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American Indian College Fund Partners with Nonprofit to Help Tribal College Students Plan and Pay for Higher Education

Sep 22nd, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Salt, the best-in-class education-consumer literacy program provided by the nonprofit American Student Assistance, is pleased to announce a partnership with the American Indian College Fund to support tribal colleges and universities nationwide in offering money management advice, personalized student loan help, and straightforward budgeting tools free-of-charge to students and alumni. “American Indians face steep barriers (more)

Northwest Indian College Hosts Intergovernmental Meeting on the Environment

Sep 13th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Northwest Indian College (NWIC) in Bellingham, Washington, recently participated in a town hall segment of the Council for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The commission is an intergovernmental organization consisting of representatives from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Prior to the town hall at NWIC, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, (more)

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Gets $500K to Create New STEM-Related Degree

Sep 12th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

The Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College in New Town has received a $500,000 federal grant to create a new associates degree.

Haskell Students Join Pipeline Protest

Sep 9th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Many Haskell students have been actively involved in the protesting at Standing Rock.

California Tribal College Begins President Search

Sep 6th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

The Board of Regents of the California Tribal College (CTC) recently began its search for the college’s first president. Still in the formative search stages, CTC has issued a formal announcement and is now accepting applications. According to CTC’s announcement, the ideal candidate will be “an experienced, high energy visionary with the skills and commitment (more)

Senator Stabenow Applauds $429,000 for Tribal Colleges in Mid-Michigan and the Upper Peninsula

Aug 31st, 2016 | By | No Comments »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today applauded $429,000 for tribal colleges in Isabella, Chippewa, and Baraga Counties from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development program. This grant comes from the Tribal College Initiative Grant program which provides funding to tribal colleges to make capital improvements to their educational facilities and to (more)

Northwest Indian College to renovate 1931 Day School with help from $143K USDA grant

Aug 31st, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Bellingham Northwest Indian College will make repairs to its 1931 Day School with the help of a $143,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The college’s 5,000-square-foot Day School houses offices, classrooms and space for tribal elders, the USDA said. The grant will help replace windows, old siding, trim and gutters and remove lead-based (more)

FCC Commissioner Visits Navajo Technical University in Effort of Improving Broadband Connectivity on the Navajo Nation

Aug 31st, 2016 | By | No Comments »

CROWNPOINT, NEW MEXICO – Stakeholders with a vested interest in broadband connectivity on the Navajo Nation came together at Navajo Technical University on August 10, 2016 as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Mignon L. Clyburn held a roundtable discussion to collect input and challenges in expanding broadband access. The visit was a part (more)

Leech Lake Tribal College students present summer research findings

Aug 31st, 2016 | By | No Comments »

CASS LAKE — Ojibwe legends and science met this summer during a Leech Lake Tribal College project in northern Minnesota. Over the course of eight weeks, a group of high school and Leech Lake Tribal College students conducted research on the wild ginger root, also known as Namepin. The project was led by Sheila Northbird, (more)

SD tribal community colleges awarded $429,000 in USDA grants

Aug 31st, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Huron, S.D. – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah recently announced funding to help tribal colleges, including three in South Dakota, upgrade their infrastructure, purchase equipment and make other improvements to their educational facilities. Funding is provided through USDA’s Tribal College Initiative Grant program. Mensah made the announcement while visiting Northwest (more)