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Sisters Earn Late-Life AA Degrees from White Earth Tribal and Community College

May 27th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Sisters Carol Jean McDougall and Lois ‘Petey’ Olson recently graduated from the White Earth Tribal & Community College with associate degrees in Native American studies and humanities, respectively.

500K Grant for Solar Energy Will Help Train Leech Lake Tribal College Students

May 26th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance will further build local capacity through training Leech Lake Tribal College graduates in solar construction.

American Council on Education Issues Tribal College and University Funding Report

May 26th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

This issue brief first contextualizes the important progress TCUs have made in Indian Country, then describes important inequities in federal, state, and local funding that limit these institutions’ ability to further their impact on the tribal communities they are chartered to serve.

Mars in New Mexico: SIPI Students Transform Desert Into Martian Landscape

May 25th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

In the institute’s engineering and technology programs use red dirt from the surrounding hills to reconstruct the Martian landscape. They call it the Mars Yard.

For Native Foresters, Land Management About More than Economics and Timber

May 23rd, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Tribal foresters manage roughly 18 million acres of U.S. forestland, often in the face of budgetary and staffing shortfalls. Despite these challenges, tribal leaders are working with Yale F&ES and other schools to develop the next generation of Native foresters.

APU Looks into Becoming a Tribal College

May 23rd, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Alaska Pacific University has started exploring a change in identity — from a small, private university to a federally recognized tribal college, according to leaders at the school.

Interior Secretary Jewell Speaks at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Commencement

May 20th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Drawing from her own experience, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell encouraged graduates of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to not be afraid to forge their own paths in life. She also commended them for joining other alumni who have received a quality higher education.

Three El Paso Girls Sign to play Basketball at Turtle Mountain Community College

May 16th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Turtle Mountain Community College is seeking to position itself as a powerhouse in women’s hoops. Belen Gutierrez, Jocelyn Gandara, and Alexis Holguin signed with the North Dakota college Friday afternoon at Street Cred Sports in East-Central El Paso.

AmeriCorps Grant Boosts Sitting Bull College’s GED Program

May 12th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

The Corporation for National and Community Service provided the program with a grant, called the AmeriCorps Standing Rock GED Project, to provide three tutors each in Fort Yates, McLaughlin, S.D., and Mobridge, S.D. The tutors — called AmeriCorps members — are volunteers, but they get small living allowances and scholarships.

The Impact of an Educational Intervention on American Indian Students’ Interest in the Health Professions

May 11th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Introduction American Indian populations experience decreased health outcomes and a disproportionate disease burden when compared with other ethnic populations in the United States. Additionally, they have higher mortality rates for a number of health conditions, including chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (368% higher), diabetes mellitus (178% higher), unintentional injuries (138% higher), and intentional self-harm and (more)