Salish Kootenai College Press Publishes New Book on the History of Tribal Colleges

Dec 29th, 2015 | By | Category: Tribal College News Roundup

Pablo, Montana — A new book by Paul Boyer, Capturing Education: Envisioning and Building the First Tribal Colleges uses interviews with Joe McDonald and other Indian educators to tell the origins of Salish Kootenai College and the other tribal colleges across the country.

The first tribal college was Navajo Community College founded in 1968. Boyer’s book uses interviews with tribal college presidents to relate the story of the years of struggle to found the tribal colleges and secure their funding and legitimacy. Joe and other leaders lobbied federal government officials, off reservation educators, and foundations to scrape together the resources to enable the tribal colleges to survive their early years. The book is drawn from interviews with tribal college leaders such as Joe McDonald, Jeanie Pease of Crow, and Jim Shanley of Fort Peck.

Paul Boyer, Capturing Education: Envisioning and Building the First Tribal Colleges (128 pages) is published by Salish Kootenai College Press. It sells for $12.95 paperback and $22.95 hardback. It is available at the SKC Bookstore or by mail prepaid from SKC Press, PO Box 70, Pablo, MT 59855 (include $2 shipping).

Curated from Looking back on Native Spirit in 2015

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