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Indigenous nations programs expanding

March 6, 2008


Kansas University's Center for Indigenous Nations Studies is expanding its programs, said Danny Anderson, acting director.

"We are very committed to keeping indigenous nations studies as a program that we have going and are seeking ways to make it stronger," he said.

Anderson said KU is considering changing the center's name to Global Center for Indigenous Nations Studies by the start of the next fiscal year. "The program is set up to be very internationally focused," he said. "One of the things we are trying to do is strengthen the program by aligning it more closely with some of the international things going on."

Anderson also said the center, which opened in 1997, will continue to offer a master's degree in indigenous studies. So far, 29 students have received degrees in the program. KU plans to begin offering undergraduate classes this fall.


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