The Inquisitive Academic
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium's student conference is just around the corner. And there are myriad reasons why you should go.
This documentary journalism collaboration at Diné College gives students hands-on experience recording the life stories of Navajo elders.
Sinte Gleska University's Lakota Documentaries Project is digitizing and translating traditional oral stories for future generations.
AIHEC's student congress is taking steps to change the way tribal college students view food.
Dr. Miranda Haskie leads teams of students to remote corners of Diné Bikéyah to record for posterity the knowledge, lessons, and wisdom of the elders.
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA, Santa Fe, NM) will host the first Indigenous Intervention, an international conference on the concept of progress, March 13-15 at the Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Indigenous Intervention on Progress is an interdisciplinary conference exploring the idea of progress as it applies to art, business, culture, (more)The Fund honors Sherry Allison of SIPI
The American Indian College Fund has named Dr. Sherry Allison (Diné), president of Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI, Albuquerque, NM), as Tribal College Honoree of the Year. The prestigious award, funded by the Adolph Coors Foundation, was created to recognize a distinguished individual who has made a positive and lasting impact on the tribal college (more)Crazy Bull to speak at NCORE
The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), the most comprehensive national forum on race relations, equity, and access on college campuses, is slated to take place May 27-31 in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott Indianapolis. Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota), president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, (more)TCU students, presidents to make visits on Capitol Hill
Student leaders and administrators from tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) across the U.S. met in Washington, DC on Monday in preparation for planned meetings with congressional representatives and members of the U.S. Senate. Their goal: seek much needed financial support for chronically underfunded TCUs. At Monday’s planning meeting, American Indian Higher Indian Education Consortium president (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)
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)25-2 Winter 2013: “Tribal and Behavioral Health” Resource Guide
Substance Abuse, Historical Trauma, and Tribal and Behavioral Health The following resource guide compiles contemporary research on preventative methods for reducing substance abuse in American Indian communities, with a specific focus given to young adults. We selected these works to illustrate the connection between historical trauma and alcohol abuse, and to show how strengthening cultural (more)24-4 Summer 2013 “Language Revitalization” Resource Guide
While reporting one of the stories in the current issue of Tribal College Journal, I had the opportunity to speak with Chief Dull Knife College president Richard Littlebear. Littlebear is a leader in language revitalization, not only on the Northern Cheyenne reservation, but across North America. I kept recalling our conversation. Many of the linguists (more)