Homepage Receives National Attention

Aug 15th, 1997 | By | Category: 9-2: Re-envisioning Indian Education, Tribal College News

Sisseton Wahpeton Community College (SWCC) is located on the Lake Traverse Reservation in an isolated corner of South Dakota. Its website, however, has been visited by tens of thousands of visitors from around the world, including scores of tribal members who have lived off the reservation for many years. The National Museum of the American Indian recently invited the college’s web coordinator Darren Renville to New York City to showcase the college’s website (www.swcc.cc.sd.us).

The home page features links to the popular Dakota Language Homepage, which was originally developed at SWCC. The page offers several lessons and suggestions for teaching methods, including associating color with words. The college has also created a page for the Sisseton Wahpeton tribe and offers links to the tribal school, tribal newspaper, and the Tribal College Journal homepage. The culture link provides excerpts from a tribal history. The site is enlivened by artwork by JoAnne Bird and Paul War Cloud.

Future plans include a link to a SWCC student homepage featuring a web version of the student newspaper and other activities of the SWCC Student Senate. A link to a library services homepage is under construction with suggested reading and frequenty asked questions. Also planned are a chat room, a bulletin board, and an administration/ faculty homepage featuring individual staff members.

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