School of Interdisciplinary Studies Native American and Indigenous Studies

Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

The Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) minor, offered by the College of Liberal Arts is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental minor that focuses on the history, cultures, religions, languages, arts, and literatures of American Indians of the Americas. Participating departments include History, Anthropology, English, and Linguistics.

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Program exposes students to arts, cultures, histories, and literatures beyond the dominant narratives of western European culture and its legacy. A minor in NAIS can open doors to new and different ways of viewing the world, new approaches to the environment and science, new concepts in history, politics, and religion, new ways of telling stories, of maintaining families and cultures, and even perceptions of time and space.

Course Information

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Native American & Indigenous Studies Minor

Tecumseh Postdoctoral Fellowship


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