Features

Barrow’s Living Room: How a Tribal College Library Connects Communities Across the Arctic

Aug 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Erin Hollingsworth

By Erin Hollingsworth
More than just storerooms of information, tribal college libraries are gathering spaces that bring people together. The Tuzzy Consortium Library in Barrow, Alaska offers programs and services that build community at Iḷisaġvik College and beyond. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Lighting the Way: Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College Serves as a Beacon Light for Tribal Members

Aug 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Sherrole Benton

By Sherrole Benton
Following the ravages of colonization and territorial loss, the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has striven to develop an institution that serves as a gathering place and as a bastion of culture and language—a role which their tribal college has fulfilled for students and community members alike. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Engaging Life: TCUs and their Role Building Community

Aug 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Cheryl Crazy Bull

By Cheryl Crazy Bull
The tribal college founders sought to establish institutions rooted in place, extending beyond academic and workforce education. They dreamed of colleges and universities that served as centers of tribal and community life. In this feature article, the president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund recounts some of the ways that TCUs engage with their communities. TCJ PAID CONTENT

An Act of Sovereignty: Governing Tribal Higher Education

May 2nd, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Cheryl Crazy Bull, Cynthia Lindquist, and David M. Gipp

Governance at tribal colleges and universities differs from that at mainstream institutions. Although regional accreditation requirements necessitate the implementation of some Western standards, TCUs have forged their own leadership models that make their governance an act of sovereignty. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Walking the Talk: The Balancing Act of Native Women Tribal College Presidents

May 2nd, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Barbara Ellen Sorensen

Native women are no strangers to positions of leadership, and over half of all tribal college presidents today are women. But with their governing roles come unique challenges that often require them to walk a fine line.TCJ PAID CONTENT

On a Dream and a Prayer: The Promise of World Indigenous Higher Education

Feb 19th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

Today, Indigenous peoples worldwide are coming together to assert greater self-determination in higher education. The movement is built on shared experiences and underscores the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing. TCJ PAID CONTENT

For a Sustainable Future: Indigenous Transborder Higher Education

Feb 19th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By By Adrian Quijada, Edison Cassadore, Gaye Bumsted Perry, Ronald Geronimo, Kimberley Lund, Phillip Miguel, Mario Montes-Helu, Teresa Newberry, Paul Robertson, and Casey Thornbrugh

Recent immigration policies have led to a fortification of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tohono O’odham Community College is at the front lines, studying and negotiating how the international border affects Indigenous communities and ecosystems. TCJ PAID CONTENT

From Montana to Brazil: Sparking an International Indigenous Consciousness

Feb 18th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By David Yarlott, Jr.

At the world Indigenous peoples’ games in Brazil tribal college and university leaders made new friends and sparked an interest in the TCU model as an alternative to non-Native higher education. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Exploring the Food Environment on the Spirit Lake Reservation

Nov 9th, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Swaha Pattanaik, M.P.H.; Abby Gold, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.; Lacey McKay, B.A.S.; Lane Azure, Ph.D.; and Mary Larson, Ph.D., M.P.H., L.R.D.

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this research project was to understand the food environment of the Fort Totten community on the Spirit Lake reservation in east-central North Dakota, as perceived by tribal members and employees at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC). According to a 2010 report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the food (more)

Creating Pathways to a Better Life

Nov 9th, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Jerry Worley

With the tremendous job growth and economic boom on the Northern Plains, tribal colleges in Montana and North Dakota are initiating new innovative programs to address the region’s workforce necessities.TCJ PAID CONTENT