International Reprints Extend Our Reach

May 15th, 2001 | By | Category: 12-4: Colleges for the Community
By Marjane Ambler, editor

Once again we want to let you know how thankful we are to you, our readers, for responding to articles in our journal. It is always rewarding to know that you have been moved to action in support of our institutions.

Most recently we heard from a reader back east who suggests that the article in our spring issue, “Reaching out with Hearts and Hands,” is the type of awareness building article that should be a regular feature. She asked where to send donations from herself and friends to most benefit the colleges. We recommended that they donate to the American Indian College Fund, which provides scholarships at all of the tribal colleges.

Internationally, TCJ plays a role in informing folks about the colleges. Many of our articles are reprinted in European newsletters about American Indians. This summer, one of our articles, “For Native People, Art is not Optional” (Vol. XI, N.4), will be translated into German. The Swiss newsletter, Incomindios Switzerland, supports the Indian education by raising money in Europe for Indian schools and colleges.

After reading Michael Wassegijig Price’s article “Of Science & Spirit” in Volume XII, No. 2, Iowa State University invited Price to speak at the university. An enrolled member of Wikwemikong First Nations, Price chairs the Leech Lake Tribal College Department of Science & Mathematics in Minnesota. His lecture was entitled, “A Native Perspective on Culture, Ethics, and Biotechnology.” It was sponsored by seemingly disparate groups: the ISU American Indian Studies Program, United Native American Student Association (UNASA), the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), the American Indian Rights Organization (AIRO), the Bioethics Program, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and the Office of Biotechnology.

As always, we invite you to share any suggestions or comments you have, positive or negative. We also like to hear updates about people who have been featured in the journal. Write to: <editor@tribalcollegejournal.org> or Letters to the editor, P.O. Box 720, Mancos, Colo. 81328.

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