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Native American and Indigenous Studies

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The minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies introduces you to an important area of study which until recently, was not especially visible on American college campuses: the religious, historical, political, and aesthetic dimensions of the lives of indigenous peoples of the Americas from the earliest cultures (extending back 11,000 years or more) to the present. The very nature of the records suggest that the study of these complex societies will be rooted in the archaeological and anthropological evidence.

The CERTIFICATE in Iroquois Linguistics (CIL) provides an opportunity to study linguistic principles and grammatical features unique to the Iroquois languages, with examples from the six Haudenosaunee languages. Learn More

The interdisciplinary training of the faculty teaching courses in this area of study, gives you the chance to approach a closely integrated body of literature and knowledge from diverse perspectives. Students work with the program director to develop a course of study that reflects their interests and academic goals. The University's location in the heart of Haudenosaunee country, (people of the longhouse) provides added opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue and research on issues of concern to Native Americans.

Requirements for Minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies

The minor requires completion of six courses (18 credits) from two different departments. Twelve of the 18 credits must be in courses numbered above 299. View the course catalog for the minor.

CERTIFICATE in Iroquois Linguistics

The Iroquois language family is a group of distinct but closely related languages. Six are spoken by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora. These languages share a common grammatical structure and cultural history and this program explores their commonalities and differences. Learn More

Native American Studies Resources

Haudenosaunee Promise Scholarship Information

Citizen Band of the Potawatomi Nation

Onondaga Historical Society

New York State Museum

Museum of Civilization

Iroquois Indian Museum

The Delaware Nation

Ganondagan

Mashantucket Pequot Museum

Onondaga Nation School

The Seneca Nation of Indians

The Tuscarora and Six Nations

Cayuga Nation

Oneida Indian Nation

Oneida Nation of Wisconson

Leech Lake Tribal College (Ojibwe Nation)

First Americans in the Arts Awards

Index of Native Artists on the Web

Native American Music Awards

American Indian Film Institute

Gathering of Nations Native American Indian Powwow

Turtle Island Native Network

National Museum of the American Indian

SU Library Native American Studies Resources

Saint Regis Mohawk tribe
Indigenous Values Initiative
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
Onondaga Nation
Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation
Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs
Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development

Sites related to Lacrosse

Iroquois Nationals Homepage
Onondaga Redhawks Homepage
Onondaga Nation Arena Tsha'Hon'nonyen'dakhwa'

The minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies introduces you to an important area of study which until recently, was not especially visible on American college campuses: the religious, historical, political, and aesthetic dimensions of the lives of indigenous peoples of the Americas from the earliest cultures (extending back 11,000 years or more) to the present.

Program Director

Scott Manning  Stevens

Scott Manning  Stevens 
Associate Professor and Director, Native American and Indigenous Studies; Associate Professor, English Department
Native American and Indigenous Studies

Program Faculty

Percy Abrams

Percy  Abrams 
PT Instructor

Douglas Armstrong

Douglas  Armstrong 
Professor and Chair, Anthropology

Philip P. Arnold

Philip P. Arnold 
Chair, Associate Professor
Religion

Christopher DeCorse

Christopher  DeCorse 
Professor, Anthropology

Pedro DiPietro

Pedro DiPietro 
Assistant Professor
Women's and Gender Studies

Stephanie Fetta

Stephanie Fetta 
Assistant Professor, Spanish
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Robin Kimmerer

Robin  Kimmerer 
Distinguished Teaching Professor and Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment

Gregg Lambert

Gregg Lambert 
Dean's Professor, Humanities and Founding Director of the Syracuse University Humanities Center in Central New York

Richard Loder

Richard  Loder 
Professor, Sociology

Guido Pezzarossi

Guido  Pezzarossi 
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Maureen Schwarz

Maureen  Schwarz 
Professor, Anthropology

Sascha Scott

Sascha Scott 
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Art and Music Histories