Native American Natural Resource Program
The Native American Natural Resource Program (NANRP) provides Native students with the services and resources they need for a successful academic experience here at the University of Montana.
The mission of the NANRP is to provide Native American students enrolled in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation with educational opportunities and support that will assist and guide them as they earn their undergraduate degree.
Some of the services the NANRP offers Native American students enrolled in the college:
- academic and financial aid advising (including transfer advising)
- internship and seasonal job placement
- And scholarship searches
The University of Montana acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish and Kalispel people. We honor the path they have always shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come.
- The University of Montana values leadership, engagement, diversity, and sustainability, because our institution is committed to respect, welcome, encourage, and celebrate the differences among us. Read more about UM's Diversity Advisory Council.
- Read the Resolution to reconstitute Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day, passed by ASUM on Sept. 30, 2015.
- Read the City of Missoula's proclamation on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women Awareness Day, designated as Feb. 14, 2018.
- Read the journal article "Native American Student Perspectives of Challenges in Natural Resource Higher Education" from the Journal of Forestry, 2017 - our former coordinator Ruth Swaney is a co-author.
Watch Dean Nicolai, head of Native American Studies at Salish Kootenai College, present Indigenous Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management. This talk took place on Sept. 9, 2019 as part of the Salish Kootenai College Faculty Seminar at the University of Montana.
Resources for Native American Students at UM
- UM Diversity Advisory Council
- American Indian Student Services
- Kyiyo: Native American Student Association
- American Indian Gateway
- Native American Studies Program
- Native American Center of Excellence: Skaggs School of Pharmacy
- Indigenous Research and STEM Education
- TRiO Student Support Services
- VETS Office
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and American Indian Tuition Waiver Application
- The Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership
Forestry Bldg. Rm. 101
Spring 2019 Office Hours
Monday 1 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m.
Thursday 12 to 2 p.m.
Or available by appointment
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