Student Services

May 6, 2024

Junior Reina Toc has been hired in Student Affairs at the Center for Inclusion and Social Change to specifically support Native American students. Junior (he/him/él) comes to us from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he served as program director at the office of international affairs at Lehigh University. Junior is a first-generation...

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Welcoming CU’s new Associate Vice Chancellor for Native American Affairs

May 6, 2024

Benny Shendo Jr., Photo Credit: Denver Post Benny Shendo, Jr has joined CU as its first-ever Associate Vice Chancellor for Native American Affairs. Benny is a member of the Jemez Pueblo Tribe. He was elected Chairman of the Board of First Nations Development Institute in June 2016 after serving many...

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CNAIS Sponsors New Research

May 6, 2024

CNAIS Sponsors New Research CNAIS received a significant budget increase from the Graduate School last Fall. The additional resources allowed us to issue a call for proposals for new research projects that we can support. We were able to support a number of interesting projects with grants of up to...