The Native American and Indigenous Studies Program (NAIS) will recognize outstanding research and creative work in projects focused on interdisciplinary projects within Native American and Indigenous studies. We encourage work from history, anthropology, law, literature, linguistics, education, ethnic studies, environmental studies, political science, philosophy, theater arts, journalism and communication, and other disciplines that seeks to understand Native American history, culture, politics, and contemporary lives. Two $200 awards and one $100 award for honorable mentions will be presented. Presentations may be delivered in any format – oral, poster, creative work, or data stories.
2022 AWARD RECIPIENTS
- Catelynn Henion "The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde' Relationship with and Reclamation of Tumwata"
- Jess Gladis "Value Pluralism & Environmental Justice in the Cascades: The Nisqually River Watershed"
2021 AWARD RECIPIENTS
- Lofanitani Aisea "lwelek honk sa (Let's Kill It): Revitalizing Indigenous language & Exploding Settler Cows"
- Adriann Bechtle and Rheata Kumala "Museum of Stolen Land: Problematizing American Colonialism Through Architectural Design"
Two (2) $200 Awards
One (1) $100 Honorable Mention Awards
IRES, NAIS, and Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success