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American Indian Studies

Welcome to AIS

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Idaho was established to provide and advance quality education for and about American Indians of Idaho, the region, and the nation. In fulfilling this mission, the Program is committed to meet the changing needs of Idaho's Indian tribes and all Idaho citizens through excellence in teaching, research, and service.

In its academic program, the department provides concentrated study through an undergraduate minor and a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an American Indian Studies emphasis.

Students in any major can also gain a multicultural perspective through AIS course offerings. The Program, through its research and other creative efforts, actively pursues interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of American Indian/Native American Studies.

Our Core Values include:

  • Honesty
  • Generosity
  • Kindness and Openness
  • Hard Work
  • Family
  • Spirituality
  • Humor and Respect
Poet Natalie Diaz

Reading from her book "When My Brother was an Aztec" | May 2 - 7 p.m. at Bookpeople of Moscow. More

A place for resources and information. More

A program focused on Tribal Law, Federal Indian Law, and the intersection of State Law. More