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Staying Connected: How Technology Can Help Revive Native American Cultures, Traditions, and Languages

Feb 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Ahmed Al-Asfour

We are witnessing a quantum change in technological innovation across the globe. The transformation has opened new opportunities for how people learn and communicate with one another. Thanks to the technological boom and the growth of the Internet, individuals can now connect easily to a larger audience with fewer resources and in less time. With (more)

The Lakota Way: Preserving Culture through Education at Sinte Gleska University

Feb 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Jurgita Antoine

In Lakota culture, elders and medicine men are the source of all traditional knowledge, teachings, and wisdom. They played an important role in establishing Sinte Gleska University (SGU) as a means of passing their knowledge to another generation. Today they continue to participate in the university’s efforts to preserve language and culture. Stanley Red Bird (more)

Preserving the Wisdom: The Navajo Oral History Project

Feb 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Tom Grier

Students learn and retain skills better if they couple classroom lectures with active learning, working on real projects with meaningful outcomes. This served as the guiding philosophy of the Navajo Oral History Project, a documentary journalism collaboration between Diné College (DC) in the Navajo Nation and Winona State University (WSU) in Minnesota. Since its inception, (more)

Like a Thunderbird: Preserving and Protecting Knowledge at Tribal Colleges and Universities

Feb 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Rhonda LeValdo-Gayton

Preserving and protecting traditional knowledge remains a cornerstone principle at all tribal colleges and universities. Today, they are employing a variety of strategies to fulfill that mission. TCJ PAID CONTENT

A Hundred Ways of Learning: Sharing Traditional Knowledge at Tohono O’odham Community College

Feb 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Martha Lee

At Tohono O’odham Community College, faculty and administrators ask how the college’s curriculum and operations can be incorporated into the O’odham’s traditional way of life—and not the other way around. TCJ PAID CONTENT

For Future Generations: Funding Culturally Embedded Higher Education at Tribal Colleges and Universities

Feb 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Tanksi Clairmont

The American Indian College Fund and the National Endowment for the Humanities work with tribal colleges and universities to fund an array of cultural programs and activities. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Healing Ourselves: Culture and Behavioral Health at Tribal Colleges and Universities

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | No Comments »
By Cheryl Crazy Bull

For over 40 years, tribal colleges and universities have devised innovative programs to address behavioral and tribal health. Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, looks back at the progress made and details current strategies and initiatives. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Working Together: Wellness and Academic Achievement at Tribal Colleges and Universities

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | No Comments »
By Bonnie Duran, Dr.P.H.; Maya Magarati, Ph.D.; Myra Parker, Ph.D., J.D.; Leo Egashira, M.B.A., Billie Jo Kipp, Ph.D.

The Indigenous Wellness Research Institute at the University of Washington is collaborating with tribal colleges and universities to examine alcohol, drug, and mental health issues among Native students. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Meditation on the Reservation: Improving health through meditation at Diné College

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | 1 Comment »
By Don Robinson

The practice of meditation as a method to improve health and wellness is making an impact on students, faculty, and staff at Diné College. Those who meditate are finding that it is helpful in many ways. Students report that it releases stress, leading to an improvement in class performance and their overall grades. Faculty and (more)

Inspired Art in the Bear’s Paw Mountains

Aug 11th, 2013 | By | No Comments »
By Jerry Worley

Art professor John Murie of Stone Child College discusses how Native art is constantly evolving and integrating new ideas – something he witnesses every class period. TCJ PAID CONTENT