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LLTC Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) president Dr. Donald Day joined President Barrack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. Together, they announced new initiatives to help more students prepare for and (more)

26-2: “Workforce Development” Table of Contents

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Features Creating Pathways to a Better Life: How Four Tribal Colleges Are Training Skilled Workers to Meet Regional Needs By Jerry Worley With the tremendous job growth and economic boom on the Northern Plains, tribal colleges in Montana and North Dakota are initiating new innovative programs to address the  Training for Tomorrow: Developing a Native (more)

NTU’s Dual-Credit Program Offers Job Experience for High School Students

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

In an effort to give high schools specialized workforce training, Navajo Technical University (NTU) is offering a dual-credit program in industrial maintenance and operations. NTU launched the initiative in collaboration with the Central Consolidated School District and the Arizona Public Service (APS) utility company in 2012, with the intention of helping students get a jump-start (more)

CMN Trains High-Tech and Traditional Workforces

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Mention “cutting edge” in relation to workforce development and you’re likely to get different responses from different people at the College of Menominee Nation (CMN). In a trades building classroom, students learn about G-Code—a computer program written in commands unique to the machining industry—and how the software operates a mechanized cutting tool that is perfectly (more)

San Carlos Apache Set to Establish a Tribal College

Nov 9th, 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)

The College Fund Raises Over $1 Million At Anniversary Gala

Nov 8th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian College Fund kicked off its 25th anniversary celebration and fundraising efforts with a black tie gala that raised more than $1 million to benefit Native American education. Held October 20 at Pier Sixty in New York City, it was the largest and most successful fundraising event in the organization’s 25-year history. Funds (more)

Red Star: The Work of a Crow Artist

Nov 5th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Hailing from the Crow Indian Reservation in central Montana and an early graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Kevin Red Star has helped shape modern American Indian art. What follows is a sampling of Red Star’s body of work. A more detailed survey and in-depth discussion of the artist’s methods, influences, and background (more)

FBCC Names Twyla Baker-Demaray as Next President

Oct 28th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The board of regents at Fort Berthold Community College (FBCC) has selected Dr. Twyla Baker-Demaray as the college’s next president. She is the school’s seventh president and succeeds Mr. Russell Mason Jr. who retired last spring. Dr. Baker-Demaray is an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. She is an alumnus of FBCC, (more)

SBC and TMCC to receive federal funds for workforce programs

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $10 million to support job-driven energy and related industry training programs at four North Dakota colleges. Two tribal colleges made the list, including Sitting Bull College (SBC) in Fort (more)

Miss Diné College 2014-2015 Crowned

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The Miss Diné College Pageant Committee has selected Ms. Delta Higdon of Valley Store, Arizona, as the college’s new ambassador. Ms. Higdon’s clans are Naasht’ézhí Táchii’nii born for Kinyaa’áanii, her maternal grandparents clan are Tódích’íi’nii and her paternal grandparents clan are Bilagáana. As a 2013 graduate of Navajo Preparatory High School, the newly crowned ambassador (more)