Northwest Indian College Tribal Museum Studies Program

TMSD 201 Introduction to Tribal Museum Studies
Course Instructor: Sara Siestreem, MFA

This course and program is offered ONLINE in a hybrid format. Hybrid courses are supported through regularly scheduled video conferencing (face-to-face) classes with the instructor. Class includes 4 hours of academic study each week. This includes 2 hours of face-to-face class time and approximately 2 hours of additional classwork each week.

Class will meet online Fridays, 12:00—2:00 PM. A headset and microphone are required; a webcam is preferred, but optional for students.

This 4 -credit course will:
-present an overview of museums with an emphasis on tribal museums and cultural centers
-explore the ethical and legal issues related to Native people and the museums that portray their histories
-contrast mainstream museums and community-driven tribal museums
-discuss the skills needed for careers in museums, as Native artists and more

Class dates: Sept. 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21; Dec. 5, 12
Sara Siestreem, MFA is a contemporary Native American Artist, scholar, consultant and educator. Sara is Hanis Coos and an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Tribes from the South Coast of Oregon. She earned her BS (Phi Kappa Phi) at PSU and an MFA (with distinction) from Pratt Art Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
FALL QTR. 2014 Sept. 22 - Dec. 12

Registration and more information:
To learn more about the Tribal Museum Studies Program, or to register, please contact:
Susan Given-Seymour at, ph. 360.392.4248
Tami Chock at, ph. 360.392.4259

More information HERE

The Northwest Indian College is committed to providing indigenous peoples with opportunities to learn about and develop skills related to tribal history and cultural arts.  Through courses, workshops and trainings people in the Tribal Museum Studies Program will further their knowledge for careers working in tribal museums and cultural centers.