2021-2023 Catalog

CSOV 101 Introduction to Cultural Sovereignty

This is an introductory course that covers a broad range of knowledge using the guiding principles of indigenousness and sovereignty toward the defense of our homelands. Native Studies is an academic framework that emerges from within, is reposited in place, and teaches cultural sovereignty from the origin stories of our ancestors. Requirement: Must be taken in first quarter (HT)




  1. Students will be able to practice listening skills by carefully paying attention to elders/speakers and summarizing the main points, using appropriate listening strategies.
  2. Students will be able to identify and describe traditional values still present in their respective communities.
  3. Students will be able to identify and give examples of their inherent rights found in the origin stories of their ancestors.
  4. Student will present a five page paper of their findings.
  5. Students will describe what language means to understanding cultural sovereignty.