2021-2023 Catalog

CSOV 490 Honoring Traditional Leadership

Becoming a leader in our respective tribal communities is a process rather than a destination. Traditional tribal leadership roles require self sacrifice for the survival of our people. And understanding of self and the dedication necessary to facilitate the social advancement of our representative communities is a pivotal point in reclaiming traditional tribal leadership. Requirements: By permission of instructor




  1. Identify a specific case where tribal values influenced a major decision Interview elders Write a biographical sketch on a tribal leader(s) involved Research Written report Reflections throughout the quarter Demonstrate a clearly understood knowledge of tribal sovereignty as it pertains to the US government and tribal relationships that govern the trust responsibility Lectures in class Class discussions Listening to elder panels Readings Create a Portfolio of traditional knowledge about leadership values including key words in your native language Weekly reflections Final oral presentation vetted by a panel of faculty and elders