In the most recent edition of TCJ's web-exclusive column, Current Reflections, tribal college movement leader Jim Shanley (Assiniboine Sioux) discusses the fine line that TCUs must walk between exploiting natural resources on Indian lands and protecting and caring for the Earth.
The Inquisitive Academic
American Indian achievements are often portrayed as anomalies in mainstream forums. Such portrayals, however, ignore a vast body of accomplishment that spans human history. And today tribal colleges and universities are playing a vital role in marking new milestones.
This documentary journalism collaboration at Diné College gives students hands-on experience recording the life stories of Navajo elders.
Sinte Gleska University's Lakota Documentaries Project is digitizing and translating traditional oral stories for future generations.
AIHEC's student congress is taking steps to change the way tribal college students view food.
Dr. Miranda Haskie leads teams of students to remote corners of Diné Bikéyah to record for posterity the knowledge, lessons, and wisdom of the elders.
Arizona governor Jan Brewer and Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly have signed an amendment to the Arizona Funding Compact that will provide $7 million over the next eight years to Navajo Technical University’s (NTU, Crownpoint, NM) instructional sites in Chinle and Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. The allocated funds will be used for maintenance, renewal, and (more)SIPI earns initial accreditation from HLC
Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn, has announced that the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) has awarded initial accreditation to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI, Albuquerque, NM). “The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute holds a special place in Indian education because of its emphasis on training American (more)TCJ Designer Walt Pourier honored
Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) has announced that Walt Pourier (Oglala Lakota) of Nakota Designs has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Creative Leadership Award. Pourier was one of three nominees selected from a list of 18 individuals and organizations throughout the State of Colorado. The Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards honor Coloradans who (more)Teach for America offers employment opportunities for TCU students
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society has named Teach for America as one of the top workplaces for American Indian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals. Teach For America’s Native Alliance Initiative has worked closely with tribal communities in an effort to improve education outcomes for American Indian students. The initiative enables graduates (more)
In the fall of 1967, Hopi Action News reported that hippies were invading Native communities throughout the Southwest. In direct contrast to the missionaries and assimilationists who preceded them, however, these alienated baby boomers venerated Indian cultures and traditions. Armed with Frank Waters’ Book of the Hopi and John Neihardt’s Black Elk Speaks, the long-haired (more)We Are What We Eat: The AIHEC Student Congress and Food Sovereignty
Every year, the newly elected officers of the AIHEC Student Congress (ASC) develop and adopt initiatives to focus their efforts throughout their term. The current ASC has decided to uphold this tradition by tackling an issue that directly affects every Native community and campus nationwide and abroad—food sovereignty.The Slings and Errors of a Political Lecture
This past August, Michigan State University (MSU) professor William S. Penn became the latest victim of his own politically charged tirades when a secretly recorded video captured him lecturing to his students that Republicans “don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped this country and gotten everything out of it they possibly could.” (more)
This resource guide is a selection of sources from Sinte Gleska University (SGU) on the Rosebud Indian Reservation relevant to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Since the research was conducted at SGU’s library, the guide uses examples from the northern Plains region to illustrate specific issues. The sources included in this guide can be grouped (more)25-2 Winter 2013: “Tribal and Behavioral Health” Resource Guide
Substance Abuse, Historical Trauma, and Tribal and Behavioral Health The following resource guide compiles contemporary research on preventative methods for reducing substance abuse in American Indian communities, with a specific focus given to young adults. We selected these works to illustrate the connection between historical trauma and alcohol abuse, and to show how strengthening cultural (more)24-4 Summer 2013 “Language Revitalization” Resource Guide
While reporting one of the stories in the current issue of Tribal College Journal, I had the opportunity to speak with Chief Dull Knife College president Richard Littlebear. Littlebear is a leader in language revitalization, not only on the Northern Cheyenne reservation, but across North America. I kept recalling our conversation. Many of the linguists (more)