American Indian Studies Anniversary Event

When: November 02, 2017 8:00am to November 03, 2017 5:00pm

The Department of American Indian Studies is celebrating the 35th anniversary of our master's degree program and the 20th anniversary of our doctorate program. In brief, we are hosting an event for our alumni through which we will celebrate their work in Indian Country and invite their perspectives as we contemplate the next 35 years for American Indian Studies.

The event will include panels with alumni from several of our concentration areas, including education, literature, law and policy and natural resource management. As the University of Arizona was the first university in the world to offer graduate degrees in American Indian Studies, these milestones are important not only within our department, but also an occasion to celebrate the UA's leadership in establishing graduate studies in our discipline.

Here is the preliminary schedule for the two-day event:

Thursday, Nov. 2
  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Registration
  • 9-9:30 a.m.: Welcome and blessing
  • 9:30-9:45 a.m.: Brief History of AIS at the University of Arizona
  • 9:45-10:00 a.m.: Morning Break
  • 10-11:30 a.m.: Panel I – American Indian Education
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch
  • 1-2:30 p.m.: Panel II – Law, Sovereignty, & Nationhood
  • 2:30-2:45 p.m.: Afternoon break
  • 2:45-4:15 p.m.: Panel III – Climate Change & Natural Resources

Friday, Nov. 3

  • 8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Registration
  • 8 a.m.-9 a.m.: Welcome and blessing
  • 9:00-10:30 a.m. Panel IV – Storytelling: Literature, Language, & Film
  • 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Panel V – AIS Past, Present, & Future
  • 12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m. Panel VI – AIS Faculty Roundtable on the Future of AIS

Audience: All
Audience size: Large (101-500)


Campus: Main Campus


Contact info & links


Amy Fatzinger American Indian Studies

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Amy Fatzinger