Welcome to Indigenous Programs at CSER!

The Center offers many academic and extracurricular opportunities for its students. Check out our Indigenous Summer Studies Program and speakers.

FEATURED EVENT – 2016 Indigenous Forum: A Conversation with David Archambault


Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault provides his insights on the Dakota Access oil pipeline and the subsequent response. Recorded at Columbia University’s International Affairs building on October 26th, 2016

The Standing Rock Sioux are at the center of the dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which will cut north of the reservation border, crossing sacred sites and jeopardizing Standing Rock’s water supply. Hundreds of tribes have offered support and thousands of protesters have mobilized to protect Standing Rock.

CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.
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