Native American and Indigenous studies raises questions that are critical for a meaningful liberal arts education. Concepts such as power, citizenship, culture, identity, justice and sovereignty take on new meanings in the context of colonialism and the struggles, past and present, of Indigenous peoples.
Five Colleges in the Kwinitekw Valley
The northeast region’s Kwinitekw (Connecticut River) Valley sits at a crossroads of Indigenous nations and continues to be a central gathering place for Native American and Indigenous Studies scholars as well as for Native American and Indigenous leaders, artists, writers, and activists.
Research and Learning Opportunities
- The Kim-Wait Eisenberg Native American LIterature Collection at Amherst College
- The Sophia Smith Oral History Collection at Smith College
- Workshops with local and international authors
- Internships with regional and international Indigenous NGOs
- Symposia and guest lectures with visiting tribal scholars, writers and artists