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As the general population ages, healthcare is one profession that offers boundless career opportunities for tribal college students today.
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Load-up your smart phone! Audio books like Louise Erdrich's latest novel offer an easy way for the road-weary traveler to enjoy literature.
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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.
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.
Navajo Technical University (NTU) participated in the Second Annual National Maker Faire June 18-19 in Washington, DC. Sponsored by Barnes & Noble and other corporate sponsors, the Faire brings together inventors and innovators from schools, colleges, and the private industry. NTU participated in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Tribal Colleges and Universities Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship (more)The Institute of American Indian Arts Prepares for Summer Writers Festival
The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program has announced the lineup for its 2016 Summer Writers Festival. The festival will take place July 23-30. Readings will begin each evening at 6:00 pm in the IAIA auditorium in the Library and Technology Center, located at 83 Avan Nu Po (more)Scrubs Camp Coming to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Going to summer camp is a longstanding tradition for teenagers, yet finding the right camp and focused activities can be a challenge. This summer, thanks to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) and a collection of healthcare industry partners, there’s a new camp in town. FDLTCC’s first-ever Scrubs Camp comes to the college (more)
The Obama administration and Congress are finally putting more money into Indian schools and a bill introduced in the Senate on Wednesday aims to build on that momentum. The Safe Academic Facilities and Environments for Tribal Youth Act, or SAFETY Act, is sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington).
Blackfeet Community College Celebrates Days of the Piikani with Tree Planting
Blackfeet Community College planted a tree on the campus grounds in front of the administration building as part of the college’s Days of the Piikani.
Study Tallies Haskell Indian Nations University’s Economic Impact on Area
Haskell’s annual economic impact amounts to a total of $23.1 million in gross regional product, according to an analysis of the university’s economic impact and return on investment of education, completed in December and shared this month at Haskell’s spring board of regents meeting.
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)
By Todd Fuller
Mongrel Empire Press (2015)
Review by Brian Daffron
By Traci Brynne Voyles
University of Minnesota Press (2015)
Review by Doug Brugge
By Suanne Unger
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (2014)
Review by Elise Krohn
By Lori Lambert
Salish Kootenai College Press (2014)
Review by Wesley Thomas