The Inquisitive Academic
TCU faculty, staff, and administrators can harness greater educational potential in tribal college students and shift some failed paradigms by conducting themselves as a type of extended family.
The longtime president of the American Indian College Fund shares his recent experiences, underscoring the importance of community at tribal colleges.
Tohono O'odham Community College rediscovers elders' oral histories, archiving and preserving them for future generations.
In this web-exclusive, four-part series, TCJ profiles First Nations colleges north of the border. Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and the Native Education College in British Columbia are highlighted in this first installment.
Critiquing art through the written word enables the writer to interpret a work's virtues and illuminate its merit. But art criticism is also an invaluable service that ultimately transforms the critic into collaborator.
For the past two summers, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas has hosted students from Haskell Indian Nation University’s teacher education program. On the recommendation of faculty, Haskell students have participated in a pre-service Research Experience for Teachers program coordinated by CReSIS with funding provided by the (more)Tribal College Filmmakers to Be Featured at Film Festival
Three films produced by students from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) have been selected for inclusion in the Seventh Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. The selections are: “Devil’s Throne” by Echota Cheyenne Killsnight (Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee), “Bye Bye, Ronnie” by Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Navajo), and “The Deer People Story” by Sydney Isaacs (Tlingit). (more)Diné College Tops Community College Ranking
Diné College, the tribal college of the Navajo Nation, landed at the top of a 2015 national ranking of community colleges. The annual ranking, “2015’s Best and Worst Community Colleges,” was conducted by WalletHub, an online personal financial website. Roughly 670 community colleges from around the country were ranked on 17 key metrics, which included tuition (more)
The BisonSat mission is an Earth Science mission that will demonstrate the acquisition of 100-meter or better resolution visible light imagery of Earth, according to NASA.
College Scorecard May Give Misleading Information on Tribal Colleges
The scorecard is the result of President Barack Obama’s effort, announced in 2013, to rate U.S. colleges and universities as “high performing,” “low performing” or “in the middle” so students and families could figure out whether they would be getting their money’s worth in an endeavor that often represents a significant investment of the family’s resources.
Tribal colleges and universities are about much more than statistics or conferring degrees - they are about people and community.(more)
Editor’s Note: Below is a brief guide to accessible resources, which researchers may use as a starting point for further inquiry on tribal college communities. Cheryl Crazy Bull compiled this guide from a more exhaustive list which she and the American Indian College Fund often consult. American Indian College Fund. (2012). Woksape Oyate: Reports of (more)
Directed by Audrey Geyer
Review by Ryan Winn
The Native American Renaissance: Literary Imagination and Achievement
Edited by Alan R. Velie and A. Robert Lee University of Oklahoma Press (2013)
Review by Jon Davis
Survival Schools: The American Indian Movement and Community Education in the Twin Cities
By Julie L. Davis
University of Minnesota Press (2013)
Review by Bradley Shreve