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Center for Native American and Indigenous Research

Fall 2019 Keynote

Please join CNAIR, in collaboration with the Kaplan Institute, for our fall keynote, featuring a conversation about monuments of omission and the memory work of Indigenous cultures with Jean O’Brien (White Earth Ojibwe, University of Minnesota) and Thomas Stubblefield (UMass Dartmouth).  The keynote will take place Monday, Nov. 18, 4:30 PM, Harris Hall 108.

CNAIR Announces Faculty and Graduate Fellowships for 2020-2021

CNAIR Announces Faculty and Graduate Fellowships for 2020-2021

The Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR) calls for proposals for faculty and graduate student fellowship awards, to be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year.
30 Days of Indigenous

30 Days of Indigenous

Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in November. Join us for 30 Days of Indigenous!

Experience the Indigenous Tour of Northwestern

Experience the Indigenous Tour of Northwestern

Northwestern has a rich Indigenous history. Did you know that Carlos Montezuma, founder of the Society of American Indians and the first Native man to receive a medical degree, is a Northwestern alumnus (class of 1889)?  NU also produced the first Native dentist, James Johnson (Mohican), who was Northwestern’s first all-American quarterback.  Were you aware that NU’s new floor in the Welsh-Ryan Arena was sourced sustainably from the Menominee Reservation?  These are just a few of the stories in our new Indigenous Tour of Northwestern, available as a multimedia StoryMap here:  and as an audio GPS guided walking tour, with 14 stops, on the ECHOES app.

Science Salon & Humanities Hour

CNAIR Affiliate Doug Kiel (History Department) will be presenting "Municipality v. Nation: Indigenous Land Recovery, Settler Resentment, and Taxation on the Oneida Reservation" at Weinberg's Science Salon & Humanities Hour on December 4, 2019 from 12 noon – 1:00 pm at University Hall in the Hagstrum Room - 201. Please register for the event here.

For more information contact Nancy Hickey (


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NAHM: Campus Nature Walk

9:00 AM - 9:45 PM, Evanston

Join us once a week for a campus walk led by a Northwestern community member. These walks will aid in building our relationships with m...

Smudging Ceremony

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM, Evanston

Smudging is the practice of burning sage and/or other medicines for cleansing, purifying and healing purposes. Join us once a week for ...

NAHM: Craft Circle

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Bring your lunch and creative energy and join us for weekly craft circles. Each week, a member of the Northwestern community will lead ...

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