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Female students are now a clear majority at all tribal colleges. It's up to TCU faculty to help break down sexist barriers that continue to define their roles and impede their academic progress.
Tribal college students, staff, faculty, and administrators gathered in the upper Rio Grande valley March 14-17 for competition and friendship. Highlights from the 34th conference in Albuquerque.
Tribal college leaders are working to identify styles of governance that facilitate both culture and academic rigor.
The tribal college veteran and former Turtle Mountain Community College president offers words of wisdom on successful governance strategies.
Good writing requires careful, persistent revision. Here are four tips to guide you through the revision process.
John Gritts (Cherokee Nation), a longtime veteran of American Indian education and educational affairs, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bacone College this May. Several dignitaries and high level college officials were on hand to honor Gritts at the ceremony, which was held at the Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Dr. Gritts (more)College Fund Receives Clinton Global Initiative Commitment
The American Indian College Fund announced a Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) “Commitment to Action” for its partnership with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center today at CGI America’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. The organizations will work together to provide early childhood training for teachers and service providers in underserved, rural Native American communities. Both (more)TCJ Announces Student Awards
Tribal College Journal (TCJ) announced the winners of its annual TCJ Student creative writing, art, and film contest today. This year the publication had a strong pool of entries in all categories, making the contest especially competitive. The journal’s staff thanks all those who submitted their work and looks forward to more submissions in the (more)Sundance and IAIA Screenwriters Announced
Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program and the Institute of American Indian Arts’(IAIA) Department of Cinematic Arts and Technology selected six Native American screenwriters, Gabe Abeyta (Taos Pueblo and Navajo), Katie Avery (Iñupiaq), Kelly D’Angelo (Haudenosaunee), Felicia Nez (Navajo), Blue Tarpalechee (Muscogee), and Kaherawaks Thompson (St. Regis Mohawk), to take part in the opening (more)
Flares lit up the night sky so brightly that you could have read a book, while tracer bullets, followed by bursts of machine-gun fire, buzzed through the air like a swarm of angry hornets, recalls Dennis Banks (Ojibwa), a leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Such was the scene at Wounded Knee on the (more)Tribal Colleges: The Original Extreme Makeover Experts
The College of Menominee Nation has found an alternative accreditation model that is more compatible with traditional governance structures.
A compilation of published and online resources for researchers interested in issues and topics on tribal higher education governance.26-3 Spring 2015 “Global Indigenous Higher Education” Resource Guide
The field of world Indigenous higher education remains in a relatively nascent state. Little research has been conducted on the movement and its current development. This is not surprising considering that the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) was founded in 2002. Despite this paucity of research, there are some valuable resources for those interested (more)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.
Administration for Native Americans (2012) 34 minutes Review by Jurgita Antoine In the old days, when Lakota men came of age, they went on zuya—a warpath, which was commonly understood as an educational journey to maturity and adulthood. Although times have changed and methods of warfare have become more sophisticated, the tradition continues today. As (more)New Architecture on Indigenous Lands
By Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka University of Minnesota Press (2013) 260 pages Review by Jon Carver Authors Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka open their book New Architecture on Indigenous Lands with an extended quotation from the Lakota holy man Black Elk: “Everything the power of the world does is done in a (more)In the Bear’s House
By N. Scott Momaday St. Martin’s Press (2010) 112 pages Review by Eleanor Kuhl Imagine my surprise to pick up this delightfully illustrated book and discover that the first 48 pages are a conversation between Yahweh (the Creator) and Bear (the creation). In this book, Bear is always spoken of in the singular and the (more)American Indians and the Civil War
Edited by Robert K. Sutton and John A Latschar National Park Service (2013) 216 pages Review by Marjane Ambler A counselor in Nebraska once told me about a student who wanted to write about American Indians, but the assignment was for a Civil War class. “Of course not,” the teacher told the student. “American Indians (more)