The Center for World Indigenous Studies is an independent,
Nonprofit 501 (c) 3 founded in 1979.
Dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations. Read our story
Engage in studies that are important to both your personal and professional life. Take one of our online courses, and support scholarships for youth. Click here to see our Courses.
Join Dr. Rudolph Ryser, as he takes you on a journey of discovery of the mighty little fish, the Oolichan, also known as smelt. The Oolichan has been a mainstay of traditional food medicine, nutrition and cultural practices of the indigenous peoples of Pacific Northwest communities reaching as far north as Alaska.Read more
This course introduces some of the fundamentals of Western Herbalism. We explore a variety of cultures that have contributed to the canon of western herbalism and then explore a framework for beginning the practice of herbalism for self care.Read more
This course recounts the history of Native women’s activism, examining ways that Native women changed the course of Indian country toward greater self-determination and female empowerment in Native communities.Read more
This course will outline the basic framework of what environmental justice (and injustice) is for Native nations in the U.S. With the story of Standing Rock and the #NoDapl movement as a foundational example.Read more
The course reviews the revolution in mental health treatment that recognizes the specific role of diet and nutrition in mental health.Read more
This course will provide state- of- the- art knowledge about the application of nutrition and herbs to addressing mood and cognitive health in your patients.Read more
We have bundled together three courses with a special price, including the newest: “Native Women’s Activism”, “Environmental Justice in Indian Country” both from Dina Gilio-Whitaker; and “Essentials of Mental Health Nutrition” from Dr. Leslie Korn.Read more
Learn about indigenous approaches to health and healing, special topics include herbal medicine, trauma, mental health nutrition, diabetes, and more.Learn more