Indigenous Studies


About This Program

The Indigenous Studies Certificate program at Itasca is designed for students who have an interest in developing a career or learning more about the indigenous people of North America.

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Degrees & Credits

Certificate (27 credits)


Global Dialogues

Program Features

Active student organizations and activities

The Itasca Multicultural Student Affairs office supports activities to improve the retention of students of color and sustain a campus environment that promotes racial tolerance. The Itasca American Indian student organization, O-Gitch-I-Dah Club and the Itasca Minority Student Club offer opportunities for the on-campus club participation and leadership skill development. In addition to sponsoring scholarships and other advisement related duties, these clubs also have sponsored the following activities:

  • Activities that honor and recognize November as Native American Heritage Month featuring nationally known speakers and performing artists
  • American Indian Student Academic Awards Dinner, recognizing those students who are making outstanding academic progress
  • Indian Fry Bread Taco Day
  • Annual Itasca pow-wow, featuring drummers and dancers from the Bug O Nay Ge Shig “Silver Eagle” Drum and Dance group as well as members from the local community

Meet the Faculty

Harold Annette

Multicultural Student Affairs