The mission of the American Indian Studies Department is to educate, inspire, and prepare undergraduate students for engaged careers and/or graduate school and to be an educational hub and site for community participation and learning focused on the Indigenous peoples of the Americas and the Pacific.



Joanne Barker, Professor and Chair


News and Announcements



Official Call for Stories (pdf.)

American Indian Studies

Call for Temporary Non-Tenure Track Faculty Pool

2020 - 2021

American Indian Studies is currently accepting applications for the department lecturer pool for 2020-2021.

Spring 2020 Open Courses (pdf.)


Congratulations to AIS major Cathleen Manuel for being awarded an internship with the Golden Gate National Parks and Service Conservancy at Fort Mason, Special Uses and Services Division.

Congratulations to the Johnet Scholarship Recipients for 2019-2020

  • Michelle Banko (Hoopa Valley), B.S., Nursing
  • Olivia Chapin (Cherokee/Mohican), B.S., Nursing

Stay tuned for information about the Spring Red Tawks schedule.