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Photo highlights from the 2016 AIHEC Student Conference

Apr 24th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Tribal college students, staff, faculty, and administrators gathered March 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the annual AIHEC Student Conference. Below are some photo highlights.

Exhibition on Lloyd Kiva New and the Institute of American Indian Arts Opens

Apr 21st, 2016 | By | No Comments »

The influence of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), the Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA’s) first artistic director, will be highlighted in the exhibition, Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA. The showcase will also include work from IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present. New (1916-2002) was (more)

Leech Lake Tribal College Instructor Passionate about Wild Rice

Apr 14th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

At age 40, Drewes decided to further her education and pursued a doctorate in land resources with a personal interest in wild rice. She succeeded and currently teaches at Leech Lake Tribal College.

Salish Kootenai College to Open Student Health Center

Apr 4th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health Department will operate the center, which will provide limited primary medical care, nursing, referrals and health education resources to SKC students, their qualified dependents, and college faculty and staff.

‘All Cheyenne are like that. We’re humble’: Tribal Colleges Work to Overcome Obstacles

Apr 4th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

Both Little Big Horn and Dull Knife colleges are working to become a part of the clearinghouse in order to collect better data and find ways to market themselves.

Tribal College Students at SIPI Simulate Mars

Apr 1st, 2016 | By | No Comments »

The mini-Mars yard room is in full swing at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hoop Dreams Helping Tohono O’odham Community College Student Come of Age

Apr 1st, 2016 | By | No Comments »

TOCC had recently been approved as a GED testing center, and Chavez became the first person to take the test there and pass it. He joined the basketball program, and as a member of the T-O nation, he’d have school paid for.

Leech Lake Tribal College Graduate to Serve on U.S. Department of Education Committee

Mar 28th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

The U.S. Department of Education named committee members who will draft proposed regulations in parts of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA) that replaced the outdated No Child Left Behind Act. Leslie Harper was nominated by the National Coalition of Native Language Schools to serve as a participating alternate committee member.

Venida Chenault of Haskell Indian Nations University Honored

Mar 28th, 2016 | By | No Comments »

The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity announced on Friday a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. Haskell Indian Nations University President, Dr. Venida Chenault is among of group of honorees.

Meet Native America: Clarena M. Brockie, Dean of Students at Aaniiih Nakoda College

Mar 23rd, 2016 | By | No Comments »

In the interview series Meet Native America, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian invites tribal leaders, cultural figures, and other interesting and accomplished Native individuals to introduce themselves and say a little about their lives and work. Aaniiih Nakoda College’s Clarena Brockie is featured in this edition.