Efforts Continue for Native American Studies Minor

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Students and faculty at Brooklyn College have been long calling for the implementation of a Native American Studies minor that would focus on the history of colonization and the process of decolonization in the United States. Advocates for the minor are demanding the college to take more steps toward building the Native American presence on campus.

“We can develop classes in Native and Indigenous Studies, but if we don’t have people to consistently teach, shepherd, and grow it, then we can’t have a viable minor,” Professor Diana Pan, the director of BC’s American Studies Program, wrote in an email to The Vanguard. “We need full-time, faculty experts in Indigenous American Studies (and more than one) to fully nurture a minor.”