The Inquisitive Academic
Female students are now a clear majority at all tribal colleges. It's up to TCU faculty to help break down sexist barriers that continue to define their roles and impede their academic progress.
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.
Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program and the Institute of American Indian Arts’(IAIA) Department of Cinematic Arts and Technology selected six Native American screenwriters, Gabe Abeyta (Taos Pueblo and Navajo), Katie Avery (Iñupiaq), Kelly D’Angelo (Haudenosaunee), Felicia Nez (Navajo), Blue Tarpalechee (Muscogee), and Kaherawaks Thompson (St. Regis Mohawk), to take part in the opening (more)NSF Program Supports Native Student Research
#United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is the first tribal college to be awarded funding for the Tribal College Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU), a project of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ten-week, research-oriented program will allow eight students to explore plant restoration and ecology, insect communication and ecological impacts, integrated buffalo prairie management, (more)Opportunities in New Legislation for Tribal College Students
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) has issued a statement of support for “America’s College Promise.” The organization notes that the legislation will “open new worlds of opportunity for thousands of American Indian students at tribal colleges.” Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped sponsor the America’s College Promise Act of 2015. AIHEC asserts that the (more)Sheep Is Life Celebration to be Held at Diné College
Dine Be’ Iiná Inc. and Diné College are partnering to host the 19th Annual Sheep is Life Celebration. The weeklong event will be filled with workshops and lectures focused on the Navajo sheep culture and spirituality. Sheep Is Life will be held June 15-20, 2015 at the Diné College campus in Tsaile, Arizona. Sheep is Life (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.
Edited by Robert K. Sutton and John A Latschar National Park Service (2013) 216 pages Review by Marjane Ambler A counselor in Nebraska once told me about a student who wanted to write about American Indians, but the assignment was for a Civil War class. “Of course not,” the teacher told the student. “American Indians (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)That Dream Shall Have a Name: Native Americans Rewriting America
By David L. Moore University of Nebraska Press (2013) 465 pages Review by Leola Tsinnajinnie David L. Moore crafts an extensive, intricate analysis of the literature of five Native American writers: William Apess (Pequot), Sarah Winnemucca (Paiute), D’Arcy McNickle (Salish-Kootenai), Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo), and Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur d’Alene). Moore acknowledges these writers for (more)The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists
By Arlene Hirschfelder and Paulette F. Molin Scarecrow (2012) 568 pages Reviewed by Ryan Winn Although Native American contributions are ubiquitous throughout all facets of American society, their individual achievements are too often either absent from academic discourse or treated as anomalies. The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists by Arlene Hirschfelder and Paulette F. (more)