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ERIC Number: EJ787789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
Developing an American Indian Studies Program: A View from Ground Zero
Cook, Samuel R.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v27 n4 p133-145 2003
In this article, the author describes the development of the Virginia Tech American Indian Studies (AIS) program. This program, though a fledgling one, has embodied the guiding principles of an authentic AIS program throughout its brief existence. This program was created in 1999 at the request of some of the state's indigenous peoples and has been guided by a collaborative mandate ever since. Although Virginia Tech's program might not be "time-tested," the author believes that the initiatives they have put in place in a short period provide important models for holistic approaches to American Indian studies. (Contains 24 notes.)
American Indian Studies Center at UCLA. 3220 Campbell Hall, Box 951548, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548. Tel: 310-825-7315; Fax: 310-206-7060; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia