Understanding that there is no single “Native American” perspective, this program explores Native American histories and cultures through varied Native community experiences and points of view. This multi-disciplinary curriculum, which is open to all undergraduate students, is aimed to lead you to:
- An informed comprehension of Native American histories and distinct Native American colonial experiences;
- Insightful consideration of varied Native American social, cultural, and political perspectives, including contemporary community priorities;
- Scholarly appreciation for Native American arts and literature as tools for cultural interpretation; and
- A deeper understanding of ancestral and contemporary Native American communities on the Columbia Plateau and Gonzaga’s intellectual and spiritual connection to this homeland.
Are you seeking events related to Indigenous Peoples' Day and Native American Heritage Month?
NTAS is happy to recommend eight sessions from the 2021 virtual National Council on Public History conference. The presentations feature work Indigenous professionals and their allies are doing to get Native/Indigenous-centered interpretation in front of public audiences. These narratives reinforce tribal political and cultural sovereignty and serve as more examples of dynamic Native/Indigenous voices and why we need to be in charge of telling our own stories.
The sessions are available now through November 30th.
Native American Heritage Month | NCPH 2021 Sessions
- Considering the Revolution: Indigenous History & Memory in Alaska, Hawaii, & the Indigenous Plateau
- Family Stories and the Preservation of Tribal History
- Addressing Silences in the Archive
- Bridging Connections: Indigenous Stories and Finding Community
- Public Lands, or a Land of Publics? Examining the Legacy of Exclusion and Erasure on “Public” Lands
- Control and Erasure: Public Institutions, American Indians, and Social Justice
- Historians and Indigenous Rights: The Role of Expert Witness Historians in Litigation ...
- Unerasing Memory: Collaborative Research, Activism, Teaching ... Indigenous Equity and Empowerment