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Rising Waters and Sinking Lands: The Plight of Native American Groups in Southern Louisiana : Tuesday, September 29th 1-3pm:
Dr. Ronadh Cox, Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at Williams College, and Chief Shirell Parfait-Dardar, of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chittemacha-Chocktaw: will discuss the impact of lands loss and climate change on state-recognized tribes living at the foot of the Mississippi River delta. These people, both societally and geographically marginalised, are affected disproportionately. Homeland and heritage are being lost.
CIC 2019: 33rd Annual California Indian Conference See Flyer for Details (PDF)

The Native American Studies program is designed to provide a minor with a multidisciplinary approach to Native Americans through ethnography, history, sociology, and the humanities. By approaching the multiplicity of Indian cultures from a variety of academic perspectives, a deeper understanding of native societies past and present, will emerge. The program is designed to present a variety of American Indian experiences and issues within the wider context of human history and evolution.

The program is especially interested in providing teachers, community service personnel, tribal administrators, and other interested persons with useful skills in dealing with this unique community. Special emphasis will be placed on assisting educators with practical and theoretical approaches to Indian education. Students in Native American studies are encouraged to apply toward the NAMS minor selected courses from history, anthropology, art, CALS, AMCS, and Education. Students may develop a special major in Native American studies; those interested should review the guidelines for special majors and consult the program coordinator.