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NTU to host sheep conference

Apr 23rd, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Navajo Technical University’s (NTU, Crownpoint, NM) veterinary technician program and extension services will be hosting a free spring sheep conference and workshop for students and the local community May 2-3. During the first day, a number of speakers will give presentations, while the second day will be devoted to hands-on demonstrations. Presentations will cover a (more)

TCJ Designer Walt Pourier honored

Apr 12th, 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)

Cobell Education Fund set to begin

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The Department of the Interior today announced that quarterly transfers of funds to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund are set to begin this week with a first transfer of nearly $580,000 to the American Indian College Fund. The scholarship fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement approved in November 2012 to provide financial assistance (more)

Will Strongheart of LCOOCC voted AIHEC slam poet of the year

Mar 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Students from tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) throughout North America gathered Saturday night at the Montana Convention Center in Billings for the inaugural American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) student congress poetry slam. Kicking off the AIHEC student conference, 29 students participated in the slam, with Will Strongheart of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (more)

CCCC students named to all-North Dakota academic team

Mar 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC, Fort Totten, ND) announced that Tausha Rainey and Myron Wanna Jr. have been named to the 2014 all-North Dakota academic team. The students were honored at a dinner and awards ceremony held at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. Eleven North Dakota community college students were named to (more)

SIPI earns initial accreditation from HLC

Mar 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn, has announced that the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC)  has awarded initial accreditation to Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI, Albuquerque, NM). “The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute holds a special place in Indian education because of its emphasis on training American (more)

TCJ Student writing contest winners announced

Mar 12th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal has officially announced the winners of its annual student writing contest. Over 70 students submitted entries in the categories of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, making the selection process extremely competitive and difficult. TCJ was honored to have Irvin Morris (Diné) serve as the 2014 guest editor. Author of the acclaimed book, From (more)

Senators sponsor Native adult education bill

Feb 24th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced the bipartisan bill, S.1998 this past February. The bill, known as the Native Adult Education Literacy Act of 2014, seeks to help address the lack of adult basic education and GED programming for American Indian and Native Hawaiian adults. Since 1996, the federal government has failed (more)

TCUs seek equity in funding

Feb 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Teams of tribal college and university (TCU) administrators and students fanned out across Capitol Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday, meeting with their respective senators and congressional representatives. Their efforts began with a joint meeting at the Senate Indian Affairs Committee chamber where the entire group spoke in a unified voice about longstanding problems that impact (more)

TCU students, presidents to make visits on Capitol Hill

Feb 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Student leaders and administrators from tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) across the U.S. met in Washington, DC on Monday in preparation for planned meetings with congressional representatives and members of the U.S. Senate. Their goal: seek much needed financial support for chronically underfunded TCUs. At Monday’s planning meeting, American Indian Higher Indian Education Consortium president (more)