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Why minor in Native American Studies?

WVU Native American Studies minors have applied their NAS education in a variety of successful professional roles, serving as educators, artists, researchers, interpreters at historical sites, engineers, legal consultants, in health care, and other meaningful careers. 

The Medicine Wheel

Medicine Wheel

The iconic NAS medicine wheel was designed by the late WVU Professor Emeritus Urban Couch (of Cherokee descent), a longstanding member of the NAS Committee.

The four points of the medicine wheel represent the cardinal directions and the four Great Powers of the wheel; the wheel represents universal harmony.

Professor Couch, former Chair of WVU’s Division of Art, was an award-winning visual artist, curator, and educator.

100 YEARS: One Woman's Fight for Justice
Join us for the film screening and discussion of this amazing woman's role as the lead plaintiff in the largest SUCCESSFUL class action suit ever filed against the US Government. Light refreshments served. Free & Open to the Public.

"100 YEARS: One Woman's Fight for Justice"

Film Screening

Celebrating Women's History Month

Tues., March 26, 2019

6:00 pm Room 104 Downtown WVU Library


Discussion Leader:

CHRISTOPHER CHANEY
(Seneca Cayuga Nation)
Federal Indian Law course instructor



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