Advice for Educators

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.

Why NDNs Write

Nov 15th, 2009 | | No Comments »
By Mary Henson

These Native authors write to set the record straight, to change the images that have stereotyped Indians for centuries.

Art Institute Nurtures New Generation of Leaders

May 15th, 2009 | | No Comments »
By Ann Filemyr, Ph.D.

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.

‘We Are All Composed Of Stardust’: Haskell experiment empowers learning

Feb 15th, 2009 | | No Comments »
By Lorene Williams

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.

Understanding of Sovereignty and Identity Improved by Learning with Cases

Nov 15th, 2008 | | No Comments »
By Barbara Leigh Smith

Case study teaching method deepened student understanding and developed skills in problem solving, working in teams, and dealing with issues that do not have easy answers. Case development also fostered good communication between tribal leaders and faculty and provided an avenue to develop curriculum addressing important community issues.