Native American and Indigenous Studies (Minor)

New for the 2011-2012 academic year, the minor in Native American & Indigenous Studies aims:

  • to add complexity to “History” through teaching about diverse Native American and indigenous histories and experiences,
  • to explore issues affecting indigenous communities and nations in the United States and around the world,
  • to equip students methodologically and theoretically for living in our complex and interconnected world,
  • and to engage with indigenous peoples and issues in local, global, and transnational perspectives.

Additionally, students will partner with indigenous communities and organizations in a service learning and research capacity through the year-long practicum designed to be done toward the end of their career at UMass Boston.

The Minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies is designed for students majoring in any field. Successful completion of the minor is recorded on the student’s official university transcript.

Why UMass Boston?

Alumnus, adjunct professor, and acclaimed filmmaker Chico Colvard giving his IDEAS Boston presentation.

IDEAS Boston at UMass Boston

Thought leadership conference that brings together leading thinkers

Chico Colvard is one of more than 100 innovators who share their ideas each year at IDEAS Boston.

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