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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You will be immersed in unique programs founded upon Evergreen’s visionary leadership and tribal relationships throughout the Americas and the Pacific Rim. You will learn about the global effects of colonialism and explore enduring cultural and artistic ways of knowing. Programs are offered on the main campus, in evening and weekend studies, and through the Native Pathways program. Our partnership with s'gʷi gʷi ʔ altxʷ: House of Welcome (the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center) offers you unique opportunities to work in the Fiber Arts Studio, the Carving Studio, and various workshops. Culturally relevant curriculum is grounded in student-centered learning and empower learning across cultural differences.

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

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    This Path can prepare you for careers in

    • Government
    • Tribal governance
    • Indigenous visual arts
    • Research and writing
    • Education
    • Social and human services
    • Environmental policy and natural resources
    • Public administration
    • Law
    • Tribal community non-profit administration

    Graduate school opportunities beyond this Path

    • Master's in Teaching
    • Master's in Education
    • Master's in Public Administration
    • Master's in Fine Arts
    • Law
    • Native American, American Indian, and critical Indigenous studies
    • Humanities and social sciences (Literature, History, Sociology, Political Science)
    • Social Work
    Faculty on this Path
    Title Expertise
    Ackley, Kristina Native American studies
    Eloheimo, Marja ethnobotany, environmental and cultural ecology, Indigenous and heritage studies plant studies
    Grossman, Zoltan geography, Native American studies
    McCarty, Alexander 3D studio art