Students in this certificate program will explore Native American and Indigenous histories, literatures, cultures, and contemporary issues.

The certificate is an excellent foundation on which to build a professional career, graduate work, or research. Its requirements provide a strong grounding in the field while each student works closely with a faculty advisor to design an individualized course of study.

In pursuing the certificate, you will:

  • Learn the depth and breadth of Indigenous methodologies and their applications to the most pressing issues of today.
  • Critically approach the field through engagement with Native and Indigenous intellectual traditions, histories, and cultures.
  • Undertake meaningful research in archives, on the land, and with communities.
  • Work with leading scholars across multiple fields, as well as with visiting tribal scholars.
  • Develop an understanding of the unique sovereign status of Native and Indigenous peoples, the complexity of Indigenous legal and political systems, and the many facets of U.S. and international law and policy.