Who We Are

The Native American Literature Symposium is organized by an independent group of Indigenous scholars committed to making a place where Native voices can be heard.

Since 2001, we have brought together some of the most influential voices in Native America to share our stories—in art, prose, poetry, film, religion, history, politics, music, philosophy, and science—from our worldview.

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NALS is proud to collaborate with the Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. ASAIL is a professional academic organization created to promote the study, criticism, and research of American Indian written and oral literary traditions. ASAIL’s current membership includes leading scholars, writers, and activists committed to the interdisciplinary study of American Indian and indigenous languages, cultures, and aesthetic traditions.