Native American and Indigenous Programs

The Native American and Indigenous Programs Path of Study guides you from introductory to advanced work within the field. It helps you plan which programs you might take as you progress, while providing breadth, depth, and consistency throughout your time here at Evergreen.

Note: You can join or leave a Path of Study at any time and your credits will always count toward your Bachelor’s degree.

About Native American and Indigenous Programs

Founded upon visionary leadership and long-term relationships between Pacific Northwest Tribes and the college, the Native American and Indigenous Programs Path represents a combination of academic and public service programs that embrace Indigenous knowledge as a field of interconnected study. With a curriculum that focuses on issues of cultural revitalization, decolonization, and responsible governance, the full- and part-time programs and courses reflect the vitality and diversity of Indigenous communities.

  • Explore enduring cultural and artistic traditions
  • Learn about the global effects of colonialism
  • Develop the skills to assume positions of leadership
  • Participate in empowering systems of learning
  • Connect to your own community
  • Prepare for graduate school and professional work

Our outstanding facilities include a Longhouse, Fiber Arts Studio, and Carving Studio. Through a blend of multiple teaching philosophies and research methodologies, we reflect the many audiences that our programs and our graduates serve.

Learn more about this field of study.

Foundational programs

Foundational Programs for 2019–20
Fall 2019Winter 2020Spring 2020
Catastrophe
Place, Memory, Narrative: Northwest Coast Native Art and Literature
Indigenous People and the Pacific World
Foundational Programs for 2020–21
Fall 2020Winter 2021Spring 2021
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Native Programs Foundation TBD
Reality Check: Indian Images and [Mis]Representations
Foundational Programs for 2021–22
Fall 2021Winter 2022Spring 2022
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Native Women Standing Strong for Justice
Foundational Programs for 2022–23
Fall 2022Winter 2023Spring 2023
Native Programs Foundation TBD
Foundational Programs for 2023–24
Fall 2023Winter 2024Spring 2024
Catastrophe
Place, Memory, Narrative: Northwest Coast Native Art and Literature
Indigenous People and the Pacific World

Advanced programs

Advanced Programs for 2019–20
Fall 2019Winter 2020Spring 2020
Indigenous Education/Child Welfare: Laws, Policies, Lived Experience
Advanced Programs for 2020–21
Fall 2020Winter 2021Spring 2021
Conceptualizing Native Place
Native Programs Advanced (Peterson & Peterson)
Advanced Programs for 2021–22
Fall 2021Winter 2022Spring 2022
Thinking in Indian: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Resistance
Filming Stories of the Land
Native Programs Advanced (McCarty)
Native Programs Advanced (Ackley)
Advanced Programs for 2022–23
Fall 2022Winter 2023Spring 2023
You Can’t Handle the Truth
Native Programs Advanced (McCarty)
Native Programs Advanced (McCarty)
Advanced Programs for 2023–24
Fall 2023Winter 2024Spring 2024
Native Programs Advanced (Peterson & Peterson)