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.
The Inquisitive Academic
Scholars of modern American Indian policy focus primarily on the presidencies of Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Johnson, and Nixon. In this month's installment of the Inquisitive Academic, find out how the often overlooked presidency of Gerald Ford impacted Indian Country.
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.
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)Head Start Staff Earn Degrees at WRTC
Wind River Tribal College (WRTC, Fort Washakie, WY), in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO), graduated its first cohort of baccalaureate students in a joint teacher education program. All of the graduates are staff members at the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Head Start programs on the Wind River reservation in Wyoming. The executive (more)American Indian College Fund Awards Grants to Preserve and Restore Native Art Forms
The American Indian College Fund has awarded four three-year grants of $50,000 each to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in the upper-Midwest through a program designed to increase the intergenerational transfer of artistic and cultural knowledge and processes from elders to adults and children. The grants also provide direct support for Native artists, while stemming (more)Gerald One Feather Passes On
Gerald One Feather (Oglala Lakota) passed away this past weekend in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was 76. One Feather was a giant in the history of American Indian higher education: he was one of the founding fathers of Oglala Lakota College (OLC), the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the tribal college movement as (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)