Welcome

 

The mission of the American Indian Studies Department is to educate, inspire, and prepare students for engaged careers and/or graduate school and to be an educational hub and site for community participation and learning focused on the Indigenous peoples of the northern Americas.

 


 

Joanne Barker, Professor and Chair

 


News and Announcements


 

Summer 2021 Class Schedule

Open Courses

 

For more information, contact the instructor at their email below.

 

Session

Course Title

Course Description

Attributes

Instructor

R2

AIS 100: Introduction to AIS

Introduction to American Indian Studies: the histories, cultures, identities, and contemporary issues of the indigenous American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian groups.

Overlay: AERM; Social Justice

Joanne Barker

jmbarker@sfsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

R1

AIS 150: American Indians in U.S. History

The major indigenous cultures residing in the present U.S. Exploration of regional groups, structures, worldviews, and major events that took place between the first Americans and new Americans from contact to 1930.

Overlay: AERM; GE D2 Social Sciences U.S. History; Social Justice; AI: U.S. History

Robert Collins

rkc@sfsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

R3

AIS 150: American Indians in U.S. History

The major indigenous cultures residing in the present U.S. Exploration of regional groups, structures, worldviews, and major events that took place between the first Americans and new Americans from contact to 1930.

Overlay: AERM; GE D2 Social Sciences U.S. History; Social Justice; AI: U.S. History

Amy Hontalas

amycass@sfsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

R2

AIS 460: Power and Politics in American Indian History

Modern political and social issues arising from U.S. American Indian relations: land, water, civil, and tribal rights with underlying historical and attitudinal differences behind these problems.

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

AERM; UD-D: Ethical Reasoning and Action; Social Justice; AI: United States History

Joanne Barker

jmbarker@sfsu.edu

 


Congratulations to the

American Indian Studies Graduates of 2021

 

Angelique Chantelle Archuleta, B.A. in American Indian Studies

 

Emilio Fentanes, B.A. in American Indian Studies

 

Cheyenne Lacosta Garcia, B.A. in American Indian Studies

 

Araceli Garcia-Ponthier, B.A. in American Indian Studies

 

Pilar Moreno, B.A. in American Indian Studies

Cum Laude Honors

American Indian Studies Department Graduate Hood

 

Christin Ashley Ornells, B.A. in American Indian Studies

 

Tania Rose Salabye, B.A. in American Indian Studies

 

Shawnee Marie Sample, B.A. in American Indian Studies

Summa Cum Laude Honors

 

Sophia Blackdeer-Young, American Indian Studies Minor

 

Gwen Louise Howell, American Indian Studies Minor

 

Kristi Lozinto, American Indian Studies Minor

 


Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Johnet Scholarship for Native Americans Recipients

 

Cathleen Manuel, M.A. in Ethnic Studies Student

Coastal Pomo and Southern Marin Miwok/Pit River, Modoc, and Yuki

 

Kristi Lozinto, Dietetics: Diet & Nutr Sci-BS

Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians tribal member

 

Joseph Orozco, B.A. BECA

Hupa


 

NOVEMBER 2021 PUBLICATION: Joanne Barker, Red Scare: The State's Indigenous Terrorist (American Studies Now Series. Lisa Duggan and Curtis Marez, eds. University of California Press). Book page here.


 

NEW CD: Paul Steward and his father, as the band Twice as Good, have released a CD with original music, Double Down. You can listen here.


CONGRATULATIONS: John-Carlos Perea's book chapter, "Native 'Noise' and the Politcs of Powwow Musicking in a University Soundscape," is part of an edited collection, Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America, that has won the 2020 Ellen Koskoff Prize for Edited Collections from the Society for Ethnomusicology.


 

 

NEW PUBLICATION: John-Carlos Perea, “Music in Native America: The Intertribal Powwow.” In Global Music Cultures, eds. Bonnie C. Wade and Patricia Sheehan Campbell. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

Invited Research Presentation: John-Carlos Perea, “Encounters with Ethnomusicologists: Teaching Music/Teaching Culture.”

World Music Pedagogy Professional Development Webinar Series. October 17, 2020.

 

Invited Conference Roundtable Presentation: John-Carlos Perea, “Navig​ating a Path toward Tenure: Focus on Underrepresented Minorities.”

Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Sponsored by the SEM Diversity Action Committee and the SEM Board.

 


RADIO: Check out Prof. Eddie Madril as one of the local hosts of the Bay Native Circle on KPFA.

 


 

NEW PODCAST: Roger Kuhn, Unsettling Eros & Decolonizing Sexuality (2020)

with the Queer Spirit Community.

 


 

NEW PUBLICATION: Joanne Barker, guest editor, Indigeneity, Feminism, Activism, special issue of American Indian Culture and Research Journal 43(3).