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Native American Studies 1Native American Studies education programs, and provided other public service. Faculty members have also, by invitation, read proposals for the U.S. Oﬃce of Education, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institute ofP.O. Box 172340 Education, and the National Science Foundation
Bozeman, MT 59717-2340406-994-3881 Email: [email protected] American Indian Student Programs and ServicesLocation: 239 American Indian Hall In addition to the traditional functions of an academic department, Native American Studies places a high priority on providing student supportMontana State University has an American Indian enrollment of programs and services, reecting a strong commitment to Indian studentapproximately 775 students. ere is an active American Indian Student retention and success. e student who decides to attend MSU will ndCouncil (AIC) as well as chapter of the American Indian Science and a University-wide commitment manifested by a varied and extensiveEngineering Society (AISES) and the Society of American Indian Graduate support system which is unequaled in the Great Plains region. For the moreStudents (SAIGS). NAS houses the American Indian Student Center and information, and most recently updated list of programs and services, pleasethe American Indian and Alaska Native Student Support Services oﬃce, visit the Native American Student Services Directory: www.montana.edu/with staﬀ providing Native students with academic advising, counseling, native (http://www.montana.edu/native/)and mentoring. e Student Center oﬀers tutorial assistance, telephone andfax access, and a computer lab
Further InformationNative American Studies oﬀers an interdisciplinary program of study in For further information regarding the program, contact Native AmericanAmerican Indian culture and history, policy and law, community aﬀairs, Studies at (406) 994-3881 or e-mail [email protected] Also see theeducation, and other related areas through a non-teaching minor in Native university home page (http://www.montana.edu/) or the home page forAmerican Studies, an online graduate certicate in Native American Studies, Native American Studies (http://www.montana.edu/wwwnas/)
a Master of Arts in Native American Studies, as well as opportunities for allMSU undergraduate students to gain a multicultural perspective in meeting Undergraduate Minorthe university's core curriculum requirements. • Native American Studies Minor (Non-Teaching) (http:// catalog.montana.edu/undergraduate/letters-science/native-american-Research and Creative Activity studies/native-american-studies-minor-nonteaching/)e Department takes pride in the scholarship of its faculty. In 2000 theDepartment established its endowed Katz Family Chair in Native American Graduate ProgramsStudies. e scholarship and service oﬀered by the holders of the Chairenhances the Department's eﬀorts to provide rst class scholarship on behalf • M.A. in Native American Studies (http://catalog.montana.edu/of Native peoples and the university. Over the year faculty members have graduate/letters-science/native-american-studies/ma-native-american-consistently published in professional journals, delivered papers at national studies/)and international meetings, held symposia at MSU, and, by invitation, • Online certicate in Native American Studies (http://chaired and participated in panels at national professional association catalog.montana.edu/graduate/letters-science/native-american-studies/conferences. online-certicate-native-american-studies/)Consistent with its service commitment to Montana's tribal communities,much of the faculty's research and creative activity responds to theeducational, cultural, and economic development needs of NativeAmericans. In addition to scholarly research, faculty members have devotedmuch time and energy to developing new programs and nding externalfunding sources for those programs
Servicee Department rmly maintains that Montana State University mustbe responsive to Native communities in addressing tribally-identiededucational, cultural, and economic development needs. Accordingly, theDepartment has directed much of its public service activity to Montana'sNative communities. In doing so, Department faculty members haveestablished close working relationships with tribal and intertribal groups aswell as with national Indian oﬃces and organizations
Upon request, faculty members have also provided technical assistance inthe areas of adult, vocational, and community college development, needsassessments, proposal writing, and program evaluations
Utilizing the resources of the university to assist in the development ofMontana's seven tribally-controlled community colleges has been a majorgoal of the Department. For example, the Department has administeredprojects to provide graduate-level training to tribal college faculty, toprovide in-service training and technical assistance, and to conductsignicant research in areas of importance to the tribal colleges
In addition, faculty members have presented continuing educationworkshops on Montana reservations, evaluated reservation cultural and
Native American Studies 1 Native American Studies P.O. Box 172340 Bozeman, MT 59717-2340 406-994-3881 Email: [email protected] Location: 239 American Indian Hall Montana State …
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