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IAIA’s “Blood Quantum Drive” Engages Public

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

In collaboration with Axle Contemporary Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has launched a new site-specific exhibit called “Blood Quantum Drive: Making Relatives.” The installation is an IAIA studio arts project, under the guidance of international artist and sculpture professor, Dana Chodzko. The nine IAIA collaborating artists hope (more)

KBOCC Offers New Business Administration Program

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The Higher Learning Commission has approved Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College’s (KBOCC’s) new Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program. Students at the tribal college will be able to declare the new major during the spring 2015 semester. “One thing that the majority of people requested was for business classes to be offered again,” (more)

SBC and TMCC Receive Funds for Workforce Programs

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $10 million to support job-driven energy and related industry training programs at four North Dakota colleges. Two tribal colleges made the list, including Sitting Bull College (SBC) in Fort (more)

Global Indigenous Connections Enrich the CMN Experience

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

“We never know when another delegation from abroad will find its way to us in Wisconsin,” says College of Menominee Nation (CMN) president Verna Fowler. “In the same way, international travel opportunities continue to surface with great regularity for our faculty and students.” Both visitors and invitations to travel are gladly received at CMN’s Keshena (more)

Children at ANC and in Namibia Exchange Letters

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

For the past couple of years the children in Aaniiih Nakoda College’s (ANC’s) language immersion school have been writing to students at the Clever Cubs School in Namibia, Africa. This cultural exchange is the brainchild of Dr. Lynette Chandler, director of the immersion school, and Dr. Liz McClain, a science instructor who has lived and (more)

26-3: “Global Indigenous Higher Education” Table of Contents

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Features On a Dream and a Prayer: The Promise of World Indigenous Higher Education By Bradley Shreve Today, Indigenous peoples worldwide are coming together to assert greater self-determination in higher education. The movement is built on shared experiences and underscores the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing. From Montana to Brazil: Sparking an International Indigenous (more)

TCU Leaders and Students Converge on Capitol Hill

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) held an intensive briefing session and workshop in preparation for its advocacy campaign this week in Washington, D.C. Students and administrators from 37 tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) have traveled to the nation’s capital in an effort to secure funding and solidify support for American Indian higher education. (more)

TCUs to Be Included in Obama’s “America’s College Promise”

Jan 12th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) has confirmed that tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) will be included in President Obama’s new initiative, “America’s College Promise,” which will offer free tuition to all community college students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Although details about the plan remain forthcoming, education leaders have embraced its (more)

IAIA Museum Announces 2015 Art Exhibitions

Jan 6th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibitions on display beginning January 24 through July 31, 2015. The season’s opening reception will take place Friday, January 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open and free to the public. Dark Light is the (more)

LLTC Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) president Dr. Donald Day joined President Barrack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. Together, they announced new initiatives to help more students prepare for and (more)