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Native American and Indigenous Studies

Understand, Engage, Transform

Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) offers an undergraduate major, undergraduate minor, and a graduate minor. This interdisciplinary course of study examine the cultural, social, economic, political, and educational systems of Native and Indigenous communities. The NAIS program develops respect for, and understanding of, Native views, culture and history and provides learners with the Native perspective on contemporary issues. Students in NAIS develop and refine skills in creative and critical thinking and analysis and graduate prepared to succeed in any field they choose. Our majors and minors work both in and out of Native and Indigenous communities and are well-prepared to work as teachers, researchers, social workers, health care providers, resource managers, economic developers, and lawyers, to name a few.


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About NAIS

Faculty and Staff

The Native American & Indigenous Studies faculty and staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are engaged in studying Native and Indigenous Issues.

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NAIS is housed in the Native American Education & Research Cultural Center

Native American Education & Research Cultural Center

Ambassadors of Indigenous Culture into Academic Discourse 

Students in the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program have unique opportunities to enrich their experience and the experience of others by participating in student organizations, campus-wide activities and engaging in leadership roles.

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Information & Resources

Contact Us

Arts & Science | Native American and Indigenous Studies
Phone: (307) 766-6520
Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center 
200 N. 10th Street | Laramie, WY 82071

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News & Highlights

The dates for the 2020 Native American Summer Institute have been announced!


Eligible Native American High School Students (entering grades 10, 11 & 12 in the Fall 2019) are encouraged to apply!  Spend a week on the University of Wyoming campus - live in the residence halls, explore various academic departments and experience what college life is all about!  For more information or to apply for the 2020 program - please click here

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