Winds of Change Magazine

Winds of Change is the premier nationally distributed magazine published with a single-minded focus on career and educational advancement for American Indians/Alaska Natives/Native Hawai'ians/First Nations, with an emphasis on STEM. Published five times a year by AISES, four print issues and one digital-only issue, Winds of Change print issues are now also available as digital editions. The digital editions offer readers the option of accessing each issue of the magazine online at any time throughout the year. Each year, Winds of Change releases an annual Special College Issue that features the Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans. The Special College Issue has come to be viewed as a crucial resource for students, counselors, and college recruiters alike. In 2016, Winds of Change introduced a new monthly newsletter, PathwaysWinds of Change Pathways provides timely information for continued growth and success in STEM education and careers for Native Americans. Every issue includes in-depth coverage of a career development topic for members, from pre-college to mature professional. Pathways also provides current information from the AISES family on timely topics and upcoming events.

To submit a story or story idea to Winds of Change, please contact our editor Karen English at (617) 872-3395.

To advertise, contact Candace McDonough or call (617) 969-2137.

For advertising materials, contact Emerald Craig or call (505) 765-1052, ext.114.

Winds of Change Magazine

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Current Issue

The Winds of Change fall issue, available now in print and online at, is always special because it coincides with the main event in the AISES calendar – the National Conference. A principal goal of every conference – and our mission year-round – is fostering the growth of STEM opportunities for indigenous people and communities. As part of that effort, we are expanding our focus on tribal and Native-owned STEM enterprises. Here in Winds of Change, you’ll find our inaugural look at 25 Native STEM enterprises to watch. Also, as in the movie Hidden Figures, we’ve picked three of the many – mostly unsung – women who’ve pioneered in the sciences, and we’re shining a light on their contributions as part of our look at hidden Native figures. In addition, you’ll read about the winners of this year’s prestigious Professional Awards.


As in each edition, you can also catch up on news from around the AISES family in AISES Notebook, read several inspiring member profiles in AISES People, and discover opportunities for career development for both students and professionals in Career Builder and Paths in Education.

Welcome to the September issue of Pathways. Pathways is the monthly newsletter for the entire AISES family, designed to bring you information to help you succeed on your personal STEM path and develop your current — or future — STEM career. In 2017 Pathways will continue to cover topics that offer value to all our readers, from pre-college to mature professional. You’ll also find timely information from AISES and the latest on upcoming events. 

There are many benefits to making a human-to-human connection with your professors. But especially in huge lecture classes, it’s not easy to achieve. Still, it’s important to get your questions answered and start cultivating a relationship, particularly with teachers in the department where you’ll be taking upper level courses. We have strategies for breaking the ice and standing out from the crowd — in a good way. Click here to see the September issue of Pathways.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Top 50 STEM Workplaces for Native STEM Professionals

Companies selected as a Top 50 STEM Workplace meet criteria established by the Winds of Change editorial staff with approval from AISES. Organizations selected as a Top 50 STEM Workplace for Native STEM Professionals may download the Top 50 logo for marketing purposes.

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Anyone can contribute to Winds of Change.  

You don't have to be on the Editorial Board to suggest a story for Winds of Change. Just email Karen English at

Advertise in Winds of Change

With a print distribution of more than 6,000, and an email distribution that exceeds 12,500 to students, professionals, supporters, universities, and commercial and government businesses, Winds of Change remains unsurpassed in its commitment and ability to reach a broad spectrum of rural and urban American Indians and Alaska Natives. Readers anticipate arrival of the magazine for career and educational opportunities, for inspiration and motivation, and for information about and for Native people and their careers.

Winds of Change is also a valuable recruitment tool for corpora­tions, government agencies, tribal and non-tribal businesses, and colleges and universities across the U.S. The editorial focus of this dynamically redesigned magazine honors tradition while exploring topics in STEM fields as well as health, education, business, and culture.

  • Showcase your school’s educational opportunities to college-bound Native American students
  • Recruit top-tier Native American graduating students and corporate professionals to join your organization
  • Gain exposure to STEM-oriented Native Americans and the people most influential in their academic and employment choices

Call us today to reserve space and exposure for your school or company!

Candace McDonough
National Sales Director

Click here for 2017 Media Kit