CANCELLED Indigenous Studies Symposium

Our original goal for the graduate student-organized Indigenous Studies symposium was a student conference for undergraduate and graduate students working in or alongside Indigenous Studies. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the Indigenous Studies Symposium this year. We will continue with an in-person symposium with many opportunities for community building

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We are excited to announce that, starting this winter quarter, the Department of American Indian Studies is offering a new Graduate Certificate in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The program requirements include: two required core classes, an elective, and a capstone project (see attached). To learn more or enroll in the Certificate, please join us for

UW Graduate School to get first Indigenous studies program

By Lilli Trompke Contributing writer Dec 3, 2019 Updated Dec 5, 2019 Graduate student Laura De Vos had been trying to put together courses for her dissertation focused on Indigenous studies, but experienced difficulties organizing a schedule and receiving guidance from faculty. In 2018, when the Simpson Center sent out the call for graduate programs to apply

Public Statement in Support of Dr. Holly Barker’s Scholarship

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The Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS), the Department Of American Indian Studies and the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Native Art at the University of Washington condemn the demeaning attacks in the media and the harassment directed at Dr. Holly Barker in response to her recent publication, “Unsettling SpongeBob

CAIIS receives $1.8M grant

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wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House – is one of the campus partners in the UW Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Programs to support current and future Native American students, along with both undergraduate and graduate research in the Indigenous humanities, will benefit from a $1.8 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The nearly

Travel & Research Grant Open!


The Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies (CAIIS) aims to promote knowledge production and sharing in American Indian and Indigenous Studies across the three UW campuses, as well as with surrounding Native and Indigenous communities. CAIIS awards small grants (up to $2,000) to help offset costs associated with conference, research, networking, and community outreach