Exciting News

So excited to let you know that our dear friend and supporter Professor Leonie Pihama from New Zealand will be presenting Indigenous Methodologies & Building Capacity with Maori and Indigenous communities.

Don’t miss out at AIRA this October 10-13.

Registration and call for papers are both open. Click here for full details.


2018 Annual Meeting Now Open for Registration, Call for Papers.

Our 2018 meeting is scheduled for October 11-13, 2018: Indigenous peoples weekend!
The meeting is being held in Polson, Montana, at the KwaTakNuk Resort on beautiful Flathead Lake.

Now open for registration!

  • Our Keynote speaker is Linda Tuhiwai Smith, author of the highly influential book Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.
  • Also featuring Eduardo Duran
  • Workshop presenter on Thursday morning at 9:30AM is Dr. Shawn Wilson, author of Research is Ceremony.
  • Registration and call for papers coming in May.
  • Professional registration: $200.00
  • Members: $150.00
  • Students: $125.00

Mark your calendars. There is limited seating! Register now!

Call for papers and posters is now open.

Please send abstracts to: 22leaningtree@gmail.com

Abstracts should follow the format of the spiderweb conceptual model.

2018 Meeting Dates and Keynote Speaker

The American Indigenous Research Association announces its 2018 Meeting will be held over Indigenous Day weekend, October 11-13, 2018

Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Author of Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples has confirmed and she will be at the AIRA conference this year!!

Great news, everyone! Dr. Shawn Wilson, author of Research is Ceremony, will be one of our 2018 workshop presenters. Shawn has been one of our greatest supporters since the beginning!!

Join AIRA so you can have a member discount for next year’s conference.

Annual Membership Drive

Hi Everyone and thank you for your participation in the American Indigenous Research Association. Now that we are officially a non-profit organization, we are requesting that you make a commitment to renew your membership.

We have initiated a small yearly fee of $10.00 for your membership. Your dues in the association will fund our projects including scholarships for needy students and a special membership price to register for the 2018 conference.

Thank you so much for your support. Please email me with any concerns.
Lori Lambert, President and Conference Chair.

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