About Our Program
American Indian Studies has a rich history at UW-Eau Claire. Established in 1976 by Ms. Veda Stone, the American Indian Studies program started as an effort to recruit more American Indian students to the University. As interest grew in the special interests and concerns of Indian students, curricula were developed that both featured Native perspectives, and also targeted Native audiences. More history...
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Blugold Spotlight Major & Student Services Fair
On Friday, March 7th, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will be holding its Blugold Spotlight Day, which will include an admissions presentation and a Majors Fair. The American Indian Studies program will attend the fair, and we welcome prospective students to stop by our table. We will discuss the American Indian Studies Major and Minor requirements as well as further opportunities for students within our program. Please stop by and say hello! Registration for the event is available through Admissions.
Bob Bell to Teach AIS 101
This summer, Bob Bell, a new faculty member and recent UW-Eau Claire graduate with a MA in History, will teach AIS 101: Introduction to American Indian History and Cultures. The course will meet June 2 through July 27, Monday-Thursday from 10:00-11:15am. It is a three credit course, offering three diversity credits and GE-IIIG. Bob's thesis, "Many Cultures, One Family: Celebrating Cultural Diversity, Across Tribal Lines at the Santa Fe Indian School," directly correlates with many of AIS 101's high points.
For a complete listing of AIS offered courses, see our course catalog.