Montana State University

Department of Native American Studies

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172340
Bozeman, MT 59717-2340

Tel: (406) 994-3881
Fax: (406) 994-3343
Location: 2-179 Wilson Hall

Department Chair

Walter Fleming


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Department of Native American Studies

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Native Canadian documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin spoke at MSU on May 2, 2011. Obomsawin screened three of her films: "When All the Leaves Are Gone," "Gene Boy Came Home" and excerpts from "Kanehsatake." The screenings were followed by a question and answer session with Obomsawin. Read more

The 36th annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow was held April 1-2, 2011 at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The MSU pow wow is one of the largest in Montana. Pow wow events are free and open to all. Read more

Visiting scholar Blaze Kwaymullina, an Aboriginal academic from the University of Western Australia, delivered the 2010 Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture on Nov. 10, 2010. Read more

MSU celebrated Native American Heritage Day with a variety of events scheduled on MSU's Centennial Mall on Sept. 24, 2010. The events, which pay tribute to the cultural legacy of Native American people in the U.S., included dance demonstrations, musical performances and storytelling as well as displays of traditional cultural attire. Read more






Welcome to the Department of Native American Studies at MSU!

The Department of Native American Studies was established to provide and advance quality education for and about American Indians of Montana, the region, and the nation. In fulfilling this mission, the Department is committed to meet the changing needs of Montana's Indian tribes and all Montana citizens through excellence in teaching, research, and service.

In its academic program, the department provides concentrated study through an undergraduate minor, the first online graduate certificate in Native American Studies offered, and a Master of Arts degree in Native American Studies.

Students in any major can also gain a multicultural perspective through NAS offerings in the University's core curriculum. The Department, through its research and other creative efforts, actively pursues interdisciplinary scholarship in the field of Native American Studies.