Contemporary folklore and stereotypes that we are exposed to contribute to a lack of knowledge concerning native American fishing practices. Brumbach (1986:36) noted that "popular folklore emphasizes fertilizer value of the fish but seems vague about their consumption as food." Perhaps the stereotype of the "hunter/gatherer" among anthropologists similarly attenuated a focus on fishing, as the word "fishing" is not included in the phrase "hunting/gathering." Despite this fact, in some societies, the role of fishing may have been equal to or surpassed that of hunting and/or gathering. 
The on-campus MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights was established in 1995 with the input and teaching of staff from Amnesty International. It was the first inter-disciplinary MA in human rights offered in the UK. Students were supported to do internship programmes with London-based NGOs. This symbiotic relationship with human rights NGOs has been at the core of the MA since its inception. The MA programme was designed to be inter-disciplinary, and had two distinct characteristics: 1) a dual emphasis on the theory and the practice of human rights in an inter-disciplinary curriculum; and 2) a focus on equipping students with a range a skills needed for human rights work. Both these aspects remain relevant and attractive to our students today and underline the reason why students choose this particular MA programme. There are now more than 750 graduates of this MA programme.