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CMN Launches Gardens for Elders Project

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The College of Menominee Nation (CMN, Keshena, WI) recently received a grant from First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado, to help fund its Gardens for Elders project. Designed to benefit elders from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Gardens for Elders is an intergenerational, community- based project that focuses on helping elders grow fresh, (more)

WETCC Names Terry Janis as President

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The trustees of White Earth Tribal and Community College Council (WETCC, Mahnomen, MN) have named Terry Janis (Oglala Lakota) as the new college president. Originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Janis has worked and advocated for Native people for the past 20 years. Prior to being named WETCC president, Janis served (more)

Haven Gourneau Selected as President of FPCC

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The board of directors at Fort Peck Community College (FPCC, Poplar, MT) has selected long-time employee and former student Haven Gourneau as the new FPCC president. Gourneau exemplifies the success of tribal college students, as well as the impact TCUs have on their respective communities. Nearly 27 years ago, on the advice of her best (more)

26-1: “Celebrating 25 Years” Table of Contents

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Features Origin Story: The Genesis of Tribal College Journal By Paul Boyer TCJ founder and former editor, Paul Boyer, looks back at the origins of the journal and the tribal college movement, meditating on how youthful exuberance—and naivety—are often essential ingredients for action. Launching Lives of Service: We Honor 25 Outstanding Tribal College Alumni By (more)

TCJ Designer Walt Pourier honored

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) has announced that Walt Pourier (Oglala Lakota) of Nakota Designs has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Creative Leadership Award. Pourier was one of three nominees selected from a list of 18 individuals and organizations throughout the State of Colorado. The Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards honor Coloradans who (more)

TCUs Offer American Indians/Alaska Natives Debt-free Opportunities for Higher Education Access and Success

Jul 21st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Alexandria, VA – In response to a report released by the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) on federal student loans and community colleges, the nation’s tribal colleges and universities, which collectively are the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, reiterate remarks issued earlier this week by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). More (more)

Dr. Elden Lawrence, former SWC president and scholar, passes on

Jul 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Dr. Elden Eugene Lawrence (Dakota), former president of Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC, Sisseton, SD) passed away this past Fourth of July. He was 77. Lawrence was born in 1936 on the Sisseton Wahpeton Indian Reservation in eastern South Dakota. He came from a large family, having 10 siblings, nine of whom were brothers. As a (more)

San Carlos Apache Set to Establish a Tribal College

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The San Carlos Apache Tribe has announced that it will partner with Arizona State University (ASU) in establishing its own tribally controlled college. The new tribal college will be the first Apache-controlled institution of higher education. “A tribal college operated by and for Apaches will help secure the future of the tribe, not just as (more)

NWIC Space Center Rocket Goes Supersonic

Jun 18th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Nine Northwest Indian College (NWIC, Bellingham, WA) students took part in the First Nations Launch in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this year. Three teams were entered into the competition for tribal climate change, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), and the Supersonic Challenge. In the Supersonic Challenge, NWIC students used a rocket nicknamed “Flaming Arrow” (more)

American Indian College Fund Awards Grants to Preserve and Restore Native Art Forms

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian College Fund has awarded four three-year grants of $50,000 each to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in the upper-Midwest through a program designed to increase the intergenerational transfer of artistic and cultural knowledge and processes from elders to adults and children. The grants also provide direct support for Native artists, while stemming (more)