The Department of Indigenous Studies builds on UB’s longstanding legacy as a key location for Haudenosaunee and Indigenous studies. Housed within the former Department of American Studies, UB’s Native American and Indigenous Studies programming has been defined by its emphasis on the transformative potential of grassroots-oriented activist scholarship and research.

What is Indigenous Studies?

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that centers the knowledges, priorities, aspirations and lived experiences of Indigenous peoples locally, nationally and internationally.

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Our History

The Department of Indigenous Studies builds on UB’s prior reputation in Native American Studies and specifically Haudenosaunee Studies. Housed within the Department of American Studies, the strength of this program is attributed to the legacies of Haudenosaunee scholars, activists and educators.

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Community Engagement

With support of the Indigenous Studies department student groups are involving the UB community in Indigenous centered events that share our foods, culture, heritage and worldviews.

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