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Indigenous Studies Circle

Photo Credit: Karen Clarkson (Choctaw Nation).

The Indigenous Studies Circle is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students dedicated to the study and discussion of Indigenous thought, both in the Americas and beyond.

For the Fall 2022 semester, the ISC is reading through portions of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States and listening to episodes from the All My Relations and This Land podcasts. The aim is to provide us with the necessary grounding in historical and legal predicament of Indigenous groups in the United States of America. From here the group plans to move beyond this context to consider Canada and the Americas more generally. Group members dictate the topics and subjects we discuss. The ISC also has at least one field trip a semester. In time, and with group interest, we will begin to shift our focus to building ties to local Indigenous organizations and work to break down the barrier between the academy and the wider community in which we are a part. 

For more information on the ISC, contact Getty Lustila (

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