Mission of the Global Indigenous Studies Network

We have formed the Global Indigenous Studies Network to create a more visible platform for scholars, educators, practitioners, students, Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists, and other stakeholders at IU, nationally, and globally to achieve the following:

  • Increase awareness of Indigenous issues in a global context
  • Make it easier to locate Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars in the field
  • Increase participation of Indigenous institutions, organizations, and voices in scholarly endeavors
  • Create venues for diverse discussions on theories, approaches, methodologies, and praxis for the study of Indigenous languages, cultures, identities, and histories globally
  • Create opportunities for the greater public, including K-12 students, teachers, and practitioners, to engage with and learn from Indigenous languages and cultures from all over the world
  • Facilitate opportunities for scholars to communicate with policy makers, NGOs, Indigenous thought leaders, and media on issues of Indigeneity

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.