The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
Fast Facts: Native American Studies Minor
Minor: 20 credits
Ge-Naadamaagoyen Native American Scholarship, which is a part of the CSS Social Justice Scholarships. The Ge-naadamaagoyan (that which helps you) Scholarship program is designated to provide significant scholarship opportunities to Native American/Alaska Native students who demonstrate participation and commitment to advancing and/or preserving tribal communities’ traditions, which may include culture, language or history, and/or addressing contemporary social, economic or legal issues impacting tribal communities.
The Indian Scholarship Program is offered by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, often in cooperation with state education departments, for individuals of Native American descent who meet eligibility requirements. These grants may cover up to full demonstrated need. Inquiries should be addressed to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office nearest you, or to the state office having program jurisdiction.
Students may also qualify for the Minnesota Indian Scholarship or other scholarships for Native American students. Students should also consult their respective tribe for possible tribal scholarships.
Graduates of the Native American Studies minor have a diverse selection of career fields from which to choose. These may include:
The College of St. Scholastica was one of just five Minnesota colleges named on the list of Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine.
Here are some classes you could take as part of this minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
NAS 2201 - American Indian History I
Political, economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from precontact through conquest.
NAS 2203 - American Indian Literature
Organized chronologically as a survey of 20th and 21st century Native American Literature. Classes focus on the historical, political, and social conditions that produce and shape Native American literature and examines how that literature fits into the canon of American literature.
NAS 2204 - American Indian Art and Music
Meaning and development of American Indian art forms. Expressions in symbolic form of Indian philosophy and religion are presented. A study of the traditional and contemporary forms of American Indian music including local and alternative music is included.
NAS 3308 - Ojibwe History
History and culture of the Ojibwe people.
St. Scholastica was named on the list of Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by Winds of Change magazine.