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American Indian Gateway

University of Montana is located on traditional Salish territory. UM is committed to providing education for and about American Indian people and communities in Montana, the United States, and beyond.


In 2010 UM opened the Payne Family Native American Center (PFNAC), a Platinum LEED Certified building, the first on campus. PFNAC houses the Department of Native American StudiesAmerican Indian Student Services, and American Indian student clubs as well as classrooms and meeting space.

This webpage provides access to university webpages that highlight American Indian faculty membersstudent services programs and clubsresearch related to American Indian communities and the university’s strategic plan.

The entrance to PFNAC