Native American Studies

The Native American Studies Program carries out the University of Maine’s commitment to diversity through the comparative study of the cultures, history, and contemporary life of the aboriginal peoples and nations of North America, with a focus on the Wabanaki tribes. As an academic unit, we administer a minor in Native American Studies, open to all students at the University of Maine, consisting of courses offered by the program and by other appropriate departments.

The Program works with other units to promote research on the Wabanaki and other Northeastern tribes. It seeks to acquire and disseminate resources in this area to scholars and educators at all levels, from elementary school to graduate school. The Native American Studies Program seeks to make knowledge of Wabanaki and other American Indian nations available to the citizens of Maine and beyond through teaching, research, and outreach.