IAIA to Host Dartmouth Native American Studies Program

May 15th, 2015 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive

IAIA president Robert Martin (left) with Dartmouth College’s Native American Studies Department chair, N. Bruce Duthu.

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will host Dartmouth College’s first off-campus program offered by the Department of Native American Studies, beginning in the fall of 2015.

The program, which focuses on Native American art and tribal law and government, was developed by Native American Studies Department chair N. Bruce Duthu. After an extensive search for the right location for the program, Dartmouth selected IAIA due to its nearby Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo reservations. The program’s primary goal will be for students to engage Native communities in ways that aren’t possible on Dartmouth’s Hanover, New Hampshire campus.

IAIA president, Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation), says, “The collaborative partnership will be mutually beneficial to IAIA and Dartmouth College by enriching learning opportunities for both our student populations. We look forward to hosting the Dartmouth faculty, students, and alumni at our beautiful campus and museum.”

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