Native American/Indigenous

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Campus Organizations

 

Native American Student Association (NASA)

We are the Native American Student Association of UNT, aiming to foster a dialogue between indigenous students and the greater UNT community about issues affecting native lives and our communities. Everyone is welcome to attend and communicate in meetings.

 

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Sciences (UNT SACNAS)

The Purpose of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Sciences (SACNAS) UNT Chapter is to promote the mission of SACNAS and to offer educational and professional development resources and opportunities to students interested in the sciences. The Mission of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Sciences (SACNAS) UNT Chapter are To build a strong thriving organization at the University of North Texas. To further the work of, to improve the effectiveness of, and to enhance the public understanding of and appreciation for Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in science; To cooperate with other individuals, organizations, clubs, and other groups whose purposes include the achievement of public understanding for Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in the sciences; To promote student recruitment and retention of Chicanos, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in science at the University of North Texas; and To provide a forum for students from different science majors and science related majors to come together for academic, community service and social activities at the University of North Texas.

 

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Native American/Indigenous Focused Courses

Make sure to check the class schedule, course catalog, or with your academic advisor to make sure the classes are available.

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Courses

  • AEAH 4819 - Topics in Native American Art
  • ANTH 3110 - Indigenous Peoples of North America
  • ANTH 3120 - Indigenous Cultures of the Southwest
  • HIST 4200 - The Spanish Frontier in North America
  • HIST 4210 - Southern Plains Indian History
  • HIST 4780 - Indian Policy in United States History

 

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Allied Community Groups

Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas

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The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a successful 46-year history of providing culturally-sensitive, community-based services to meet the diverse needs of over 76,000 American Indians/Alaska Natives living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

UITCT offers the following services: Primary Care Clinic, Dental Clinic, Pharmacy, Behavioral Health Counseling, Employment and Training Program. With a governing board of 9 and a full-time staff of 39, the majority of UITCT’s funding is for the Primary Care Clinic, which is part of the Urban Indian Health Program. Funding sources include Indian Health Service contracts and grants, State of Texas Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Services Program, U.S. Department of Labor grant, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs grant, and Federal grants.

The Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas serves American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) who are members of federally-recognized tribes. The state of Texas is home to 267,204 AI/AN’s, comprising 1% of the state’s population, 76,392 of them residing within UITCT’s 11-county service area.

 

Red Earth, Inc. – Oklahoma City

2100 NE 52nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111 | (405) 427-5228 | Website

Red Earth, Inc. is an Oklahoma City-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve, and promulgate the rich traditions of American Indian History and Cultures. The corporation operates the Red Earth Museum, a year-round cultural facility located at the Kirkpatrick Air Space and Science Museum at Omniplex, and also produces the annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival during the second weekend of June. Red Earth has nearly 1,500 volunteers who work for the continuing success of the museum and annual Red Earth Festival.

 

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Resources

Lilly Ramin with UNT Libraries created a page highlighting online resource specific to Native American Heritage Month that includes online books, media, and events - all you need are your UNT credentials. If you have suggestions, contact her at Lilly.Ramin@unt.edu.