Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) in Cass Lake, Minnesota has joined an array of nine institutions, organizations, and companies in Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) fight against childhood obesity. LLTC officials travelled to Washington, D.C. where they took part in PHA’s 2015 Building a Healthier Future Summit. In joining the effort, LLTC will implement (more)
The College of Menominee Nation’s (CMN) applied research projects on solar energy are expanding with a new $197,128 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Human Resource Development. The award is making it possible for CMN to introduce renewable energy concepts to children from high-risk primary schools in the neighboring city of Green Bay (more)
Since the early 1970s, First Nations people in Canada have established 24 Native-run colleges. This article identifies the important factors that influenced them to create postsecondary institutions. It also highlights efforts in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, where Native leaders played an especially important role in advancing higher education for the Aboriginal population with the (more)
The field of world Indigenous higher education remains in a relatively nascent state. Little research has been conducted on the movement and its current development. This is not surprising considering that the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) was founded in 2002. Despite this paucity of research, there are some valuable resources for those interested (more)
Edited by Patrick E. Marlow and Sabine Siekmann University of Arizona Press (2013) 179 pages Review by Jurgita Antoine This book discusses the Second Language Acquisition Teacher Education project at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant, the program was designed to provide training to language teachers from Alaskan (more)
Edited by Hal Langfur University of New Mexico Press (2014) 285 pages Review by Colin Snider The edited volume Native Brazil is a welcome and long-overdue contribution on Brazilian Indigenous peoples. It is a work that finally begins to bring scholarship on Indigenous Brazil closer to the much more developed scholarship on Indigenous peoples in (more)
By Ronald Spores and Andrew K. Balkansky University of Oklahoma Press (2013) 311 pages Review by Kathleen M. McIntyre With 16 distinct ethnic groupings, the southern state of Oaxaca is home to one-quarter of Mexico’s total Indigenous population. In this engaging book, archaeologists Ronald Spores and Andrew K. Balkansky focus on the history of the (more)
Directed by Christopher McLeod, narrated by Graham Greene Bullfrog Films (2013) 228 minutes Review by David Yarlott Jr. This film series illustrates the struggles of Indigenous communities standing up against large and powerful organizations to protect and preserve sacred lands. With Graham Greene narrating, director Christopher McLeod captures voices of Indigenous leaders speaking in defense (more)
Today, Indigenous peoples worldwide are coming together to assert greater self-determination in higher education. The movement is built on shared experiences and underscores the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing.
Recent immigration policies have led to a fortification of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tohono O’odham Community College is at the front lines, studying and negotiating how the international border affects Indigenous communities and ecosystems.