Recently, I witnessed many Native people of all ages and tribes sharing Native intellectual knowledge of generosity, talent, leadership, and spirituality at the gathering of the Woksape Oyate. Lakota for “Wisdom of the People,” Woksape Oyate is a project of the American Indian College Fund meant to build intellectual capital at tribal colleges.
Advice for Educators
Students and faculty at the College of the Muscogee Nation (CMN, Okmulgee, OK) created a service learning project last school year that linked students with community elders, and they hope the project will provide a model for future projects.
Dissertation research on non-native faculty at tribal colleges identifies ways administrators can offer support.
Grant-funded literary discussion project brings students, college employees, and community members together to discuss shared challenges of preserving American Indian identity in a society of cultural assimilation.
Haskell Indian National University instructor shares her students’ reactions to her grandmother’s “First Fire Story.”
Library director tapped many resources to update materials and create an inviting, accessible place for Haskell students.
Joseph Medicine Crow inspires students with his groundbreaking achievements and service as a Little Big Horn College adjunct instructor and lifelong educator.
These Native authors write to set the record straight, to change the images that have stereotyped Indians for centuries.
Last year at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), President Robert Martin (Cherokee) led the faculty, staff, students, alumni, board members, and donors though a strategic planning process that resulted in a number of important new directions.
During the spring semester of 2008 four Haskell Indian Nations University faculty members linked their curriculums
to facilitate an integrated initiative. They decided that Haskell – a university serving diverse American Indian and Alaskan
Native tribes – was the ideal place for holistic learning.