In the most recent edition of TCJ's web-exclusive column, Current Reflections, tribal college movement leader Jim Shanley (Assiniboine Sioux) discusses the fine line that TCUs must walk between exploiting natural resources on Indian lands and protecting and caring for the Earth.
The Inquisitive Academic
American Indian achievements are often portrayed as anomalies in mainstream forums. Such portrayals, however, ignore a vast body of accomplishment that spans human history. And today tribal colleges and universities are playing a vital role in marking new milestones.
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 American Indian College Fund has announced that it will endow a new environmental science and sustainability project designed to address the myriad environmental issues that many tribal communities face. The project, funded by a $1.35 million grant, will support tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) by underwriting environmental science and sustainability programs of study and (more)Will Strongheart of LCOOCC voted AIHEC slam poet of the year
Students from tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) throughout North America gathered Saturday night at the Montana Convention Center in Billings for the inaugural American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) student congress poetry slam. Kicking off the AIHEC student conference, 29 students participated in the slam, with Will Strongheart of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (more)TCJ Designer Walt Pourier honored
Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) has announced that Walt Pourier (Oglala Lakota) of Nakota Designs has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Creative Leadership Award. Pourier was one of three nominees selected from a list of 18 individuals and organizations throughout the State of Colorado. The Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards honor Coloradans who (more)CCCC students named to all-North Dakota academic team
Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC, Fort Totten, ND) announced that Tausha Rainey and Myron Wanna Jr. have been named to the 2014 all-North Dakota academic team. The students were honored at a dinner and awards ceremony held at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. Eleven North Dakota community college students were named to (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)