New Indigenous literary studies association now inviting members!
ILSA, the Indigenous Literary Studies Association, is a new organization committed to the study of Indigenous literary arts above the Medicine Line, in that land now known as Canada. Our commitments are the following: "To honour the history and promote the ongoing production of Indigenous literatures in all forms; to advance the ethical and vigorous study and teaching of those literatures; to reaffirm the value of Indigenous knowledges and methodologies within literary expression and study; to foster respectful relationships within and between academic and non-academic communities; to facilitate mentorship and professional development; and to advocate for responsible institutional transformation." We don't yet have a formal website, but we do have a Facebook page and are now inviting members to sign on and help us move toward our first major symposium! Check out the governing code, statement of purpose and values, and membership information here.