The purpose of the organization shall be to promote study, criticism, and research on the oral traditions and written literatures of Native Americans; to promote the teaching of such traditions and literatures; and to support and encourage contemporary Native American writers and the continuity of Native oral traditions.”

–ASAIL By-laws, 4 January 1991

2016-2017 Officers

President: Becca Gercken, University of Minnesota-Morris
Vice-President: Carol Edelman Warrior, Cornell University
Secretary: Barbara Robins, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Treasurer: Jeff Berglund, Northern Arizona University
Historian: Robert Nelson, University of Richmond
SAIL Editor: Michelle Raheja, University of California-Riverside & Siobhan Senier, University of New Hampshire


MLA Programs Arranged by the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures 1980 – 2009

Find information about ASAIL sponsored panels at the annual MLA convention

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