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TCJ Announces Student Awards

May 22nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal (TCJ) announced the winners of its annual TCJ Student creative writing, art, and film contest today. This year the publication had a strong pool of entries in all categories, making the contest especially competitive. The journal’s staff thanks all those who submitted their work and looks forward to more submissions in the (more)

John Gritts Receives Honorary Doctorate

May 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

John Gritts (Cherokee Nation), a longtime veteran of American Indian education and educational affairs, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bacone College this May. Several dignitaries and high level college officials were on hand to honor Gritts at the ceremony, which was held at the Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Dr. Gritts (more)

IAIA to Host Dartmouth Native American Studies Program

May 15th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will host Dartmouth College’s first off-campus program offered by the Department of Native American Studies, beginning in the fall of 2015. The program, which focuses on Native American art and tribal law and government, was developed by Native American Studies Department chair N. Bruce Duthu. After an extensive search (more)

FDLTCC Publishes Literary Anthology

May 5th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has published the third edition of its literary anthology, The Thunderbird Review. The 92-page book features writing and art submitted by students from FDLTCC, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Carleton College, and Lake Superior College, as well as work from individuals residing in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. (more)

NICC Students Succeed in Removing Textbook Misinformation

May 2nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The students in an introductory psychology class at Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC) successfully petitioned the authors of their textbook to remove misinformation about American Indian sweats. Their accomplishment is all the more noteworthy and significant given the long and grievous tradition of social scientists writing about tribal cultural practices without first consulting with the (more)

Thousands of Athletes to Take Part in World Indigenous Games

May 2nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in the United States and Canada have been formally invited to take part in the first World Indigenous Games this fall. The event will be held September 18–27 in Palmas, Brazil. Organizers from the games’ Inter Tribal Committee (ITC) expect thousands of Indigenous athletes from more than 30 countries on (more)

26-4: “Tribal College Governance” Table of Contents

May 2nd, 2015 | By | Comments Off on 26-4: “Tribal College Governance” Table of Contents

Tribal colleges were founded to serve Native communities and offer a culturally relevant education. For accreditation and articulation purposes, however, TCUs have had to adopt Western forms of governance. Discover how TCUs are assuming greater sovereignty over their administration, organization, and structure—and how TCU leaders are incorporating traditional modes of leadership.

IAIA to Hold Music Festival

Apr 28th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will hold its Life Road Music Festival on Sunday, May 10, 2015, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on the IAIA campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event will be an all-ages show with free admission. No alcohol, drugs, bottles, or cans will be allowed. Lawn chairs and (more)

NTU Soars at NM SkillsUSA Competition

Apr 24th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Sixty-two Navajo Technical University (NTU) students, competing individually or in teams, took top honors at the NM SkillsUSA championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 9-11. At the showcase of career and technical education students, NTU competed with other higher education institutions from across the state in hands-on trade, technical, and leadership skills contests. The (more)

CNC Hosts Indigenous Arts Event

Apr 20th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Some of Oklahoma’s finest Native artists will offer an evening of paintings, poetry, and storytelling at Comanche Nation College’s (CNC) second annual Indigenous arts event. Free and open to the public, the evening’s festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 in the college’s James Cox Auditorium in Lawton, Oklahoma. The event will feature (more)