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American Indian Studies Minor


The American Indian Studies (AIS) Minor is framed in American Indian Epistemologies and a place-based perspective, providing students with opportunities to engage intellectually and to develop critical understandings of tribal sovereignty, the culture and identity of California Tribal Nations, and American Indians in North American more generally. 

The Minor prioritizes the worldwide views of Tribal Nations, introducing students to relevant research in American Indian (de)colonization, political and economic development, arts and culture, tribal systems of knowledge, health and wellness, environment, resource management, cultural revitalization, activism, and nation building.

As a whole the minor enriches students by developing the cultural proficiency required to work successfully in the diverse professions that serve American Indian communities.