The proposal for Naive American Studies addresses the specific circumstances in which the Native American position must be understood. The Native American experience—culture, history, politics—must be understood not only through a historical perspective but also in light of the contemporary moment.

The proposal suggests, through a curriculum, how to investigate indigenous histories, languages, cultural text and social practices unique to Native Americans. The primary focus of the proposal rests on confronting the Anglo-European conquest and highlighting Native peoples’ ongoing struggle for justice.