In a corner office at Salish Kootenai College, students meet with Student Success Specialist Jason Heavy Runner to talk about the results of their college placement tests.
22-4: Honoring Student Success
A crucial part of the Environments Science Program’s recruitment and retention tool is the opportunity for students to conduct individual research.
By Jeffrey P. Shepherd University of Arizona Press (2010) Review by Bradley Shreve After more than 10 years of research and writing, Jeffrey Shepherd’s study of the Hualapai people of western Arizona has finally hit the shelves. Like his mentor Peter Iverson’s landmark book, Diné: A History of the Navajos, Shepherd’s work offers a concise (more)
Edited By Jose Barreiro Fulcrum Press (2010) Review by Michael W. Simpson If you could obtain only two books to start an American Indian Studies section for your library, Spirit and Reason: A Vine Deloria, Jr. Reader would be the first purchase. The second would be Thinking in Indian: A John Mohawk Reader. In fact, (more)
On March 1, Dr. Ginny Carney, president of Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC, Cass Lake, MN), announced that LLTC has been awarded continuing accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for 10 years. The award affirms the recommendation provided by an HLC site visit team following a comprehensive evaluation of the college in October 2010 (more)
Sitting Bull College (SBC, Fort Yates, ND), Valley City State University (VCSU), and a group of five K-12 schools have formed a partnership to improve math and science proficiency at Native American K-12 schools in North Dakota. The partnership has been funded by a $360,000 grant from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. SBC (more)
By Kim Cary Warren University of North Carolina Press (2010) Review by Michael W. Simpson The basic premise of the book is that the attempts by White “reformers” to define citizenship roles for African Americans and American Indians through schooling failed because students used that very schooling to develop skills and knowledge that allowed them (more)
NASA has selected 105 of its best and brightest interns and fellows for the NASA Student Ambassador Program, including six tribal college and university (TCU) students. The agency uses the program to engage undergraduate and graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) research and interactive opportunities. The six TCU students are: Kody Ensely, (more)
Oglala Lakota College, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and South Dakota State University have recently been awarded a major cooperative grant from the National Science Foundation. The new cooperative program is designed to attract more Native American students into engineering fields and to provide them with greater support and mentorship while they work (more)
Directed by: Ron Meyer Ambrose DVD (2008); Four Discs, 240 Minutes Review by Ryan Winn Hosted by actor Tyler Christopher (Choctaw/Seneca), “A History of American Indian Achievement” is divided into three sections that collectively survey the contributions of American Indians from prehistoric through modern times. The first section focuses on pre-contact civilizations and highlights how (more)