In the Current Issue: Workforce Development

In the Current Issue: Workforce Development

Many tribal colleges and universities offer degree and certificate programs that train students in a set of skills, preparing them for the workforce. Learn how, TCUs contribute greatly to local and regional economies in the winter 2014 issue of Tribal College Journal.

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Forging the Future

Forging the Future

While American Indian communities still experience economic underdevelopment and high unemployment, strides have been made. And tribal colleges and universities are playing an instrumental role in developing a workforce and paving the way to a brighter future.

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Creating Pathways to a Better Life

Creating Pathways to a Better Life

With the tremendous job growth and economic boom on the Northern Plains, tribal colleges in Montana and North Dakota are initiating new innovative programs to address the region's workforce necessities.

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Training for Tomorrow: Developing a Native Workforce

Training for Tomorrow: Developing a Native Workforce

Although demographics are shifting, American Indians continue to suffer from a grossly disproportionate unemployment rate. By partnering with business and government, tribal colleges can alter such trends through workforce development.

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Growing Our Own: A Sustainable Approach to Teacher Education at Turtle Mountain Community College

Growing Our Own: A Sustainable Approach to Teacher Education at Turtle Mountain Community College

Through its teacher education program, TMCC is meeting the Anishinaabe of North Dakota’s educational needs, strengthening tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and positively affecting people’s lives.

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Exploring the Food Environment on the Spirit Lake Reservation

Exploring the Food Environment on the Spirit Lake Reservation

A team of researchers partners with Cankdeska Cikana Community College to employ community-based participatory methods in an effort to better understand dietary habits.

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Future Arrangements

Future Arrangements

In Tribal College Journal’s newest department, experience the best in tribal college student writing and art.

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Best Practices on Creating a Successful Internship Program

Best Practices on Creating a Successful Internship Program

When partnering with non-profits, TCUs face challenges that require innovative thinking and program design.

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Web Exclusive

One Feather: A Lakota Life

By Gerald One Feather with Tom Katus

A founder of Oglala Lakota College and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Gerald One Feather left an indelible mark on Indian Country. Presented here for the first time in its entirety, the late Lakota leader unfurls the rich tapestry of his life in this autobiographical essay.

Current Reflections

On the Workforce in Tribal America

By David M. Gipp

New economic realities have opened up new opportunities and challenges for Indian Country. The longtime United Tribes president and current chancellor examines the role that tribal colleges can play in workforce development efforts in TCJ's web-exclusive column.

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Red Star: The Work of a Crow Artist

An early graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Kevin Red Star has produced a collection of stunning paintings over the past 40 years. Experience a sampling of his artwork at tribalcollegejournal.org

The Inquisitive Academic

Native Characters in Children's Books, Part One: Rush Revere

By Ryan Winn

Libraries and bookstores are stocked with books that continue to misrepresent American Indians with unsettling stereotypes. TCUs can take a leading role in calling attention to such literature and its potential impact.

Tribal College News

CMN Trains High-Tech and Traditional Workforces CMN Trains High-Tech and Traditional Workforces

Mention “cutting edge” in relation to workforce development and you’re likely to get different responses from different people at the College of Menominee Nation (CMN). In a trades building classroom, students learn about G-Code—a computer program written in commands unique to the machining industry—and how the software operates a mechanized cutting tool that is perfectly (more)

College Fund Responds to Derisive Article on TCUs

Editor’s Note: The Hechinger Report and the Atlantic Monthly recently published an article criticizing tribal colleges and universities. It has since come to light that neither publication thoroughly vetted the article to assure that it accurately and fairly portrayed TCUs, choosing instead to run the piece despite its inaccuracies and disingenuous reporting. As a result (more)

Diné College Offers B.A. in Business Administration Diné College Offers B.A. in Business Administration

The Higher Learning Commission has approved a new baccalaureate program in business administration to be offered at Diné College. The new Bachelor of Arts degree prepares students in business administration generally, but emphasizes tribal management and economic development. The program is offered through the college’s Business, Applied Science, Economic, and Technology (BASET) Division. “These academic (more)

LLTC Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) president Dr. Donald Day joined President Barrack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. Together, they announced new initiatives to help more students prepare for and (more)

Opinion

Forging the Future Forging the Future

While American Indian communities still experience economic underdevelopment and high unemployment, strides have been made. And tribal colleges and universities are playing an instrumental role in developing a workforce and paving the way to a brighter future.

“Being a Fed” “Being a Fed”

John Gritts reflects on the importance of community among the tribal colleges and reflects on his years of experience working for the U.S. Department of Education. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Resource Guides

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.

26-1 Fall 2014 “Celebrating 25 Years” Resource Guide

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)