Statement of Purpose

The Native Studies Forum is an organization founded at New York University to build a community of faculty, students, staff, and community members concerned with historical, political, and cultural matters related to Native Americans and indigenous people. The overarching goals of the organization are to strengthen relevant scholarly research, teaching, collaboration, and communication, to encourage and advertise relevant curricular offerings, to facilitate faculty diversity by the hire of Native American and indigenous scholars, to welcome, recruit, and support Native American and indigenous students, and to collaborate with Native American and indigenous organizations in the area.