American Indigenous Studies
Native people cultures are rich with unique traditions and histories, but they do not reside solely in the history books. Neither does the American Indigenous Studies program at Minnesota State Mankato.
This program embraces the vibrant cultures, languages, histories, and politics of Native people. At the same time, it provides students with ample opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings through internships, field research, and service-learning projects.
Find an Inclusive Atmosphere and Supportive Community
Have you ever wondered how far you can go or what you can accomplish? At Minnesota State Mankato, Native people of all tribal backgrounds are given the opportunity to go further than they ever thought possible. American Indigenous Studies students and scholars will find a warm and welcoming environment where they can live and learn comfortably, as well as resources that encourage community, understanding, and growth.
Majoring in AIS
American Indigenous Studies (AIS) provides an interdisciplinary and broad understanding of Indigenous Americans, especially the Dakota, and their respective ways of life in the past, present, and future. AIS welcomes all students - Native and non-native - to pursue knowledge of Native American cultures, knowledge, languages, histories, politics, media, and other topics.