Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) 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.
FALL 2018 classes may be found under the NAIS subject acronym.
Consider earning a certificate or minor in NAIS!
Artwork at top by Mary Young Bear, Meskwaki Historical Preservation Department
Meskwaki beadwork example - Photo by Eric Zimmer
Bison at Meskwaki Settlement - Photo by Eric Zimmer
Wickiup at Meskwaki Settlement - Photo by Eric Zimmer
We, the affiliated faculty of the University of Iowa’s American Indian and Native Studies Program, write in support of the Standing Rock community’s protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. As teachers and scholars of Native American history, we are all too familiar with our country’s long history of non-Native corporations and governmental entities trampling on treaty rights and unjustly exposing indigenous communities to environmental toxins. This represents yet another chapter in that history.