Native American Studies Montana State University

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Native American Studies 1
Native 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 of
P.O. Box 172340 Education, and the National Science Foundation

Bozeman, MT 59717-2340
406-994-3881 Email: [email protected] American Indian Student Programs and Services
Location: 239 American Indian Hall In addition to the traditional functions of an academic department, Native
American Studies places a high priority on providing student support
Montana State University has an American Indian enrollment of
programs and services, reecting a strong commitment to Indian student
approximately 775 students. ere is an active American Indian Student
retention and success. e student who decides to attend MSU will nd
Council (AIC) as well as chapter of the American Indian Science and
a University-wide commitment manifested by a varied and extensive
Engineering Society (AISES) and the Society of American Indian Graduate
support system which is unequaled in the Great Plains region. For the more
Students (SAIGS). NAS houses the American Indian Student Center and
information, and most recently updated list of programs and services, please
the American Indian and Alaska Native Student Support Services office,
visit the Native American Student Services Directory:
with staff providing Native students with academic advising, counseling,
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and mentoring. e Student Center offers tutorial assistance, telephone and
fax access, and a computer lab

Further Information
Native American Studies offers an interdisciplinary program of study in For further information regarding the program, contact Native American
American Indian culture and history, policy and law, community affairs, Studies at (406) 994-3881 or e-mail [email protected] Also see the
education, and other related areas through a non-teaching minor in Native university home page ( or the home page for
American Studies, an online graduate certicate in Native American Studies, Native American Studies (

a Master of Arts in Native American Studies, as well as opportunities for all
MSU undergraduate students to gain a multicultural perspective in meeting Undergraduate Minor
the university's core curriculum requirements. • Native American Studies Minor (Non-Teaching) (http://
Research and Creative Activity studies/native-american-studies-minor-nonteaching/)
e Department takes pride in the scholarship of its faculty. In 2000 the
Department established its endowed Katz Family Chair in Native American Graduate Programs
Studies. e scholarship and service offered by the holders of the Chair
enhances the Department's efforts to provide rst class scholarship on behalf • M.A. in Native American Studies (
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 certicate in Native American Studies (http://
chaired and participated in panels at national professional association
conferences. online-certicate-native-american-studies/)
Consistent with its service commitment to Montana's tribal communities,
much of the faculty's research and creative activity responds to the
educational, cultural, and economic development needs of Native
Americans. In addition to scholarly research, faculty members have devoted
much time and energy to developing new programs and nding external
funding sources for those programs

e Department rmly maintains that Montana State University must
be responsive to Native communities in addressing tribally-identied
educational, cultural, and economic development needs. Accordingly, the
Department has directed much of its public service activity to Montana's
Native communities. In doing so, Department faculty members have
established close working relationships with tribal and intertribal groups as
well as with national Indian offices and organizations

Upon request, faculty members have also provided technical assistance in
the areas of adult, vocational, and community college development, needs
assessments, proposal writing, and program evaluations

Utilizing the resources of the university to assist in the development of
Montana's seven tribally-controlled community colleges has been a major
goal of the Department. For example, the Department has administered
projects to provide graduate-level training to tribal college faculty, to
provide in-service training and technical assistance, and to conduct
signicant research in areas of importance to the tribal colleges

In addition, faculty members have presented continuing education
workshops 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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