NAISA Conference May 17–19, 2018
InterContinental Hotel | 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017

Supported Events

NAISA Indigenous Education Preconference

Wednesday May 16th, 2018
8 am to 6 pm
UCLA Campus

The Preconference theme is Community-Engaged Research in Indigenous Education—Setting a 21st Century Agenda. Session panels and roundtables will explore Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, Indigenous Community-Based Language Revitalization, Indigenous Higher Education Research, Tribal-University Partnerships, Teacher Education and Teacher Partnerships, Indian Boarding Schools Before and After, and Indigenous Thought and Education Research, among other topics. Read more →

Critical Latinx Indigeneities NAISA Pre-Conference

Wednesday May 16th, 2018
UCLA Campus

Situating "Latina/o" within the hemispheric and historical circumstances of multiple imperial formations and colonial entanglements, the Critical Latinx Indigeneities precoference focuses on the experience of indigenous migrants from Latin America to the United States. Participants analyze how Zapotec, Mayan, Mixtec, Quechua, and other indigenous migrants—and second generation, US-born youth—conceive of belonging based on their own epistemologies as well as the political economies, social dynamics, and cultures of the places to which they migrate. Read more →

Indigenous Collections at the Fowler Museum at UCLA

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
10 AM–12 PM
Fowler Museum at UCLA

308 Charles E Young Drive, North
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In partnership with the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) and UCLA American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program, the Fowler Museum at UCLA is offering a special presentation and tour. Read more →

NAISA Preconference Tour of the Resources Center of the Autry

Wednesday May 16th, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Resources Center of the Autry
210 S Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502

NAISA conference attendees are invited to a behind the scenes tour of the Resources Center of the Autry, the future home of a 100,000-square-foot collections care, research, and education facility. This state-of-the-art facility will have the technology and equipment essential to properly care for, protect, and preserve the Autry’s important cultural assets, including more than 500,000 artifacts and library materials—among them those from the Southwest Museum of the American Indian and Braun Research Library Collections. Read more →


Friday, May 18, 2018
7:00 to 10:00 PM Opening
May 17–June 3, 2018
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thursday and Friday & 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday & 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday
118 Winston Street, 2nd Fl, Los Angeles, CA

THESE DAYS is a gallery, store, and publisher located in downtown Los Angeles. They will be featuring the exhibit, The People's Home, Wintson Street 1974. Read more →

To Native Beauty: Indigenous Music, Dance and Spoken Word Poetry

Saturday, May 19, 2018
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
900 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90017

This important event will benefit the United American Indian Involvement, Inc (UAII); the largest provider of human and health services to American Indians/ Alaskan Natives liviing in Los Angeles. Join us for an event highlighting the best of Dance, Music, and Spoken Word Poetry from Natives who now call the urban centers home. A silent auction will be on display for high end items for your consideration. This event will also feature the history of service from UAII along with the many collaborations that have helped us continue to fullfill our desire to uplift our community. Read more →

Sunday at the Autry Museum of the American West

Sunday, May 20, 2018

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Autry Museum of the American West

Present your NAISA conference badge for complimentary admission to the Autry Museum during regular museum hours, featuring the following special programming. Read more →