Dr. Tom Holm (Creek/Cherokee), one of the founders of the University of Arizona's American Indian Studies program, discusses the evolution of American Indian studies programs across the country and the need for those programs to provide an environment for intellectual exchange and development for emerging Native American scholars. He also stresses the important role they play in educating non-Natives about Native American societies and the sophisticated nature of their relationships with the natural world.
Holm, Thomas. "The Vanishing Indian Prof: Reflections on American Indian Studies by an Old Indian Academic." Vine Deloria, Jr. Distinguished Indigenous Scholars Series, University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona. April 25, 2013. Presentation. (https://about.azpm.org/s/14643-dr-thomas-holm/, accessed May 13, 2013)