Gerald One Feather (Oglala Lakota) passed away this past weekend in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was 76. One Feather was a giant in the history of American Indian higher education: he was one of the founding fathers of Oglala Lakota College (OLC), the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the tribal college movement as (more)
The Oglala Lakota athlete who became an Olympic gold medalist in his youth, and is today an admired role model, will be the honored guest of the 2014 United Tribes International Powwow. Billy Mills is scheduled to attend events throughout the powwow, set for September 4-7 at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC, Bismarck, ND). All (more)
A quarter century after introducing the inaugural issue of TCJ, Sinte Gleska University president and tribal college movement founder Lionel Bordeaux offers words of reflection and inspiration.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, longtime editor Marjane Ambler selected 25 alumni from tribal colleges and universities all over North America who have gone on to serve their people and communities.
Founded the same year as TCJ, the American Indian College Fund has been a vital force in the tribal college movement, offering student scholarships and programmatic support.
There has been a paradigm shift in the media industry over the past 25 years, leading to the demise of many publications. TCJ publisher Rachael Marchbanks illuminates how TCJ has adapted and transformed in order to navigate this sea change.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society has named Teach For America as one of the top workplaces for American Indian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals. Teach For America’s Native Alliance Initiative works closely with tribal communities, helping graduates from education programs offered at various tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to find employment (more)
The College of Menominee Nation (CMN, Keshena, WI) recently received a grant from First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado, to help fund its Gardens for Elders project. Designed to benefit elders from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Gardens for Elders is an intergenerational, community- based project that focuses on helping elders grow fresh, (more)
The trustees of White Earth Tribal and Community College Council (WETCC, Mahnomen, MN) have named Terry Janis (Oglala Lakota) as the new college president. Originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Janis has worked and advocated for Native people for the past 20 years. Prior to being named WETCC president, Janis served (more)
The board of directors at Fort Peck Community College (FPCC, Poplar, MT) has selected long-time employee and former student Haven Gourneau as the new FPCC president. Gourneau exemplifies the success of tribal college students, as well as the impact TCUs have on their respective communities. Nearly 27 years ago, on the advice of her best (more)