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A degree for changing times

American Indian studies courses provide rich opportunities for you to create and enhance workplace-ready skills, especially those related to cultural competency. Our graduates, whether an AIS major, minor or certificate holder, are well served by a curriculum that provides the background and cultural knowledge needed to thrive on both a personal and professional level.

Students quickly find value within the AIS program, especially as it relates to the workplace. For example, the Ho-Chunk Nation in Western Wisconsin finds that it must provide introductory cultural orientations for all non-Native employees in order to create respectful and informed relationships in the workplace. Even just one course in the AIS offerings, such as AIS 101 Introduction to American Indian History & Cultures, can provide invaluable insights for graduates.

American Indian Studies: An Overview

American Indian Studies courses provide rich opportunities to create and enhance workplace-ready skills for our graduates, especially as they relate to an economy increasingly geared toward cultural competency.

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2022 Excellence Awards winners

Faculty, staff recognized for excellence at Blugold Breakfast

Eight UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members were honored at the academic year opening meeting. Each award recipient received a university medallion and $1,500.

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Students on the Pine Ridge immersion trip at the Wounded Knee Memorial

Immersion is key to AIS

A central element to the American Indian studies program is extensive opportunities for cultural immersion, at local, regional, and national levels.

Absorb culture first-hand
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