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Welcome to the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois. Our program exists to produce scholarship and other creative work on American Indian people, history, culture, and pressing issues facing Indian Country today. We offer general education and specialized courses on the field of AIS, Native media and sound, language revitalization, American Indian literature, and Indigenous Mexico, among others. I encourage you to enroll in our courses, attend our events, and become more familiar with American Indian Studies at Illinois!

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert

Professor and Director of American Indian Studies
Professor of History