Local & Global Collaborations
Our department connects students and scholars across three UW campuses, dozens of academic disciplines, international research centers, and the Burke Museum to honor and create Indigenous Knowledge.Our Partnerships
Honoring the Legacy of an Artist & Teacher
As a tribute to Marvin Oliver's life and legacy, we invite you to consider making a gift to a cause that was important to him: support of undergraduate students in the Department of American Indian Studies.Support AIS Students
AIS graduates pursue careers in public affairs, education, law, filmmaking, the sciences, and more. Many of our Indigenous alumnae are presently leaders in Native communities.Alumni News
Connecting in the Present
Our many American Indian, Alaska Native and First Nations communities find time to come together for Raven’s Feast, the Living Breath Indigenous Foods Symposium, and numerous First Nations events.Community Events
AIS Celebrates 50 Years
We are your home for American Indian Studies at UW. One of the most comprehensive programs of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, we welcome you!About Us
Find Your Community
AIS students, both native and non-native, enjoy close relationships with faculty mentors, small class sizes, and active student groups.Our Programs
Graduate Certificate in American Indian and Indigenous Studies
The theory and practice of Indigenous knowledge intersects with many fields, including history, literature, anthropology, political science, art, and linguistics. Add a certificate in American Indian and Indigenous Studies to your graduate degree to expand your knowledge of community based research methods that connect the local and the global. This certificate will be available beginning in winter 2020.
News & Events
- Christopher B. Teuton, Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club
- "I Am Not Pocahontas"
- The Truly Diverse Faculty: New Dialogues in American Higher Education
- Dian Million, Trauma, Power, and the Therapeutic: Speaking Psychotherapeutic Narratives in an Era of Indigenous Human Rights”
- "Violence against Indigenous Women: Fun, Sexy, and No Big Deal on the Big Screen"
- Dian Million, Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights