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For a quarter century, Salish Kootenai College has led the way in healthcare programming at tribal colleges, devising the first RN program and now home to a full-scale nursing department with state-of-the art simulation technology and laboratories that give students hands-on experience in a culturally rooted setting.
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The myths most people believe about Pocahontas and other Indigenous icons are reductive and marginalizing. To combat this, sometimes humor is the best way to stimulate discussions about cultural misappropriations.
Through a summer public health course at a tribal college, a research team discovered that students gained increased knowledge of various health professions - and a greater interest in pursuing them.
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Tribal college students, staff, faculty, and administrators gathered March 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the annual AIHEC Student Conference.
Salish Kootenai College's founding president discusses the importance of nursing programs and why tribal colleges should train healthcare providers for their home communities.
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In this final installment of a four-part series, TCJ explores First Nations colleges in the Province of Ontario.
There are many common pitfalls that can limit a beginning playwright's potential. Here are some tips to consider when writing a play.
The American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is the 2016 recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni Council Award for outstanding contribution. “This award is a beautiful honor, and it is entirely unexpected,” Yazzie-Mintz says. “This powerful recognition is not just for me, but celebrates collective work over time: my work with Native (more)Student from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Receives Hospital Scholarship
Tamara Montano, a student at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), has been named the 2016 recipient of the Community Memorial Hospital Scholarship. Montano, a Cloquet resident originally from Red Cliff, Wisconsin, and a graduate of Bayfield High School, is completing the Practical Nursing Diploma Program during her first year in the college’s (more)Salish Kootenai College to Open Student Health Center
Former President Robert DePoe III is gone, but one of his visions for Salish Kootenai College (SKC) has become a reality. The tribal college will open its first-ever student health center on its Pablo campus. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health Department will operate the center, which will provide limited primary medical care, nursing, (more)
For Minnesota’s estimated 19,000 American Indian school students, many growing up in communities plagued by poverty and crime, education is the best hope for a brighter future. Graduating high school with strong fundamental skills can be a generational game-changer, one that not only improves the individual student’s life, but those of children to come. Prosperous (more)
Spokane Tribal College Among USDA’s New Promise Zones
The Zone’s five goals include increasing enrollment and degree opportunities for Spokane Tribal College and revising some of the Tribe’s “outdated laws” to reduce violent crime.
Partial Student Loan Forgiveness for Tribal College Employees
The U.S. Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program offers partial student loan forgiveness to tribal college employees.
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)
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Mongrel Empire Press (2015)
Review by Brian Daffron
By Suanne Unger
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (2014)
Review by Elise Krohn
By Traci Brynne Voyles
University of Minnesota Press (2015)
Review by Doug Brugge
Edited by Richard G. Lesure
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press (2014)
Review by Michael E. Smith