From the Desk of Rosalyn LaPier: “Of course, there is a tipi on the cover!”

Rosalyn LaPier is an associate professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Montana and a research associate at the National Museum of Natural History.  Her book Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet (Nebraska, 2017) … Continue reading From the Desk of Rosalyn LaPier: “Of course, there is a tipi on the cover!”

From the Desk of Laurel Zwissler: The Relationship between Religion and Politics

Laurel Zwissler is an assistant professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department at Central Michigan University. Her new book Religious, Feminist, Activist: Cosmologies of Interconnection (Nebraska, 2018) investigates the political and religious identities of women who understand their social-justice activism as religiously motivated.  … Continue reading From the Desk of Laurel Zwissler: The Relationship between Religion and Politics

NAISA preview

This week the American Indian Studies Center at University of California, Los Angeles and its Southern California co-hosts will welcome NAISA, the largest scholarly organization devoted to Indigenous issues and research. UNP will have new and notable titles on display at booth 212. Below is a sample of what you’ll find.    Indigenous Cities: Urban Indian Fiction and the Histories of Relocation by Laura M. Furlan is a critical study of contemporary American Indian narratives set in urban spaces that reveals how these texts respond to diaspora, dislocation, citizenship, and reclamation. Carlisle Indian Industrial School: Indigenous Histories, Memories, and Reclamations edited by Jacqueline … Continue reading NAISA preview