Native American Studies-

Native American Studies

The Native American Studies curriculum is designed to increase students’ understanding, insight, and knowledge of historic and present-day Winnebago, HoChunk and other indigenous cultures. Students will gain an understanding of themselves in relation to their own ancestry and culture and realize their personal indigenous power.  Students pursuing an Indigenous Studies degree may specialize in their own tribal history or a certain period of American Indian history (ancient, historic, or modern).

The student completing the Native American Studies Program Associate of Arts will:

  • Read, research and speak the history, culture and language of the Winnebago People.
  • Research and orally present an historical reason for contemporary indigenous issues.
  • List and define the skill sets required by contemporary tribal leaders in order to be effective in the 21st century.
  • Exhibit the ability to critically decolonize their thinking as it relates to tribal world views, history, and traditions.
  • Trace their academic and spiritual ancestry to their cultures.