Tribal college students, staff, faculty, and administrators gathered in the upper Rio Grande valley March 14-17 for competition and friendship. Highlights from the 34th conference in Albuquerque.
Tribal college leaders are working to identify styles of governance that facilitate both culture and academic rigor.
The tribal college veteran and former Turtle Mountain Community College president offers words of wisdom on successful governance strategies.
Good writing requires careful, persistent revision. Here are four tips to guide you through the revision process.
There is currently an effort to bring back D-Q University (DQU) in Davis, California, after the institution stopped offering classes in 2005. Founded in 1971, DQU was the state’s only tribal college or university (TCU) and it was one of the first six tribal colleges in the country that founded the American Indian Higher Education (more)Climate Change Working Group Meets at SIPI
On a sunny spring weekend in Albuquerque—on the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) campus— the Indigenous People’s Climate Change Working Group convened to hash out a strategy for addressing the planet’s greatest emergency. Formed in 2006, the group has sought to develop education and research programs at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) that are focused (more)College Fund Gala Held in Chicago
This past week, the American Indian College Fund celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a gala held in Chicago, Illinois, at the historic Drake Hotel. Two hundred attendees gathered to honor two of the College Fund’s founders and to benefit the organization’s mission to provide Native Americans with access to higher education. Dr. Gerald Gipp (Hunkpapa (more)John Gritts Receives Honorary Doctorate
John Gritts (Cherokee Nation), a longtime veteran of American Indian education and educational affairs, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bacone College this May. Several dignitaries and high level college officials were on hand to honor Gritts at the ceremony, which was held at the Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Dr. Gritts (more)
Flares lit up the night sky so brightly that you could have read a book, while tracer bullets, followed by bursts of machine-gun fire, buzzed through the air like a swarm of angry hornets, recalls Dennis Banks (Ojibwa), a leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Such was the scene at Wounded Knee on the (more)Tribal Colleges: The Original Extreme Makeover Experts
The College of Menominee Nation has found an alternative accreditation model that is more compatible with traditional governance structures.
A compilation of published and online resources for researchers interested in issues and topics on tribal higher education governance.26-3 Spring 2015 “Global Indigenous Higher Education” Resource Guide
The field of world Indigenous higher education remains in a relatively nascent state. Little research has been conducted on the movement and its current development. This is not surprising considering that the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) was founded in 2002. Despite this paucity of research, there are some valuable resources for those interested (more)26-2 Winter 2014 “Workforce Development” Resource Guide
This resource guide compiles a selection of articles, reports, and websites related to American Indian workforce development. All of the entries here are available online and include hyperlinks.
Media ReviewsIn the Bear’s House
By N. Scott Momaday St. Martin’s Press (2010) 112 pages Review by Eleanor Kuhl Imagine my surprise to pick up this delightfully illustrated book and discover that the first 48 pages are a conversation between Yahweh (the Creator) and Bear (the creation). In this book, Bear is always spoken of in the singular and the (more)The Shoshoneans: The People of the Basin-Plateau (expanded edition)
By Edward Dorn, Photographs by Leroy Lucas Edited by Matthew Hofer, Foreword by Simon J. Ortiz University of New Mexico Press (2013) 166 pages Review by Gregory E. Smoak Originally published in 1966, The Shoshoneans is the late poet Ed Dorn’s account of his journey through the Indian country of the northern Great Basin in (more)Success Academy: How Native American Students Prepare for College (and How Colleges Can Prepare for Them)
By MaryJo Benton Lee Peter Lang (2013) 187 pages Review by Carmelita Lamb In her new book, MaryJo Benton Lee leads us through a richly detailed journey of her relationship with Flandreau Indian School (FIS) and South Dakota State University (SDSU), spanning 12 years and hundreds of American Indian high-school students. Through the Success Academy (more)New Architecture on Indigenous Lands
By Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka University of Minnesota Press (2013) 260 pages Review by Jon Carver Authors Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka open their book New Architecture on Indigenous Lands with an extended quotation from the Lakota holy man Black Elk: “Everything the power of the world does is done in a (more)