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2024 Native American and Indigenous Studies Field Summer School

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photo of students and Faculty at the NAIS Summer Field School
Students and faculty at the Munsee Three Sisters Farm

Montclair State’s Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) program will be running a community-engaged summer field school from May 14 to June 7, 2024. Students will learn from tribal leaders and Montclair faculty about challenges facing NJ’s indigenous communities related to their recognition and survival.

The field school will include a blend of traditional classroom learning, fieldwork, hands-on learning, and working as part of a research team.

Specific activities include:

  • working with tribal members to create a digital document archive related to the Ringwood Superfund site located in the Ramapough Turtle Clan homeland
  • identifying and recording features of Native cultural heritage which may include a cemetery clean up as well as documentation of the Lenape ceremonial stone landscape
  • creating resources to support tribal language learning and revitalization
  • working at the tribally operated Munsee Three Sisters farm to support of Ramapough food sovereignty

The field school will meet Tuesday-Friday 4 days/week for 4 weeks 8:30am – 4:30pm. Students are expected to commit to the project full time. We will meet on the MSU campus as well as other locations including the Munsee Three Sisters Farm in Newton, NJ and the Ringwood Public Library. Transportation and meals will be provided when we visit off-campus sites. Students accepted to the field school will receive a stipend to offset personal expenses.

Please complete the following form to apply:
2024 NAIS Field Summer School Application
Application deadline: Friday, March 8, 2024, 5:00pm
Questions? Contact the programs directors at nais@montclair.edu

Download the 2024 NAIS Field Summer School Flyer