The Native American studies major focuses on indigenous cultures and traditional teachings at the core of the program, with particular attention given to Lake Superior regional native history. The program includes first-hand contact with local tribes and native Ojibwe communities alongside a rigorous academic curriculum. The curriculum includes native worldviews and indigenous ways of knowing as a rich compliment to the environmental mission of the College.
This major also helps students understand the social, economic, and environmental situations related to the everyday lives of Native communities today. Graduates will be well prepared for work in tribal government and related businesses, careers in living history centers and museums, outdoor recreation and interpretation programs, social-service agencies, and advanced academic work in Native culture studies.