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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Note: You can join or leave a Path of Study at any time and your credits will always count toward your Bachelor’s degree.

About Native American and Indigenous Programs

Founded upon visionary leadership and long-term relationships between Pacific Northwest Tribes and the college, the Native American and Indigenous Programs Path represents a combination of academic and public service programs that embrace Indigenous knowledge as a field of interconnected study. With a curriculum that focuses on issues of cultural revitalization, decolonization, and responsible governance, the full- and part-time programs and courses reflect the vitality and diversity of Indigenous communities.

  • Explore enduring cultural and artistic traditions
  • Learn about the global effects of colonialism
  • Develop the skills to assume positions of leadership
  • Participate in empowering systems of learning
  • Connect to your own community
  • Prepare for graduate school and professional work

Our outstanding facilities include a Longhouse, Fiber Arts Studio, and Carving Studio. Through a blend of multiple teaching philosophies and research methodologies, we reflect the many audiences that our programs and our graduates serve.

Learn more about this field of study.

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Foundational programs

Foundational Programs for 2019–20
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Catastrophe
  
Place, Memory, Narrative: Northwest Coast Native Art and Literature
Indigenous People and the Pacific World
Foundational Programs for 2020–21
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Native Programs Foundation TBD
 
Reality Check: Indian Images and [Mis]Representations
 
Foundational Programs for 2021–22
Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Native Women Standing Strong for Justice
Foundational Programs for 2022–23
Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Native Programs Foundation TBD
Foundational Programs for 2023–24
Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
Catastrophe
  
Place, Memory, Narrative: Northwest Coast Native Art and Literature
Indigenous People and the Pacific World

Advanced programs

Advanced Programs for 2019–20
Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Indigenous Education/Child Welfare: Laws, Policies, Lived Experience
Advanced Programs for 2020–21
Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Conceptualizing Native Place
 
Native Programs Advanced (Peterson & Peterson)
Advanced Programs for 2021–22
Fall 2021 Winter 2022 Spring 2022
 
Thinking in Indian: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Resistance
Filming Stories of the Land
  
Native Programs Advanced (McCarty)
  
Native Programs Advanced (Ackley)
Advanced Programs for 2022–23
Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
 
You Can’t Handle the Truth
 
Native Programs Advanced (McCarty)
Native Programs Advanced (McCarty)
Advanced Programs for 2023–24
Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2024
 
Native Programs Advanced (Peterson & Peterson)