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CTC Completes First Certificate Program

Jul 29th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

After great anticipation, #California Tribal College (CTC) has officially taken off. CTC commenced operations by offering a certificate program in tribal leadership and governance July 6-10. Forty-seven eager students, representing 22 tribes, completed the week-long program. It’s the first educational program hosted by CTC and was held at the offices of the Yocha Dehe Wintun (more)

Opportunities in New Legislation for Tribal College Students

Jul 22nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) has issued a statement of support for “America’s College Promise.” The organization notes that the legislation will “open new worlds of opportunity for thousands of American Indian students at tribal colleges.” Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) helped sponsor the America’s College Promise Act of 2015. AIHEC asserts that the (more)

NSF Program Supports Native Student Research

Jul 14th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

#United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is the first tribal college to be awarded funding for the Tribal College Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU), a project of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The ten-week, research-oriented program will allow eight students to explore plant restoration and ecology, insect communication and ecological impacts, integrated buffalo prairie management, (more)

Diné College Launches New Radio Station

Jul 9th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Diné College’s (DC’s) newly established radio station, 92.1 KXWR-LPFM, broadcast across the airwaves last week. The DC campus and community welcomed the new radio station with a launch celebration, along with a tour of the studios. “The radio station has been a long time coming,” says Cuyler Frank, the college’s Director of Radio Operations. “We (more)

TCJ Wins Media Award

Jul 3rd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal was presented with the Silver Award for best magazine cover illustration at the Associated Media and Publishing’s annual Excel Awards Gala in Washington, DC. The contest drew over 1000 entries. The winning illustration appeared on the cover of TCJ’s winter 2014 issue on workforce development. The cover features the painting entitled Evening (more)

Sundance and IAIA Screenwriters Announced

Jun 30th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program and the Institute of American Indian Arts’(IAIA) Department of Cinematic Arts and Technology selected six Native American screenwriters, Gabe Abeyta (Taos Pueblo and Navajo), Katie Avery (Iñupiaq), Kelly D’Angelo (Haudenosaunee), Felicia Nez (Navajo), Blue Tarpalechee (Muscogee), and Kaherawaks Thompson (St. Regis Mohawk), to take part in the opening (more)

UTTC Students Strive for Success at National AIBL Conference

Jun 26th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Students from United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) attended the national American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL) conference held at the Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico this past April and were triumphant in their competing categories. UTTC placed first in the Portfolio competition. The students were awarded a trophy and received $1,000 for future (more)

Shakopees Fund OLC Immersion School

Jun 15th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Oglala Lakota College (OLC) president Thomas Shortbull has announced that the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally recognized Indian tribe located southwest of Minneapolis, has awarded the college a $25,000 grant to assist with the operation of the Lakota Woglaka Wounspe Lakota Immersion School. “This is the second grant we have received from the Shakopee (more)

College Fund Receives Clinton Global Initiative Commitment

Jun 10th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian College Fund announced a Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) “Commitment to Action” for its partnership with the Brazelton Touchpoints Center today at CGI America’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. The organizations will work together to provide early childhood training for teachers and service providers in underserved, rural Native American communities. Both (more)

Crazy Bull to Head Rafting Retreat

May 28th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota), president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will be the featured guest on a six-day rafting retreat through the canyon country of southeastern Utah. The event will take place September 20-27, 2015, along the Green River, beginning and ending in Moab, Utah. Joining Crazy Bull will be author (more)