About

The History of the Network

The idea to the Indigenous Studies network sprang from a speaker series “Indigenous East Asia” in Fall 2021, organized by the East Asian Studies Center. The program quickly snowballed into having a global perspective through the involvement of the seven National Resource Centers in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.The Indigenous Studies network aims at bringing together scholars, activists, and policy makers to address questions of indigeneity from various disciplinary and regional perspectives and larger issues of identity formation, social agency, cultural resilience, and ethnicity in global and national policies.

Land Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge and honor the Indigenous communities native to this region and recognize that Indiana University Bloomington is built on Indigenous homelands and resources. We recognize the myaamiaki, Lënape, Bodwéwadmik, and saawanwa people as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. For more information, please visit the IU First Nations Educational & Cultural Center.