FALCON Promotes Tribal Land Grant Perspective

Aug 15th, 2006 | By | Category: 18-1: The Winding Road to Student Success, Tribal College News

The First Americans Land Grant College Organization & Network (FALCON) was welcomed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Land Grant system during a USDA Conference held in May 2006.

In her keynote comments, President Cheryl Crazy Bull of Northwest Indian College and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium said that FALCON can promote a uniquely “tribal” land grant perspective that addresses tribal homelands, language, socio-economic systems, and spirituality.

Terry Tatsey, land grant director at Blackfeet Community College, and FALCON president, explained how FALCON contributed to tribal college work by providing professional development opportunities.

Phil Baird, dean of vocational and academic programs at United Tribes Technical College, spoke of the importance of tribal college representation in national program and policy development.

FALCON has acquired nonprofit status, which will enable it to seek funding to provide professional development services to the 1994 land grant institutions and to fulfill its communication goals.

For information, contact Terry Tatsey by email ttatsey@bfcc.org or phone (406)338-7755 or John Phillips by email johnphillips@mchsi.com or phone (573)234-2064.

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