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First Nations Studies

What's Unique About This Major?

DIVERSITY. Students get excellent experiences in working with diverse populations from this minor, which is not only valuable for your own self identity, but will also make you very attractive to employers!

ORIGIN. Perhaps what makes this program exceptionally unique, is that it was originally created by the Oneida Community itself, as they saw a need for students to get educated on important cultural issues.

DISCOVERY. Students in this program learn and explore real world issues and topics, and are able to apply their knowledge directly to the cultural community of Wisconsin.

EXPERIENCE. Students have the opportunity to participate in individual studies and internships, which provides extremely valuable experience and prepares students for employment.

COMMUNITY. The American Indian Studies program also takes an active role in educating the campus community by providing students with programming opportunities, such as workshops and guest speakers.

What's Unique About This Minor?

KNOWLEDGE. Students will gain a deep understanding of the Federal Indian Policy, American Indian Justice system and laws, Tribal Sovereignty Issues, and explore the rich history of the American Indian people and culture.

RESPECT. Students will also gain understanding and respect for cultural diversity, as they learn to appreciate all walks of life.

LIFE. Aspects of the American Indian way of life are explored, including traditional life ways, spirituality, and ideologies.