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College Fund Honors BMCC President and Students

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund honored its scholarship recipients at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation, each honoree received a $1,000 scholarship. The College Fund also honored Michael “Mickey” Parish, president and CEO of Bay Mills Community College (BMCC), with its prestigious Tribal (more)

SIPI Student Credits AT&T Foundation and College Fund for Success

Mar 4th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

Waylon Ballew (Lummi/Northern Cheyenne) believes tradition is an important part of higher education. In order for him to be a community leader, Waylon said he must carry his traditions forward for future generations. Growing up on Bellingham Bay in northwest Washington state, Waylon said he was immersed in community youth leadership programs, where he incorporated (more)

LLTC Joins Partnership for a Healthier America

Feb 28th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

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)

CMN’s Solar Energy Research Gets Boost from New NSF Grant

Feb 26th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

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)

A History of the First Nations College Movement of Canada, 1969-2000

Feb 23rd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Steven J. Crum

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)

26-3 Spring 2015 “Global Indigenous Higher Education” Resource Guide

Feb 21st, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

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)

Communities of Practice: An Alaskan Native Model for Language Teaching and Learning

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

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)

Native Brazil: Beyond the Convert and the Cannibal, 1500–1900

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

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)

The Mixtecs of Oaxaca: Ancient Times to the Present

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

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)

Standing on Sacred Ground: Eight Cultures – One Fight

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

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)