Native American and Indigenous Classes at Yale
Intro to American Indian History
Indigenous Cultures in a Global Context
This course will explore and examine the cultural production of Indigenous peoples from Australia, South America, Africa, and North America through examination of music, art, entrepreneurship, podcasts, and other forms of expression with attention to their Indigenous identities and the discourses around modernity. Indigenous studies is dominated by historical approaches. While histories of Indigenous peoples are important, the contemporary practices, narratives, and politics of Indigenous peoples also deserve our critical attention. In an effort to illuminate Indigenous peoples experiences and forms of expression and grappling with both tradition and modernity, students will examine the ways in which Indigenous peoples around the world come at the same questions, challenges, and debates from their local, specific contexts.
Contemporary Native American K-12 and Postsecondary Educational Policy
This course will explore current Native American educational policy issues, programming, funding, and success. Native American representation in policy conversations is often incomplete, complicated, or relegated to an asterisk resulting in a lack of resources, awareness, and visibility in educational policy. Native Americans account for roughly 1% or less of high school completion and college enrollment on campuses nationally. The invisibility of Native American communities contributes to the perpetuation of stereotypes and necessity for meaningful educational policies. In addition, Native American education, communities, culture, and language are most often viewed as relics and in a historical context. Emphasizing the existence of Native American people in contemporary educational systems is essential in changing the discourse and trajectory of Native American student success.
American Indians in Higher Education: Introduction to the Indigenous History of American Education
Black and Indigenous Ecologies
Writing Tribal Histories
Indians and the Spanish Borderland
Indigenous Poetics and the Politics of Resistance
Federal Indian Law and Policy
Early Native American Print Practice
Indigenous languages taught through the Native American Languages Program:
Anishinaabe (being offered Spring 2021)
Cherokee (being offered Spring 2021)
For more resources about Native American and Indigenous Studies at Yale for graduate students, please visit the Yale Group for the Study of Native America website.