Puget Sound Community Classes
Crash Course in Native American Studies
and Contemporary Issues
Taught by Doris Tinsley (Shinnecock/Unkechaug)
This course is an introduction to the histories, social organizations, political experiences, and current issues of Native American communities. The instructor is an Indigenous Puget Sound staff member (not a professor), who will explore, together with course participants, how to appropriately learn and raise awareness of issues in Native America. We will include History, English, Anthropology, Religion, Philosophy, Art History, Film Studies, and Ecology.
NOTE: This course is not part of a degree program and is open to everyone. No academic credit is granted and there are no grades.
About the Instructor:
Doris Tinsley (Shinnecock/Unkechaug) is the Assistant Director of Access Programs in the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity at the University of Puget Sound. Doris is the Founder and CEO of the Native American in Higher Education & Mentorship, an organization whose mission is to provide national mentorship opportunities for Native Americans and gain access to higher education. Doris received her BS in Sociology and American Indian Studies from Virginia Tech; she also received a certificate in Leadership and Sustainability for Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences from South Dakota State University. Now she is working on a Master’s degree in Tribal Administration and Governance from the University of Minnesota.
10 – 11:30AM on the following dates:
July 1, July 8, July 22, July 29 (no class July 15)
Howarth Hall (building #18) Room 212
$30 for the course
$10 for one-time registration fee