Advice for Educators

To Empower and Educate: Bringing Native Students into the Healthcare Professions

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Marielle Christine Leilani Young

I double-checked my toothbrush was packed, tucked in my guidebook to the National Parks, and looked over the draft of my first lesson, entitled “Public Health Interventions.” I thought that my checklist was all I needed to work on the Spirit Lake reservation for the summer teaching a public health course at the local tribal (more)

Training Tribal Lay Advocates at Sitting Bull College

Nov 8th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By W.L. Shelley

One tribal college’s exemplary lay advocate program offers legal training for its students—and illustrates how American Indian nations can broaden legal representation for Native defendants in tribal courts. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Oshki Bimaadiziiwin: Restoring Balance through Education

Aug 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Patricia Hemming and Patrick Shields

Connecting with the community often means reaching out to the most marginalized individuals. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College has done just that in developing a new program that paves a road to redemption for Native inmates in Wisconsin’s state prisons. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Tribal College Writing: The Bumpy Road to Success

May 2nd, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Barbara Komlos

Educators should consider alternative strategies when teaching writing skills at tribal colleges.TCJ PAID CONTENT

Searching Globally When Devising New Teaching Methodologies

Feb 19th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Elizabeth McClain and Annette Vander Ven

Searching globally for teaching methodologies in statistics proved rewarding at Aaniiih Nakoda College.TCJ PAID CONTENT

Best Practices on Creating a Successful Internship Program

Nov 9th, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Mi'Jan Celie Tho-Biaz

When partnering with non-profits, TCUs face challenges that require innovative thinking and program design. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Finding the Artist Within: Student Projects in the Humanities

May 1st, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Eric Jurgens

Creative projects in an otherwise text-heavy Introduction to Humanities course reveal the artistic process and offer an avenue of expression to students. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Empowered Learning: Bringing Culture into the Classroom

Feb 6th, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Elise Krohn

In my most successful teaching moments I become invisible. I witness students light up with enthusiasm as they share their stories and go on to mentor others. A sense of power and pride wells up in them. They embrace their ancestors’ rich traditions and carry that knowledge forward as their own. These are the moments I strive for, but they are not easily attained. It has taken me years of practice. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Learning Behavioral Health and Wellness the Native Way

Oct 31st, 2013 | | No Comments »
By Amanda Takes War Bonnett

The Master of Arts degree program in human services at Sinte Gleska University on South Dakota’s Rosebud Sicangu Lakota reservation has enjoyed success delivering an exciting and relevant graduate program in tribal and behavioral health. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Honoring Identity with Young Adult Novels

May 15th, 2013 | | No Comments »
By Donna Miller

Offering young adult literature that features Native American protagonists promotes cultural identity, validates their own experiences, and motivates them to read. TCJ PAID CONTENT