In the Current Issue: Volunteerism

In the Current Issue: Volunteerism

At tribal colleges and universities, students, faculty, and staff have deep connections to their local communities, inspiring them to work toward their improvement. This fall issue of Tribal College Journal explores the spirit of volunteerism as it is manifested in a variety of programs, initiatives, and campaigns.

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All Efforts Count

All Efforts Count

By Bradley Shreve

As volunteers we can all make a difference—sometimes it’s just a matter of taking that first step.

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In the Service of Others: How Volunteering is Integral to the Tribal College Experience

In the Service of Others: How Volunteering is Integral to the Tribal College Experience

By Patty Talahongva

Today, the spirit of volunteerism is very much alive at every tribal college and university. From fundraisers for food pantries to educational activities to help fellow students, TCUs help forge reciprocity among students and staff.

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Through Our Eyes: Narratives of Three Student Volunteers at Aaniiih Nakoda College

Through Our Eyes: Narratives of Three Student Volunteers at Aaniiih Nakoda College

By Kerri Patrick Wertz
Despite overwhelming familial responsibilities, work obligations, and academic demands, tribal college students embrace the passion for serving their community as volunteers. Three such stories from ANC teach us that volunteer work can coincide with individual passion and interest.

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Wolakolkiciyapi:The Lakota Leadership and Management Program at Oglala Lakota College

Wolakolkiciyapi:The Lakota Leadership and Management Program at Oglala Lakota College

By Richard Iron Cloud

A college education is about more than just job preparation. Oglala Lakota College’s leadership and management graduate program stresses traditional Lakota values by encouraging students to give back to their community.

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Ve’stahe’m Among the Northern Cheyenne

Ve'stahe'm Among the Northern Cheyenne

By Gail Small

To be tribal is to be a volunteer.

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2016 TCJ Student: Our Literary Homes

2016 TCJ Student: Our Literary Homes

Edited by Joan Naviyuk Kane
The acclaimed Inupiaq author and poet guest edits the 2016 edition and illuminates how tribal college students construct literary homes through their stories and poems.

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TCJ Student

Edited by Joan Naviyuk Kane

Tribal college students from around Indian Country competed in this year's creative writing, art, and film contest.

Current Reflections

Rick Williams

The former president of the American Indian College Fund shares his insights on the importance and uniqueness of volunteerism at tribal colleges.

Web Exclusive Interview

From Tsaile to Kayenta

In this TCJ-exclusive interview, Diné College student Dallas Peterman discusses his 95-mile trek cleaning up the highways of the Navajo Nation.

Web Exclusive Feature

Nahkohenexahe: The Remarkable Story of Henry Littlewhiteman, as Told by Eugene Limpy

Transcribed by Gail Small

Elder Eugene Limpy recalls the selfless efforts of Henry Littlewhiteman in this remarkable oral history.

Writer's Corner

The Truth About Poetry

By Ryan Winn

Poetry is power, and today the absence of confining genre rules means we're living in a time of poetic freedom that's unlike any other.

Tribal College News

Volunteering with Elders at Sitting Bull College Volunteering with Elders at Sitting Bull College

“Volunteering helps our students as far as character and being committed—and they can add it to their resume,” Jennifer Martel says, smiling. As the Sitting Bull College (SBC) visitor center coordinator, Martel frequently facilitates volunteering opportunities in the community for students, especially with elders. Martel, herself a graduate of SBC, has volunteered in community groups (more)

Navajo Technical University Students to Take Part in the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire Navajo Technical University Students to Take Part in the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

Students from Navajo Technical University’s (NTU’s) electrical engineering program will be presenting several of their projects at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire this weekend to showcase their innovative talents after a summer of recognition that included a first place finish at the National Maker Faire’s Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge in Washington, DC. The faire (more)

Fort Peck Community College Helps the Homeless

Since Fort Peck Community College (FPCC) was chartered in 1978 it has changed program offerings, locations, and faces. But one thing that has never changed is the college’s commitment to community health, wellness, and success. Staff and faculty at FPCC are embedded in the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, both individually and collectively. The (more)

Tribal College News Roundup

$2 Million Awarded to Native American Schools In New Mexico

The Native American Community Academy (NACA) Foundation is receiving a highly competitive $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to launch and maintain five schools in New Mexico Native communities. The grant will help prepare many students who will go on to Dine’ College, Navajo Technical University, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), and the Institute of American Indian Arts.


Kids, Science And North Dakota’s Oil Boom

For some, the oil boom evokes similar feelings as the dam. That emotional connection to the land here is why a project that encourages the community to take charge of it”s own information, it”s own research, it’s own learning, goes beyond the results of any single science experiment. Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (formerly Fort Berthold Community (more)


Meet Native America: Clarena M. Brockie, Dean of Students at Aaniiih Nakoda College

In the interview series Meet Native America, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, and other interesting and accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves and say a little about their lives and work. Aaniiih Nakoda College’s Clarena Brockie is featured in this edition.


Opinion

Ve'stahe'm Among the Northern Cheyenne

By Gail Small
To be stribal is to be a volunteer. (more)

Resource Guides

27-4 Summer 2016 “Good Medicine” Resource Guide

Native Culture, Health, and Education: An Annotated Bibliography Below is a listing and description of key sources in the field of health and wellness in Indian Country. Brave Heart, M. (2003). The Historical Trauma Response among Natives and Its Relationship with Substance Abuse: A Lakota Illustration. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 35(1), 7-13. Brave Heart describes (more)

Media Reviews

Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming

By Hattie Kauffman
Baker Books (2013)
240 pages
Review by Rachael Marchbanks

So, How Long Have You Been Native?: Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide So, How Long Have You Been Native?: Life as an Alaska Native Tour Guide

By Alexis Bunten
University of Nebraska Press (2015)
251 pages
Review by Medeia Csoba DeHass

Journey to the Heart of the First Peoples Collections Journey to the Heart of the First Peoples Collections

By Marie-Paule Robitaille
Baraka Books (2014)
273 pages
Review by Margaret MacKichan

Welcome to the Oglala Nation: A Documentary Reader in Oglala Lakota Political History Welcome to the Oglala Nation: A Documentary Reader in Oglala Lakota Political History

Edited by Akim D. Reinhardt
University of Nebraska Press (2015)
296 pages
Review by Patrick Lee