American Indian

Get involved

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find great opportunities to meet new people, build relationships with faculty and staff, and connect with the American Indian community on campus.

Participate in events like the American Indian Student Cultural House Fall Feast and Frybread Fridays with the American Indian Cultural Center (AISCC).

Explore your interest in a STEM career in the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES).

You can also live, socialize, and study with other students who are interested in American Indian culture in the American Indian Cultural House Living Learning Community.

Study American Indian cultures

In the nation's oldest American Indian Studies program with departmental status, you can study indigenous languages (Dakota or Ojibwe), literature, art, philosophy, and socioeconomic issues.

Recent class offerings include "Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights," and "American Indian Oral Traditions," or "American Indian Tribal Governments and Politics."

Circle of Indigenous Nations

The Circle of Indigenous Nations fosters an environment that allows students to feel a sense of community on campus, and contributes to the strengthening and development of all students through culturally specific services and activities.

In addition, the Circle of Indigenous Nations strives to connect the richness of the surrounding American Indian communities with the strengths of the University's research, education and teaching.

"My experience in the American Indian Cultural House (AICH) during my first year was wonderful. I really enjoyed having a group of people who I could share experiences with as Natives. I think we were all interested in learning more about ourselves and each other."
-Stephanie Zadora, Seneca Nation of New York

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