American Indian Studies


AISA Conference

16th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference

February 5-6, 2015 -- Albuquerque, NM

Please note change in location this year from Arizona State University to the University of New Mexico!

Conference Theme:  "Sustainability of Traditional Language, Culture and Knowledge"

"Sustainability of Traditional Language, Culture and Knowledge," emerges as the theme of the 16th Annual American Indian Studies Association's conference. In our current times, the question of sustainability and continuance of traditional knowledge remains relevant. Traditional knowledge is a broadly constructed concept. Tradition is not static, rather it can be conceived as a snapshot of time or as a continuum. Particular ideologies, beliefs and core elements can be deeply rooted within people and societies. Native people face change and challenges at an amazing rate. What does sustainability mean within a word with rapid change?


This year's conference looks to explore and initiate discussions about the sustainability of traditional knowledge. This includes, however is not exclusive to: language, culture, art, history, environment, governance, health, storytelling, education and all other topics which would include sustainability of traditional knowledge.


The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions and workshops.


Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues. Paper/Session/Panel Proposals:


  • Please send paper and panel submissions in a digital format.
  • When submitting a paper, session or panel, please provide the name of the presenter, session organizer and/or all persons involved, including their role/s. Also, provide their address, phone number and email information.
  • Submit the presentation title/s and a 200 word paper abstract, describing the paper, session or panel.
  • Please submit paper and panel proposals by December 1, 2014. Abstracts after this date will only be considered if space is available on the program.

Thank you!


Please send paper and panel submissions to:

Elizabeth Martos, Coordinator
American Indian Studies
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 874603
Tempe, AZ 85287-4603