Advice for Educators

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

Improving Student Assessment

Feb 25th, 2013 | | No Comments »
By Kelly Sassi

An intense, well-designed collaborative effort yields a better reflection of student gains in writing and and gives middle, high school, and college teachers and staff a chance to share strategies and goals. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Building New Programs at Tribal Colleges

May 15th, 2012 | | No Comments »
By Dr. Douglas K. Stevens

At a time when American Indians are drastically underrepresented in the hard sciences, and as federal agencies show interest in addressing the issue, Salish Kootenai College’s success in starting a four-year life sciences degree program virtually from scratch can offer guidance to other tribal colleges wishing to establish similar programs. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Through Woksape Oyate, we share Our People’s Wisdom

Feb 9th, 2012 | | No Comments »

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. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Muscogee Students and Elders Learn From One Another

Nov 3rd, 2011 | | No Comments »
By Monte Randall

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. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Supporting Non-Native Faculty Members

May 13th, 2011 | | No Comments »
By Sharon Fredericks

Dissertation research on non-native faculty at tribal colleges identifies ways administrators can offer support.

Unifying the College and the Community through Literature

Feb 15th, 2011 | | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

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.

My Cherokee Grandmother’s “First Fire Story”

May 15th, 2010 | | No Comments »
By Pamela Tambornino

Haskell Indian National University instructor shares her students’ reactions to her grandmother’s “First Fire Story.”

Haskell Librarian Tackled Challenges with Creativity

Feb 15th, 2010 | | No Comments »
By Pamela Tambornino

Library director tapped many resources to update materials and create an inviting, accessible place for Haskell students.

Medaling in Education: Elder of the Year Teaches TCU Students to Walk on Both Sides

Feb 15th, 2010 | | No Comments »
By Luella N. Brien

Joseph Medicine Crow inspires students with his groundbreaking achievements and service as a Little Big Horn College adjunct instructor and lifelong educator.