CAIIS Launches the First UW Canoe Family

The 2021-2022 School year got off to a rocky start, but the Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies Native Knowledge-in Residence Coordinator Philip H. Red Eagle (Steilacoom/Dakota) were not deterred, and neither were the students. They were going to create a UW Canoe Family. Bi-weekly meetings began on Zoom in the fall, finally moving

Summer Institute in Indigenous Humanities


The Summer Institute in Indigenous Humanities (SIIH) provides training and support to undergraduate students and community partners undertaking humanities research in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Beginning August 1 and offered three consecutive weeks over the summer at the University of Washington, this program introduces students to Indigenous research methodologies through workshops on archives, ethnographic

Pedagogy Summit 2022

CAIIS is excited to welcome you to our Second Annual Pedagogy Summit on April 8th, 9-4pm via Zoom! This year’s theme, “Indigenizing Curriculum,” explores creating space through Indigenous curriculum in community colleges through the transfer process to a four year institution. We would love to see you for some or all of the day. Below

Indigenous Studies Symposium

Indigenous Studies Symposium Friday, May 27 The Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS) is hosting the second annual Indigenous Studies Symposium on Friday, May 27th, from 10am – 4pm (in person). This graduate student-organized symposium is a conference for students working in or alongside Indigenous Studies across the three UW campuses. We invite

Qacagʷac Awards!

CAIIS is happy to announce the latest round of Qacagʷac Awards! The following applicants projects will be funded: Alika Bourgette’s (Kanaka Maoli) work in Native Hawaiian language learning. Kimberly Yazzie’s (Dine’) work in leading a climate survey with local Indigenous communities. Justin McCarthy’s (Yup’ik) photography project of Indigenous material objects. P Joshua Griffin’s short film

Online Teaching Symposium-Summer 2020


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic requiring classes to be taught online, CAIIS is offering support for those seeking ideas for better engaging with their students in the virtual classroom.