Peace Studies supports the humanities and social sciences through a number of indigenous digital projects and publications based on its holdings in the Peace Studies website at MU. These scholarly works are an important part of how the MU Peace Studies program fosters new academic research, facilitates teaching and learning, and fosters a broader readership. Below is a list of resources and materials in the Digital Indigenous Heritages collections such as reference tools, teaching materials, images galleries, and original undergraduate and graduate student scholarship.
Native American Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
English Department Faculty in this Area: Joanna Hearne specializes in the study of indigenous film and media. Maureen Konkle specializes in the study of Native writing and intellectual history since the eighteenth century.
Affiliated Faculty in Native Studies at the University of Missouri:
Dr. Mark H. Palmer, Department of Geography
Dr. Soren C. Larsen, Department of Geography
Dr. Dennis Kelley, Department of Religious Studies
We regularly offer courses on Native American literatures from the earliest times through the present, encompassing tribal oral traditions, Native writing in English, the recovery of tribal languages, and the emergence of Native film and media. English 2490 presents an interdisciplinary overview of the broad issues facing Native people in North America today; English 3490 presents a historical survey of the emergence of Native writing and media in the post-colonization period; and English 4490/7490 presents a range of more specific topics, which may include courses on major authors such as Sherman Alexie or Vine Deloria Jr.; themes such as Native American Environmental Writing or Oral Tradition and Native American Writing; or courses on more specific time periods such as Contemporary Native American Fiction or 19th Century Native Writing. Courses incorporate a range of works by Native writers, filmmakers, and other artists from Indian nations across North America, including literary fiction, history, philosophy, poetry, plays, genre fiction, political polemic, graphic novels, film, radio, television, and other media.
Courses Regularly Offered
- Introduction to Native Studies
- Survey of Native Writing and Representation
- Native Studies
Native American Film Series
Working with other units around campus, the English Department sponsors a series in which Native filmmakers discuss and screen their work. Recent events in this series include:
- Alanis Obomsawin, dir. Kanehsatake: 100 Years of Resistance
- Sterlin Harjo, dir. Four Sheets to the Wind
- Larry Blackhorse Lowe, dir. 5th World
Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education Native Education Organizations
- American Indian College Fund
- American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) (provides information on all 30 tribal colleges)
- American Indian Library Association - AILA
- AISES - The American Indian Science & Engineering Society
- American Indian Studies Research Institute - an interdisciplinary research center at Indiana University for projects focusing on the Native peoples of the Americas.
- Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research - the educational arm of the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan.
- First Nation Information Project
- Carlisle Indian Industrial School - while not exactly a "tribal college" as they exist today, this is a home page devoted to the (in)famous Carlisle Indian School (1879-1918) in Carlisle, PA. Indian kids from around the country were sent to this boarding school for years in an attempt to whitewash them. This site also includes a student name index and a history and bibliographies of the school.
- Chilocco Indian School - another boarding school, featuring history and yearbook pictures.
- Dine College (formerly Navajo Community College)
- Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College (Fond du Lac Chippewa Nation)
- Haskell Indian Nations University
- Northwest Indian College
- Oglala Lakota College
- Salish Kootenai College
- Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
- Sisseton-Wahpeton College - on the Lake Traverse Reservation
- Six Nations Polytechnic - on the Grand River Six Nations Reserve in southern Ontario, Canada
- United Tribes Technical College - Bismarck, ND
- Turtle Mountain Community College
Indian/Native Studies Departments
- A Guide to Native American Studies Programs in the United States and Canada - excellent and thorough listing of Native Studies departments (with web links provided) by Robert M. Nelson, University of Richmond, and ASAIL - The Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures
- Cornell University: American Indian Program
- Creighton University: Native American Studies Program
- Dartmouth College: Native American Studies Department
- Harvard University: Native American Program
- Humboldt University: The Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP)
- Indiana University: American Indian Studies Research Institute
- Laurentian University: Native Style - clearinghouse for all Native services at Laurentian
- Montana State University: Department of Native American Studies
- Northern Arizona University: Department of Applied Indigenous Studies
- Northern Michigan University: Center for Native American Studies
- Stanford University: American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Program (AIANNHP)
- University of Alberta: Faculty of Native Studies
- UC/Berkeley: Native American Studies Program - this founding department in the field is now part of the Ethnic Studies Department at Berkeley.
- UCLA: UCLA American Indian Studies Center
- University of Georgia: Institute of Native American Studies
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: American Indian Studies Program - the office for The Committee on Native American Programs.
- University of Massachusetts: Certificate Program in Native American Indian Studies
- University of Minnesota: Department of American Indian Studies
- University of Minnesota - Duluth: University of Minnesota - Duluth Bridge Program - programs to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Native scientists.
- University of Montana - Missoula: Native American Studies
- University of New Mexico: Native American Studies
- University of North Carolina - Pembroke: Department of Native American Studies
- University of Oklahoma: American Indian Institute
- University of South Dakota: Institute of American Indian Studies