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United Tribes Technical College Named a Tree Campus USA

Jun 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »

This past spring, the Arbor Day Foundation named United Tribes Technical College a Tree Campus USA, making it the first tribal college to earn this honorable distinction.

Oglala Lakota College Announces Summer Artist Series

Jun 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »

  Oglala Lakota College (OLC) opens its 13th Annual “A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists” summer artist series with featured artist Alvin Iron Cloud and his wood sculptures. He will be displaying his artwork and offering demonstrations from June 13-17, 2016. The summer artist series runs from June 13 through September 2, 2016, (more)

Students from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Navajo Technical University Win TCJ Art and Film Contests

Jun 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal has announced the winners of its 2016 TCJ Student art and film contests. Kūākea Yasak of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) won the journal’s cover art contest with his drawing “Wahine.” Clinton Desiderio of Navajo Technical University (NTU) took top honors for best film of the year with “The Hostage,” (more)

American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Honored

May 24th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is the 2016 recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni Council Award for outstanding contribution. “This award is a beautiful honor, and it is entirely unexpected,” Yazzie-Mintz says. “This powerful recognition is not just for me, but celebrates collective work over time: my work with Native (more)

Student from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Receives Hospital Scholarship

May 11th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Tamara Montano, a student at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), has been named the 2016 recipient of the Community Memorial Hospital Scholarship. Montano, a Cloquet resident originally from Red Cliff, Wisconsin, and a graduate of Bayfield High School, is completing the Practical Nursing Diploma Program during her first year in the college’s (more)

The Impact of an Educational Intervention on American Indian Students’ Interest in the Health Professions

May 11th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Loretta Heuer, Marielle Christine Leilani Young, Cynthia Lindquist, Marilyn G. Klug, Ann Wadsworth, and Jonathan Ripp

Introduction American Indian populations experience decreased health outcomes and a disproportionate disease burden when compared with other ethnic populations in the United States. Additionally, they have higher mortality rates for a number of health conditions, including chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (368% higher), diabetes mellitus (178% higher), unintentional injuries (138% higher), and intentional self-harm and (more)

27-4 Summer 2016 “Good Medicine” Resource Guide

May 2nd, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Jessica White Plume

Native Culture, Health, and Education: An Annotated Bibliography Below is a listing and description of key sources in the field of health and wellness in Indian Country. Brave Heart, M. (2003). The Historical Trauma Response among Natives and Its Relationship with Substance Abuse: A Lakota Illustration. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 35(1), 7-13. Brave Heart describes (more)

Rx for Indian Country: Tribal College Education

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

It is no secret that American Indian populations experience significantly higher rates of disease, including chronic illnesses and their effects. Diabetes, cancer, heart disease, mental health disorders, substance abuse, and preventable health problems such as obesity and injury all impact American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) disproportionately. The sobering result is AIAN people have a (more)

Very Good Medicine: Indigenous Humor and Laughter

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Cynthia Lindquist with Mylo Redwater Smith

Humor exists in many forms and is essential as a basic human need. Laughter is an instinctive behavior that binds people together through humor and play. Indeed, scientific research demonstrates that laughter is good medicine and there is documentation dating from as far back as the 13th century maintaining that humor and laughter help with (more)

Four Legged Healers: Horse Culture as Medicine

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Jessica White Plume

In one of my first and favorite undergraduate psychology courses, we read Thomas Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962). Kuhn helped us to see that scientific progress through the accumulation of knowledge (which we believe to be fact) is not as solid and linear as scientists might believe. Rather, there are cycles of learning (more)