Pre-Built Path

Native American and Indigenous Programs

Learn about the effects of colonialism and decolonization and explore enduring Indigenous ways of knowing.

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About Native American and Indigenous Programs

In programs on the Native American and Indigenous Studies Path, you’ll learn to pull from your lived experiences to cultivate your voice and gain skills that will set you up for success after college.

Programs on this Path are open to all Evergreen students with an interest in Native and Indigenous Studies. This Path addresses responsibilities and protocols for non-Native students to follow.

You can get involved in the Indigenous arts at Evergreen’s the s'gʷi gʷi ʔ altxʷ: House of Welcome Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, the fiber arts studio, the carving studio, and more on the Indigenous Arts Campus.

Prepare for Careers and Graduate Studies Beyond this Path

Career Opportunities

  • Community-based learning
  • Education
  • Environmental policy and natural resources
  • Ethical writing and research
  • Ethnic studies
  • Government
  • Human services
  • Indigenous food sovereignty studies
  • Indigenous literature
  • Indigenous research
  • Indigenous visual arts
  • Public administration

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Law
  • Native American, American Indian, and critical Indigenous studies
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Teaching

Community Service

This Path gives you lots of opportunities to make a difference in the community. Many students find internships or volunteer work through our centers and institutes. 

You’ll also have opportunities to work with Indigenous tribes throughout the region that connect with Evergreen on a regular basis, giving you the chance to learn from and work with them as a student.

Learn more about Evergreen Centers and Institutes

Indigenous Arts Campus

The Indigenous Arts Campus is a one-of-a-kind resource. The campus includes s'gʷi gʷi ʔ altxʷ: House of Welcome Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, a fiber arts studio, and a carving studio.

With these facilities and the amazing faculty and staff on this Path, you’ll learn about Indigenous arts and cultures, craft your own works, and expand your understanding of Indigenous histories and cultures.

Learn more about the Indigenous Arts Campus

Program Highlight

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Native Pathways Program 

Some offerings on this Path are part of the Native Pathways Program. NPP is built on positive mentorship, academic rigor, community service, and Indigenous empowerment. Programs are hosted at different sites across western Washington, including at Evergreen’s Olympia and Tacoma campuses.

NPP course offerings span subjects from creative writing to environmental history and much more, but always through a lens that honors Indigenous knowledge and culture.

Explore the Native Pathways Program

Check out related Courses and Programs in the Academic Catalog