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With enthusiasm and excitement about the work ahead, we invite you to become a member of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association.

ILSA will be holding its 5th Annual Gathering in Vancouver, British Columbia as part of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences Congress. The ILSA Gathering will be scheduled for June 3-5, 2019.   Since our Inaugural Gathering on Six Nations in 2015, our 2nd Annual Gathering at Congress 2016 in Calgary, and our 3rd Annual Gathering at Stò:lō Nation in Chilliwack, B.C., we have been working vigourously throughout the year to envision strategies for pursuing the goals articulated in our governing code.  We hope you will add your voice to this process of building and envisioning.

Membership benefits include voting privileges for ILSA's council, a preferred price for registration for ILSA's annual gathering, and email updates. Please note that registration for Congress is a separate payment using the Federation website. 

Membership Rates are $40 (faculty) or $20 (students, community members, or underwaged) for one year.

To become a member, please take a moment to fill out the following form, before using one of the payment options below.

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Payment by E-Transfer

If you are using e-transfer, please send your e-transfer to using the verification question: “What year was the collection Looking at the Words of Our People published?” (Answer – “1993”).

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Payment by Cheque or Money Order

If you are sending a cheque or money order, please mail it to the following address:

Aubrey Hanson, ILSA Treasurer
EDT 13th Floor, Werklund School of Education
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary AB    T2N 1N4

Thank you. We look forward to working with new members in the months and years ahead.  As our membership grows, and with your participation as a member, we envision greater opportunities to further advocacy, scholarship, and mentoring. 2018 will be our inaugural year for the Indigenous Voices Awards and we are excited to become a platform for emerging authors involved in Indigenous Literary Arts in all its forms. 

The ILSA Council