Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies

Welcome to Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies

The study of Native American and indigenous peoples raises issues 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.

Faculty, staff and students meet regularly to discuss concerns of tribal people, culture and histories, with emphasis on the heritage of the tribes of the Northeastern region of North America.