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)

College Fund Gala Held in Chicago

May 24th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

This past week, the American Indian College Fund celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a gala held in Chicago, Illinois, at the historic Drake Hotel. Two hundred attendees gathered to honor two of the College Fund’s founders and to benefit the organization’s mission to provide Native Americans with access to higher education. Dr. Gerald Gipp (Hunkpapa (more)

TCJ Announces Student Awards

May 22nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal (TCJ) announced the winners of its annual TCJ Student creative writing, art, and film contest today. This year the publication had a strong pool of entries in all categories, making the contest especially competitive. The journal’s staff thanks all those who submitted their work and looks forward to more submissions in the (more)

John Gritts Receives Honorary Doctorate

May 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

John Gritts (Cherokee Nation), a longtime veteran of American Indian education and educational affairs, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bacone College this May. Several dignitaries and high level college officials were on hand to honor Gritts at the ceremony, which was held at the Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Dr. Gritts (more)

IAIA to Host Dartmouth Native American Studies Program

May 15th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will host Dartmouth College’s first off-campus program offered by the Department of Native American Studies, beginning in the fall of 2015. The program, which focuses on Native American art and tribal law and government, was developed by Native American Studies Department chair N. Bruce Duthu. After an extensive search (more)

CDKC Rocket Team Wins Climate Change Experiment Award

May 14th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Kate Bertin

“Five… four… three… two… one… We have ignition!” Seven students from Chief Dull Knife College (CDKC), along with three advisors, stood on the sun-drenched prairie of the Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Wisconsin and watched their rockets shoot into the crystal blue sky. Soft white vapor trails tracked the direction of their launches, and (more)

Diné College Students Photographs Catch National Attention

May 10th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

Five Diné College students traveled to the University of Colorado, Boulder (UC-B) on April 24th for a gallery show of their photography work. Enitled “Tribal Eye Photo Workshop,” the exhibition was the culmination of a yearlong environmental research project that examines the changing world on the Navajo Reservation due to climate change. Students chose research (more)

FDLTCC Publishes Literary Anthology

May 5th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has published the third edition of its literary anthology, The Thunderbird Review. The 92-page book features writing and art submitted by students from FDLTCC, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Carleton College, and Lake Superior College, as well as work from individuals residing in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. (more)

Fostering the Intellectual and Tribal Spirit: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer

May 2nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Deborah His Horse Is Thunder

Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) play a critical role in American Indian communities. As the primary postsecondary institutions in Indian Country, TCUs served nearly 20,000 college students and over 47,000 community members in 2010 (American Indian Higher Education Consortium, 2012). Since the establishment of Navajo Community College as the first tribal college in 1968, TCUs (more)

Climate Change Working Group Meets at SIPI

May 2nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Laura Paskus

On a sunny spring weekend in Albuquerque—on the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) campus— the Indigenous People’s Climate Change Working Group convened to hash out a strategy for addressing the planet’s greatest emergency. Formed in 2006, the group has sought to develop education and research programs at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) that are focused (more)