Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute

Offering unprecedented technology and learning environments to UM students, and for collaborations with Tribal Colleges, the Elouise Cobell Land and Culture Institute occupies the entire garden level of the Payne Family Native American Center. It provides flexible classroom designs, advanced distance-learning platforms, and a multi-screen theater room that will emphasize the story-telling traditions in Native American culture. One highlight of the facility is a Round Room, which uses the same technology as the American Museum of Natural History and NASA, and immerses viewers in an interactive display of the environment and the sky. It can be used for traditional storytelling and for astronomical teaching.