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Amoski kaanaipiksi aamo nitoyis akohtaistawapsiya ki akohpayiistapoya moka'ksin..

When wisdom is shared, knowledge exchanged, and virtue glorified, a Lodge becomes a well-spring of learning for all who enter

- EARL BARLOW, Puia (Ridge), Educator, Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet) Nation

News and Updates

Spring 2014 Events

March 31 - April 4

  • Spring Break

April 18 & 19

May 17

  • UM Commencement Central ceremony will be at 10:00am. The NAS Graduation Ceremony will be held at 12noon in the NAC Bonnie HeavyRunner Gathering Place

Fall 2013 Events

  • Monday, August 26th Fall classes begin

Department News

  • NAS Majors talk about the importance of Native Americans in Higher Education
  • UM President Royce Engstrom announced the creation of the Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute during a March 6 ceremony. Located in The Payne Family Native American Center, the new facility will engage students in project-based learning and outreach. Read more.
  • Find us on facebook! Keep up to date with NAS department news and events as well as other events around campus.  Go to our Facebook page and become a fan!
  • Listen to KBGA Radio 6am on Fridays: Greeting the Sun radio show, hosted by Kevin Kicking Woman (NAS Alum & current Grad student).
  • American Indian Heritage Day 2012 video
  • Indigenous Perspectives in Mexico

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Newsletters are posted at the end of each Fall and Spring semester:

Fall 2012

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Spring/Summer 2011

Autumn 2010

Spring 2010

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Chair | Wade Davies | Email