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An Act of Sovereignty: Governing Tribal Higher Education

May 2nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Governance at tribal colleges and universities differs from that at mainstream institutions. Although regional accreditation requirements necessitate the implementation of some Western standards, TCUs have forged their own leadership models that make their governance an act of sovereignty. TCJ PAID CONTENT

College Fund Responds to Derisive Article on TCUs

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Editor’s Note: The Hechinger Report and the Atlantic Monthly recently published an article criticizing tribal colleges and universities. It has since come to light that neither publication thoroughly vetted the article to assure that it accurately and fairly portrayed TCUs, choosing instead to run the piece despite its inaccuracies and disingenuous reporting. As a result (more)

Sherry Red Owl, Stands at Dawn Woman

May 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Anpo Inajin Win—Stands at Dawn Woman—is a fitting name for Sherry Red Owl. She greets each day as a new opportunity and has spent her life working at new things. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Healing Ourselves: Culture and Behavioral Health at Tribal Colleges and Universities

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | No Comments »

For over 40 years, tribal colleges and universities have devised innovative programs to address behavioral and tribal health. Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, looks back at the progress made and details current strategies and initiatives. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Journey to Freedom: Reflecting on our responsibilities, renewing our promises

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Tribal colleges and universities have emerged as exceptional institutions—and their leaders still have promises to keep and new goals to achieve. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Through Woksape Oyate, we share Our People’s Wisdom

Feb 9th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Recently, I witnessed many Native people of all ages and tribes sharing Native intellectual knowledge of generosity, talent, leadership, and spirituality at the gathering of the Woksape Oyate. Lakota for “Wisdom of the People,” Woksape Oyate is a project of the American Indian College Fund meant to build intellectual capital at tribal colleges. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Leadership and Wellness Go Hand In Hand

May 15th, 2007 | By | No Comments »

One of the most remarkable, rewarding, and challenging experiences is being called to serve in a leadership role at a tribal education institution. From the time I first moved into tribal college administration in 1983, I have been in awe of both the personal challenges and the many opportunities.

Decolonizing Research: Indigenous scholars can take over the research process

Nov 15th, 2004 | By | No Comments »

Research that revitalizes our cultural traditions and ways of living is sacred work, essential to our survival. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Wellness in the Workplace: Building a More Productive Institution

May 15th, 2003 | By | No Comments »

When workers bring their personal crises to the workplace, what can be done to change unhealthy behavior? TCJ PAID CONTENT

Sinte Gleska University Reclaims Land from Loneliness

Nov 15th, 2000 | By | No Comments »

Land has its own story to tell. It speaks of the joyful experiences of human beings, animals, and plants. It tells of blood that has spilled, tears that have fallen, and broken bodies that have been laid to rest. This is the story of a piece of land that once was the site of the most troubling of tribal educational experiences – the boarding school. Now Sinte Gleska University is transforming that land into a model of tribal land use. TCJ PAID CONTENT