Piikani Language and Culture Division

Piikani Studies Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Program

The Piikani Studies program is designed to broaden the student’s knowledge of Piikani cultural values, language, history, government relations and contemporary issues. The course work also examines other Native American Indian contributions and contemporary lifestyles. The Piikani Studies program is appropriate for students preparing for careers in education, health care, business, law, museum work or tribal affairs. The Piikani Studies program also prepares students for further study in a Baccalaureate plan of study at a four-year institution.

The Learning Outcomes from the Piikani Studies degree program are as follows:

  • Demonstrate a level of understanding and knowledge of Piikani culture, language, traditions and technologies.
  • Identify, relate and explain changes of social structure of the Piikani on a historical and contemporary level
  • Develop the ability to analyze, think and critique the ever changing information regarding Native Americans on local tribal governance and leadership, national and international arenas.
  • Explain and relate how cultural models and methodologies have impacted study of Native American ideologies.(i.e. American and European Colonialism)
  • *Students majoring in Blackfeet Studies are required to take the General Core Requirements

Piikani Language Studies Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Program

The Piikani Language Studies curriculum is designed to promote language Proficiency in accordance with Piikani Language standards, which are equivalent to national standards for language acquisition. Students will have an opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of the Piikani communication process by taking beginning, intermediate and advanced Piikani Language courses. Knowledge gained from the classes in this program will enable the student to converse in the Piikani Language and understand the philosophy that controls its usage.

The Learning Outcomes from the Blackfeet Language Studies degree program are as follows:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Piikani culture, traditions, technologies, and language..
  • Demonstrate cultural teaching models and methodologies of Language.
  • Relate to the Piikani human condition in the aspects of social, cultural and personal contexts.
  • *Students majoring in Blackfeet Language Studies are required to take the General Core Requirements.

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Piikani Studies Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Program

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Blackfeet Studies is designed to enhance the student’s knowledge of Blackfeet culture and values. The student will gain knowledge in the areas of language, history, arts and crafts, contemporary issues and other Native American Indian contributions to contemporary lifestyles. The Blackfeet Studies Program will prepare students for careers as cultural consultants, interpretation, Blackfeet mentors or tribal affairs.

The Learning Outcomes from the Blackfeet Studies degree program are as follows:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Blackfeet culture, traditions, technologies, and language.
  • Demonstrate cultural teaching models and methodologies.
  • Relate to the Piikani human condition in the aspects of social, cultural and personal contexts.
    *To obtain an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Blackfeet Studies, all students must meet the Vocational Core Requirements

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