to work effectively with and within tribal communities to establish mutually beneficial cross-cultural relationships.
Native American studies offers a program of study grounding you in the fundamentals of the discipline and preparing you for the challenges that are unique to Native Peoples and Native Country.
Native American Studies: Bachelor of Arts
The program offers a specialization in Lakota language.
Four-Year Program Guides
The Classroom & Beyond
Annual Native American Essay Competition
Native American studies program sponsors the Native American Essay Competition each year. Answer an essay question to win prizes from $1,000-$2,000.
This premier scholarship recognizes American Indian high school seniors who demonstrate strong academic potential. The full Ullyot Scholarship is valued at $20,000 over a four-year period.
Tiospaye encourages Native and non-Native students to get involved in school activities. We support students in their academic pursuits, promote Native life on campus and diversify the student body by involving students, faculty and community members of all walks of life.