Native American and Indigenous Programs

A combination of academic and public service programs that embrace Indigenous knowledge as a field of interconnected study.

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Path of study is highly interdisciplinary, comprised of diverse teaching philosophies and research methodologies to prepare you for graduate studies or to work in a variety of fields within tribes, the public and private sector:

  • Government
  • Indigenous Visual Arts
  • Indigenous Research
  • Education
  • Community-based learning
  • Environmental Policy & Natural Resources
  • Indigenous Food Sovereignty Studies
  • Ethical writing and research
  • Human Services
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Indigenous Literature
  • Public Administration
2019 Native Pathways Graduation

Programs offered 2019-20

Programs planned 2020-24


  • Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Catastrophe: Community Resilience in the Face of Disaster
  • American Frontiers: Homelands and Borderlands
  • Reality Check: Indian Images and (Mis)Representations
  • Even When Erased We Exist: Native American Women Standing Strong for Justice
  • Place, Memory, Narrative: Northwest Coast Native Art and Literature
  • Indigenous People and the Pacific World
  • Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry (4 credit course)
  • Critical Indigenous Studies I and II (4 credit courses)


  • Conceptualizing Place: Pacific Northwest Native Art and Geographies
  • Art as Archive: Indigenous Material Culture
  • Language and Power
  • Indigenous Storytelling as Resistance
  • Thinking In Indian: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Resistance
  • Filming Stories of the Land
  • Native Pathways Program
  • Critical Indigenous Studies III (4 credit course)

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