Navajo Technical University Hopes to Raise Awareness about Chemical Engineering Technology Program

Oct 16th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Daniel Vandever

In June 2015, the Higher Learning Commission approved Navajo Technical University (NTU) to begin offering an Associate of Applied Science degree in chemical engineering technology to fill a regional need for workers in industrial and manufacturing plants. However, only two students are currently enrolled in the Chemical Engineering Technology Program in spite of being located (more)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to Host Pumpkin Run

Oct 12th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) will be hosting the 11th annual Pumpkin Run and Walk on October 22, 2016. The race is five kilometers (3.1 miles), and the route will begin and end on the FDLTCC campus at 2101 14th Street in Cloquet, Minnesota. The event is open to runners and walkers (more)

Pendleton Weaves New American Indian College Fund Blanket

Oct 11th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

Pendleton Woolen Mills has announced the release of an exclusive blanket to benefit the American Indian College Fund, the nation’s largest philanthropic effort supporting Native American higher education for more than 25 years. The Naskan Saddle Blanket, a new release for 2016, represents the collaboration between Pendleton and the College Fund to honor and reawaken (more)

Miss Navajo Technical University Raises Awareness about Domestic Violence

Oct 11th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Daniel Vandever

As the 2016-2017 Miss Navajo Technical University (NTU), Brandy Joey realizes the unique position she is in as NTU royalty. She was crowned Miss NTU on September 7, 2016, after beating out three other contestants for the prestigious title. Joey has since made it her mission to tackle domestic violence issues on the Navajo Nation, (more)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Waives Application Fee

Oct 5th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) is among the 30 colleges and seven universities in Minnesota that is waiving application fees in October for all or part of College Knowledge Month, an annual statewide effort to encourage students to apply to college. “We have participated in the application fee waiver during College Knowledge (more)

Northwest Indian College to Host Local Environmental Observers Network Program

Sep 28th, 2016 | | No Comments »

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced an interagency agreement on treaty rights and other initiatives designed to advance tribal sovereignty and self-determination. The development will have far-reaching implications for Northwest Indian College (NWIC), which is located on the Lummi reservation in western Washington State. At the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, (more)

American Indian College Fund Partners with Nonprofit to Help Tribal College Students Plan and Pay for Higher Education

Sep 22nd, 2016 | | No Comments »

Salt, the best-in-class education-consumer literacy program provided by the nonprofit American Student Assistance, is pleased to announce a partnership with the American Indian College Fund to support tribal colleges and universities nationwide in offering money management advice, personalized student loan help, and straightforward budgeting tools free-of-charge to students and alumni. “American Indians face steep barriers (more)

Institute of American Indian Arts Students Raise Funds to Support Standing Rock

Sep 20th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Eric Davis

To help support the Standing Rock community, students from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will host an event to raise funds for the Sacred Stone School at Standing Rock on October 16, 2016, from 2 to 4pm, in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Organized by IAIA student Barbara (more)

United Tribes Offering New Programs

Sep 16th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is offering four new programs this fall, including one new bachelor’s degree program. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved UTTC’s request to offer a Bachelor of Science in environmental science and research. The four-year program will be taught at the new Science and Technology Center. The college began conferring bachelor’s (more)

College Fund Publication Shares Ways to Help Native Students Succeed

Sep 14th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

At just over 13%, American Indian students have the lowest college graduation rate in the United States. In a new publication from the American Indian College Fund, several tribal colleges and universities share how to create systems and structures to promote Native student success. The publication, titled, Achieving the Dream: Improving Student Success at Tribal (more)