Academic Catalog

Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies Program

Indigenous Studies is one of four programs housed in the Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity Department. The other three programs are the Legal Studies, Psychology and Social Work Programs.

The Indigenous Studies Program seeks to teach students about First Nations history, culture, and tribal sovereignty and to foster communication and cooperation among people in our region.  The program strives to educate others about the diverse and rich body of scholarship, experiences, and perspectives that make up the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies and to facilitate access for Indigenous people in higher education.

Specific areas covered are:  tribal sovereignty and self-determination; the histories of First Nations in Wisconsin and the United States; Ojibwe language, First Nations art, literature, and film; global Indigenous histories and cultures; and contemporary issues in First Nations society.