Learn the history behind the history
Taught from an Indigenous perspective, NAIS coursework builds on the worldviews of Native American and Indigenous communities, delving into the history and philosophy behind tribal self-determination. NAIS majors develop verbal and written skills and an understanding of the relationship between Native Nations and the United States through broad and individual viewpoints, art, and storytelling.
"You can’t have American history without the history of Native peoples."
Study Indigenous history and the policies and relationships between Native and colonial nations as they have changed over time. Courses are structured from within Indigenous worldviews and philosophies, acknowledging colonialism, and creating a platform for decolonialism.
Native American Gender Issues
Native American Religion and Spirituality
Cultural Heritage Preservation
Look at a variety of aspects of Indigenous life, from art and culture to oral traditions, the shaping of Indigenous identity in the context of colonialism, and the social, cultural, and political status of Indigenous women as well as their contributions. Explore, as well, the issues that Native nations face today.
The Native American Center is a place to study, connect with Native American and Indigenous (and other) students, and more. You'll find cultural programming, tutoring, support with the transition to college, and connections to Tribal communities and organizations, and so much more.
The road ahead
You'll be well versed in the issues that Native and Indigenous people face today, and the history that led us here. With that foundation, you'll be well-positioned to Indigenous communities in a number of ways.
Imagine yourself as a: