About the Department

Native American and Indigenous Studies is a rapidly expanding, multidisciplinary academic field. A vast and growing body of scholarly literature in this field has made major contributions to current analyses and debates concerning indigenous histories and ways of remembering; indigenous literary traditions; human rights; globalization; social movements and political activism; indigenous nation building and economic development; and environmental justice and resource sustainability. The new minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies seeks to engage students with this expanding academic field.

Additionally, this program will coordinate a number of resources and exciting opportunities for students to learn more about local, national, and international issues concerning indigenous peoples. These will include guest lectures, film screenings, and other relevant events.