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AIS 420/502- American Indian Research Methods

Department of Interior

The Department of the Interior was created in 1849 to oversee the 'domestic' affairs of the nation.  Currently, Interior 'protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.'

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.