Native American Studies Minor

The Native American studies minor examines the contemporary and historical experiences, and ways of life of the aboriginal indigenous people of North America from their perspective. The curriculum is designed to provide a study of first Americans from a holistic and humanistic viewpoint by focusing upon their cultural, historical and contemporary life. The courses are designed for both Native American and non-Native American students so they can better understand human similarities and differences as well as recognize the contributions that Native Americans have made to the world, thereby widening the multicultural curriculum of Northern Michigan University.

Diversity Edge logoSuperior Edge & Native American Studies

The below courses can be applied towards the Diversity Edge of Superior Edge:

  • NAS 101: Anishinaabe Language, Culture and Community I
  • NAS 102: Anishinaabe Language, Culture and Community II
  • **NAS 212: Michigan and Wisconsin Tribes, Treaties and Current Issues**
  • NAS 280: Storytelling by Native American Women
  • NAS 315 History of Indian Boarding School Education
  • NAS 320 American Indians:  Identity and Media Images
  • NAS 330: Native Cultures and the Dynamics of the Religious Experience
  • NAS 340: Kinomaage: The Earth Shows Us the Way
  • NAS 342: Indigenous Environmental Movements
**The Teacher Education Professional Development and Licensing team agrees that NAS 212 MI/WI: Tribes, Treaties and Current Issues meets the statutory requirements put forth in PI 34.15 (4)(c)(1) regarding the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of American Indian tribes and bands located in Wisconsin. As such, it is appropriate for NMU to represent to students that the course is acceptable for removing that out-of-state applicant stipulation. If an applicant has stipulations in the area of human relations that go beyond 34.15(4)(c)(1), that this course will only satisfy a portion of the stipulation, and the licensure candidate will need to identify another means for receiving the required instruction.