Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Matthew Hermanen
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Colin Fieldsen
dc.coverage.spatialBozeman (Mont.)en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the relationship between Montana State University-Native American Studies and Montana's tribal colleges. The thesis seeks to bridge the academic classroom with the pragmatic tribal community through outreach efforts. The author attempts to gauge the interest, between Fort Peck Community College and MSU-NAS, as to implementing measures such as a student exchange program and MSU-NAS tribal community service initiative. Measures such as these seek to improve communication, cooperation, and collaboration between the two institutions. The author's methods include conducting multiple interviews with MSU-NAS faculty, tribal college faculty, MSU-NAS graduate students, and former MSU-NAS graduate students. The author also traveled to Fort Peck Community College on two separate occasions to discuss these ideas. The results of these trips and interviews evidence a clear desire within the MSUNAS department, as well as at FPCC, to foster a stronger relationship through efforts such as a student exchange program and possibly a tribal community service initiative. The author concludes that more formal efforts made by MSU-NAS towards FPCC will improve the department's outreach component. The author also concludes that the faculty at FPCC, particularly Vice-President of Academic Affairs Dr. Florence Garcia, will be receptive of these efforts and open to a dialogue regarding increased cooperation and collaboration between the two institutions. The author believes that a formal memo of understanding, drafted by MSU-NAS and sent to FPCC, detailing the efforts that MSU-NAS is willing to make regarding a student exchange program would be helpful to this end. The author also concludes with a recommendation that a formal dialogue begins among MSU-NAS faculty, which examines ways in which MSU-NAS can have a more practical relationship with Montana's tribal communities.en
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Scienceen
dc.subject.lcshMontana State University--Bozemanen
dc.subject.lcshIndian universities and collegesen
dc.subject.lcshIndians of North Americaen
dc.titleThe pragmatism of Native American Studies : an examination of Native American Studies at Montana State University and its relationship to Montana's tribal collegesen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2011 by Colin Fields Milleren
thesis.catalog.ckey1659576en, Graduate Committee: Kristen T. Ruppel; Lawrence Grossen American Studies.en

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

MSU uses DSpace software, copyright © 2002-2017  Duraspace. For library collections that are not accessible, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and timely access to users with disabilities. For assistance, please submit an accessibility request for library material.