TCJ has evolved into a dynamic and multifaceted publication since its inception 25 years ago. Uncover the history of the journal's transformation in this behind-the-scenes anniversary feature.
The former Salish Kootenai College president underscores the contribution that TCJ founder Paul Boyer and his father Ernest made to tribal colleges in this special edition of Current Reflections.
As part of our anniversary celebration, the former TCJ editor and current Navajo Tech provost examines 25 tribal colleges that have made great strides, and overcome formidable obstacles.
Tribal College Journal has been an invaluable forum for tribal colleges to share information and exchange ideas. In this web-exclusive feature, TCJ columnist and educator Ryan Winn ruminates on the importance of this role.
The secretary of the United States Department of Education, Arne Duncan, will give the commencement address at Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, MT) Saturday, June 6. Duncan’s spokeswoman, Dorie Nolt, stated that the secretary wanted to “celebrate the successes of Native students at this outstanding college.” SKC will be graduating 200 students, who will receive (more)Olympian Billy Mills Named Honored Guest for UTTC Powwow
The Oglala Lakota athlete who became an Olympic gold medalist in his youth, and is today an admired role model, will be the honored guest of the 2014 United Tribes International Powwow. Billy Mills is scheduled to attend events throughout the powwow, set for September 4-7 at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC, Bismarck, ND). All (more)FDLTCC video receives national award
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC, Cloquet, MN) was named among the top colleges in the nation in the 2013-2014 Collegiate Advertising Awards national competition. FDLTCC received a Silver Award in the special video production category for “Extraordinary: Celebrating 25 Years.” The 22-minute film was created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the (more)WETCC Names Terry Janis as President
The trustees of White Earth Tribal and Community College Council (WETCC, Mahnomen, MN) have named Terry Janis (Oglala Lakota) as the new college president. Originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Janis has worked and advocated for Native people for the past 20 years. Prior to being named WETCC president, Janis served (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)
In 1989, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) collaborated with Paul Boyer to establish a journal that would allow tribal colleges and universities to share information with each other and with other organizations and institutions. Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education (TCJ) was the end product. Over the past 25 years, the (more)25-4 Summer 2014 “Nation Building” Resource Guide
Nation building is a complex and multidimensional process. Indeed, the term “process” limits our understanding—but so does “issue,” “theme,” or even “endeavor.” In a sense, nearly any source that engages the social, political, economic, historical, or cultural development of American Indian nations encompasses some facet of nation building. Of course one of my jobs as (more)25-3 Spring 2014 “Preserving and Protecting Knowledge” Resource Guide
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)