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American Indian filmmakers are building a body of captivating, creative, top-notch motion pictures. Check out TCJ columnist Ryan Winn's top picks and celebrate all that's right in the world of Native cinema today.
An attorney, TCU president, former tribal chairman, and rancher, Ron His Horse Is Thunder discusses how his legal training opened up doors for him and his tribe.
Situated on the North Slope in the community of Barrow, Ilisagvik College celebrates 20 years of higher education by remembering the past and looking forward to the future.
In this second installment of a four-part series, TCJ explores the First Nations colleges in the Northern Rockies. Old Sun College and Blue Quills First Nations College in the Province of Alberta are highlighted.
Media critiquing isn't a spectator sport. And when reviewing a book, film, or work of art, we must remember that our strength comes not from the size of our font, but from our ability to be objective in our conclusions.
New yellow-topped recycling bins have been strategically in place around campus, signaling that United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) has adopted the single-stream method of recycling. “We’ve had a system in place for quite some time for paper, plastic and cardboard,” says UTTC President Russ McDonald. “But now we’re in step with single-stream recycling.” Single-stream allows (more)Interior Department Transfers Additional $4 Million to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund
With its newest contribution, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that it has transferred $4 million to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total transferred funds to nearly $35 million. The scholarship fund—endowed in part by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations and authorized by the Cobell Settlement—provides financial assistance through (more)The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Supports Economic Development Through Education
The Johnson Scholarship Foundation has been investing in Indian Country for almost 25 years and its grants in support of American Indian education and entrepreneurship total $1.5 million per year. The strategy is to assist economic development through business and entrepreneurship education, and two of the foundation’s programs embody that strategy: the Entrepreneurship Scholarship and (more)
In October of 1974, the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council chartered the Blackfeet Community College by executive action to “provide post-secondary and higher educational services” to the residents of the Blackfeet Nation and surrounding communities. The impetus for this action grew from early tribal efforts to provide an educational opportunity to its residents in a physically, (more)
At Dine’ College, Navajo Nation Highlights the Value of the Environmental Justice
As community hubs, Dine’ College and Navajo Technical University have served as meeting places for dialogues between the USDA and tribal members.
The lack of lay advocates and attorneys representing Native defendants creates tremendous problems for tribal members who find themselves in civil or criminal court.(more)
By W.L. Shelley
A compilation of published and online resources for researchers interested in issues and topics on American Indian law.
By Lisbeth Haas
University of California Press (2014)
Review by William Bauer
By Joel W. Palka
University of New Mexico Press (2014)
Review by Laurie A. Occhipinti
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Beacon Press (2014)
Review by Jennifer Denetdale