Institute for American Indian Research/IFAIR - at UNM

at 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 87106 United States

The Institute for Indigenous Research (IFAIR) brings together faculty members from across disciplines to center Native American Studies as theory and praxis in all areas of scholarship.

Institute for American Indian Research/IFAIR - at UNM
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque , NM 87106
United States
Contact Phone
P: (505) 277-1822


We facilitate research by providing active support for faculty and graduate research, highlighting Indigenous studies initiatives across campus, and providing a forum for interdisciplinary conversation between and among Native and non-Native faculty and students committed to such issues. We promote community-inspired, service-oriented scholarship that will link the university to Native American Nations and communities and generate discussion of Indigenous issues both within the university and in the surrounding area. We recruit and retain American Indian faculty members and graduate students and nurture American Indian intellectuals at every level. We generate intellectual and financial resources for Indigenous research at UNM and in the community. We support all initiatives of the Native American Studies Program (NAS) and coordinate new initiatives with NAS and other existing and future Native Programs, Institutes, etc.

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An hour away!!! Check out the livestream of poets Maurice Kenny (Mohawk) & Carter Revard (Osage) @ 3:30 mtn time on

Published on 2014-02-20 21:38:09 GMT

Lunch going on right now followed by a book signing session/meet the authors at the @UNM Ballrooms from 1:15-1-45. There is FREE Pizza so come and enjoy it with us. #ifair #ifairbookfest #indigbooks Check out the schedule at

Published on 2014-02-20 19:27:34 GMT

The American Indian Business Association is collecting donations at the UNM-Anderson School of Management, located at 1924 Las Lomas NE, for the Assayii Lake Fire. Take your donations to the 2nd floor of the Anderson School of Management and ask for Jaye Francis. All donations will be delivered on Saturday, June 21 and throughout the days following.

Published on 2014-06-18 00:16:58 GMT

Save the date! 20th Navajo Studies Conference May 28-30, 2015 Northern Arizona University--Flagstaff, Arizona Call for papers will be sent out soon!

Published on 2014-06-08 18:54:12 GMT

The 16th Annual American Indian Studies Association conference will begin tomorrow Thursday Feb 5 on the UNM main campus in Albuquerque in the Student Union Building. Please go to the IFAIR website ( for more information.

Published on 2015-02-04 20:56:14 GMT

The draft of the 16th Annual American Indian Studies Association conference agenda has been posted to the IFAIR website. Check it out! (

Published on 2015-01-12 19:00:22 GMT

Race Power and Representation across UNM Forum is happening today in the SUB.

Published on 2014-12-01 18:34:48 GMT

Call for Papers! 16th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference February 5-6, 2015 — Albuquerque, NM Please note change in location this year from Arizona State to the University of New Mexico “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 world 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 P. Martos, Coordinator American Indian Studies P.O. Box 874603 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287-4603 480-727-8691 Email:

Published on 2014-09-28 16:12:35 GMT

Adjunct faculty needed, particularly to teach our Federal Indian Law courses: The UC Native American Studies program in Albuquerque seeks qualified temporary part-time faculty for Fall 2014 semester. This is a temporary, semester-by-semester contract and is dependent upon budget and course enrollment. Minimum requirement: Master's degree Preferred: Ph.D. or J.D. degree. Experience in teaching interdisciplinary courses on Leadership and Building Native Nations; Federal Indian Law concentration; a student-centered philosophy on self-determination and Indigenous pedagogy; community-based and service learning; and computer-assisted learning. The candidate should demonstrate a record of teaching at the university level. Strong interpersonal skills. For best consideration, apply by 07/05/2014