Native American Studies
“ When wisdom is shared, knowledge exchanged, and virtue glorified, a Lodge becomes a well-spring of learning for all who enter...”
EARL BARLOW Puia (Ridge), Educator
Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet) Nation
The Native American Studies (NAS) major provides a broad-based liberal arts education with a focus on Indian country issues in the past, present, and future. It is interdisciplinary, offering courses from literature to history. The primary skills taught include critical thinking, research, and communication-both written and oral. Students who enroll in NAS courses will learn in-depth about the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the U.S., and the development of the political and social relationship. Students will also learn about various indigenous perspectives of the world including culture and history.