University’S Indian Studies Top Ranked

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Arizona State University ranked as one of the most influential universities in the country when it comes to Native American studies and education, according to a national study.

Moreover, ASU American Indian Studies Director and Professor John Tippeconnic is one of the most influential people in the field, concluded Hollie J. Mackey, University of Oklahoma assistant professor of education, and Linda Sue Warner, special assistant to the president on Indian affairs at Northeastern A&M College in Miami, Okla. They noted that The Journal of American Indian Education published by the ASU Center for Indian Education serves as one of the most influential sources of information in the study.

The study also listed Northern Arizona University as one of the top five universities for Native American studies nationally.

Arizona is home to 22 tribes and 28 percent of the state is comprised of tribal lands. Tippeconnic is recognized as one of the most influential professors in American Indian/Alaska Native education among a cohort of 20 professors from throughout the nation.

ASU has one of the highest American Indian/Native American student populations in the nation with approximately 2,000 Native American students currently enrolled. A new American Indian Studies master’s program offers a comprehensive view of Native American life with the opportunity to work directly with tribes.

ASU is also home to the American Indian Policy Institute that serves as a resource for research, partnerships and entrepreneurial endeavors that involve Arizona’s tribes and tribal nations throughout the United States.

American Indian Studies faculty at ASU are all American Indians and members of tribal nations while American Indian Student Support Services supports the academic achievement and personal success of American Indian students while promoting traditional culture at Arizona State University.

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