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.
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...
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.
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...
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.