American Indians share many of the same concerns as other people of color, such as equal access to education, jobs, and health care. They also have unique issues. These include disputes related to land ownership and the rights of tribes to govern themselves.
Students in American Indian studies look at both types of issues as well as the concerns of specific tribes, communities, families, and individuals.
If you enter this field, you'll learn how American Indians protest against and resist the cruel treatment they often receive from the United States government. You'll also explore the efforts they are making today to reclaim their land and revive their cultural practices.