Consistent with the Harvard University Charter of 1650 calling for the "education of English and Indian youth," HUNAP has developed partnerships with established faculties at Harvard to build viable programs of research, teaching, and outreach on issues affecting the lives of Indigenous peoples.


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Ann Braude

Senior Lecturer on American Religious History at Harvard Divinity School
Director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program
Dan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter

Allie S. Freed Professor of Government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Director of Social Sciences at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Davíd Carrasco

Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America
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Joseph Gone

Faculty Director of HUNAP
Professor of Anthropology and of Global Health and Social Medicine
Joseph Kalt

Joseph Kalt

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government
Professor KInew

Shawon Kinew

Assistant Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture
Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute
Matt Liebmann

Matt Liebmann

Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology
Professor Miles

Tiya Miles

Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
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Featured HUNAP Faculty Courses

DEV 501M Native Americans in the 21st Century: Nation Building I





Joe Kalt
January Term, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15

This course examines the challenges that contemporary Native American tribes and nations face as they endeavor to rebuild their communities, strengthen their cultures, and support their citizens. The range of issues that Native leaders and policymakers confront is wide and encompass political sovereignty, economic development, constitutional reform, cultural promotion, land and water rights, religious freedom, health and social welfare, and education. Because the challenges are broad and comprehensive, the course emphasizes the...

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GOV 1338 Institutional Development in Native America





Dan Carpenter
Mondays/Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET

Examines the challenges and strategies of advocacy, sovereignty building and institutional development among Native Nations in the U.S.  Includes engaged scholarship working with Native Nations on these issues.

HIST 97P "What is Indigenous History?"





Phil Deloria
Sophomore Tutorial, History Department
Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM ET

What is it to be Indigenous?  Is indigeneity a contemporary political formation, the product of centuries of colonial and imperial incursions into the lands of others?  Is it an aboriginal, autochthonous presence that has existed from ancient time, with a continuity based on both survival and self-possession?  Or something else entirely?  While many first peoples prefer culturally specific identities over the general term indigenous, others embrace Indigeneity...

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Nation Building Course

As part of this mission, HUNAP funded the Nation Building II graduate course offered through the Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Over the last several years, more than 80 Nation Building II Projects have been performed on behalf of tribes and tribal organizations.

Course Information & Past Projects