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American Indian & Native Studies

The American Indian & Native Studies Program (AINSP) offers courses and organizes events to promote better understanding of the dynamic histories, cultures, literatures, and politics of Native North Americans and other indigenous peoples of the Americas, from past to present and within a global context.

Consider earning a certificate or minor in AINSP!

Artwork at top by Mary Young Bear, Meskwaki Historical Preservation Department

  • Meskwaki beadwork example - Photo by Eric Zimmer Meskwaki beadwork example - Photo by Eric Zimmer
  • Bison at Meskwaki Settlement - Photo by Eric Zimmer Bison at Meskwaki Settlement - Photo by Eric Zimmer
  • Wickiup at Meskwaki Settlement - Photo by Eric Zimmer Wickiup at Meskwaki Settlement - Photo by Eric Zimmer

Spotlight

  • Michelene E. Pesantubbee

    Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies and Department of American Studies/American Indian & Native Studies Program

    Dr. Pesantubbee is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.  She teaches courses...