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Our Mission
The Buder Center for American Indian Studies (BCAIS) is a premier graduate degree scholarship program in social work committed to the education of American Indian MSW students.  The Buder Center recruits qualified American Indian scholars; provides student support in a demanding course of study; develops curriculum; conducts research and engages in policy development that directly impacts Indian Country.  We prepare future American Indian leaders to practice in tribal and urban settings, making significant contributions to the health, wellness and the sustained future of Indian Country.