Native American Journalists Association Awards TCJ

Nov 15th, 1998 | By | Category: 10-2: Assessing Student Learning in a Cultural Environment
By Marjane Ambler, editor

We are pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the Tribal College Journal has received plaques from the Native American Journalists Association. The judges awarded the magazine “honorable mention” in both the General Excellence category and the Best Magazine Layout and Design category. Michael Gray (Blackfeet/Chippewa Cree) and his staff at G and G Advertising have designed the Journal since Fall 1995. Sandra Muggenburg (Cherokee) at G & G is the current designer.

A former Journal correspondent, Mark Anthony Rolo, received first place in the print category for his feature story for The Circle. Rolo is now the editor for The Circle. We would like to congratulate Aboriginal Voices, which received the first place award for General Excellence and for Best Layout and Design in the magazine category.

In our recent Readers Survey, several respondents told us that they share their copies of Tribal College Journal. Some passed along their copies to their local libraries; others shared them with their classes. Joy Hambrick of Nashville, Tenn., purchases subscriptions for herself and her local library. We encourage readers to pass their copies along and share news of the tribal colleges with others. If you prefer to hold onto your own copy, we have enclosed a gift subscription card for you.

Laird Carlson and Claudia Whitman of Peaks Island, Maine, have donated a subscription for a group of Native women incarcerated at a California prison. We have a file of letters from similar groups and individuals in prison if anyone else would be interested in sponsoring their subscriptions.

Coming up:

Vol. 10 #3:  DISTANCE EDUCATION. Tribal colleges now offer classes using the latest technology– compressed video, interactive classes via satellite and asynchronous classes via the Internet. Students from around the world can enroll in tribal college classes. Will the virtual tribal colleges have a different mission? Will they be able to provide the personal attention that has characterized their success in the past? Outsiders are hungry for information about private cultural matters. How will the tribal colleges determine what to share and what to keep private? See the next issue for discussions of these questions.

Vol. 10 #4: NATIVE ARTS. “American Indian creative writing is alive and well and coming from our tribal colleges,” according to Blackfeet author James Welch. See for yourself in the summer issue of the Tribal College Journal. Previously available only to tribal college students, the annual Student Edition is now a part of the regular Journal.

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