American Indian Gateway

The University of Montana is located in the heart of traditional Salish territory.

Welcome

The American Indian Gateway at the University of Montana highlights “all things Native” at the university, including:

  • Student services, programs and clubs
  • Faculty and staff
  • Academic programs, research and creative centers
  • Alumni activities and events -- Go Griz!!

Smudging Policy

The University of Montana recognizes the time-honored Indigenous tradition of purification through smudging and provides designated venues on campus for this activity.

Sweat Lodges

The University of Montana recognizes the time-honored Indigenous tradition of purification through use of a sweat lodges and provides a designated place on university property for this activity. Please contact UM Natural Areas and American Indian Student Services for more information.