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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.
Recent Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College (LCOOCC) graduate and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe tribal member Lisa Munive, along with LCOOCC faculty Patrick Shields and Trish Hemming, presented on the Oshki Bimaadiziiwin Jail Education Program at the 20th International Restorative Practices Conference in San José, Costa Rica. Munive is completing her bachelor’s degree in social work (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)UTTC Prepares for September Powwow
The 47th Annual United Tribes Technical College Powwow is set for September 9-11 at Lone Star Arena on the college campus in Bismarck. It is the summer season’s last, large outdoor event on the Northern Great Plains powwow circuit. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited and welcome. Known as “Home (more)
Students thinking about college, trade school, and career options will be able to explore their many options at six locations during the Montana Tribal College Career Fairs. The American Indian College Fund is a proud sponsor of the event, supporting The Montana Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities Council and the Montana Tribal Colleges.
Partial Student Loan Forgiveness for Tribal College Employees
The U.S. Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program offers partial student loan forgiveness to tribal college employees.
Sisseton Wahpeton College and Oglala Lakota College Partner with Medical School
The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine will use a $14.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a biomedical research effort that will also fund projects at Sisseton Wahpeton College and Oglala Lakota College.
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 Traci Brynne Voyles
University of Minnesota Press (2015)
Review by Doug Brugge
Edited by Richard G. Lesure
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press (2014)
Review by Michael E. Smith
By Lori Lambert
Salish Kootenai College Press (2014)
Review by Wesley Thomas
By Noel Rude
University of Washington Press (2014)
Review by Jule Gómez de García