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.
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.
Tiya Miles Teaching Fellow: Sarah Sadlier Tuesday/Thursday, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM ET
This combined lecture/discussion course explores histories of women from diverse Indigenous nations within the current boundaries of the United States. The course traces multiple themes that intersect Native women’s lives: concepts of family and intimate relationships; spiritual understandings and notions of tradition; gender roles and cross-cultural gender difference; processes and kinds of colonialism, conceptions of land and effects of land dispossession; cultural negotiation, change, and...
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...
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.