REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR AISA CONFERENCE
14TH Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 7 - 8, 2013 — Tempe, AZ
Strengthening and Sustaining Native Nations: Innovative Practices in Indian Country
The past, present, and future experiences of American Indian nations, communities and organizations are grounded in the concepts of sovereignty, self-determination, self-sufficiency and the rights of Indigenous peoples. Indigenous sustainability continues to be a challenge as American Indian and Native American study programs partner with others to use disparate worldviews and intellectualism to strengthen Native nations by seeking solutions to 21st century issues.
The theme of the conference is to examine the innovative approaches that tribal governments, communities, and various organizations and institutions have undertaken to best meet the needs of growing Indigenous populations. What are the issues and what types of programs and approaches are being implemented to protect and sustain tribal land and culture and the well being of native people?
The organizers of the AISA Conference welcome proposals for paper presentations, panel presentations, round table discussions, and workshops on the following topics:
Innovations in health, education, welfare, art, literature, technology, social and economic justice, economic development, criminal justice, implementing the Indian Law and Order Act, environmental justice, cultural sustainability, family issues including women, children, men and elders and domestic violence prevention.
Consideration will be given to other topics that relate to American Indian issues.
Please send paper and panel submissions to:
Elizabeth P. Martos, Coordinator
American Indian Studies
P.O. Box 874603
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-4603
Please send paper and panel submissions in digital format. Please give a paragraph describing the panel theme, and a list of panel participants, their address and email information, and a 200 word paper abstract. Please submit paper and panel proposals by December 12, 2012.