Mission

The KU Indigenous Studies Program:

  • Supports multidisciplinary research and professional development solidly grounded in Indigenous methodologies, issues, and perspectives.
  • Equips students with the knowledge and skills to conduct theoretical and applied research and to develop innovative solutions to issues facing Indigenous communities.
  • Educates students to become innovative and capable scholars, leaders, and mentors who bring Indigenous perspectives to academic settings, government and other public service, and the private sector.
  • Connects students with Indigenous Nations and communities in our region, the U.S., and the world. In particular, ISP engages with and supports Haskell Indian Nations University students, faculty, and staff through the sharing of academic resources and knowledge.

 

VALUES

KU ISP is committed to:

  • Recognizing and honoring the ongoing histories of the Indigenous peoples of Kansas.
  • Understanding the global context in which Indigenous peoples live and persist.
  • Demonstrating the relevance and value of Indigenous perspectives to other disciplines.
  • Recognizing and honoring the inherent right to Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination, and autonomy.
  • KU ISP is student-focused.
  • Developing Indigenous leadership by recruiting Indigenous students and faculty.
  • Creating programming to engage and enhance the lives of students, the KU and Haskell communities, and the Lawrence community.

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