A quarter century after introducing the inaugural issue of TCJ, Sinte Gleska University president and tribal college movement founder Lionel Bordeaux offers words of reflection and inspiration.
To celebrate our 25th anniversary, longtime editor Marjane Ambler selected 25 alumni from tribal colleges and universities all over North America who have gone on to serve their people and communities.
Founded the same year as TCJ, the American Indian College Fund has been a vital force in the tribal college movement, offering student scholarships and programmatic support.
There has been a paradigm shift in the media industry over the past 25 years, leading to the demise of many publications. TCJ publisher Rachael Marchbanks illuminates how TCJ has adapted and transformed in order to navigate this sea change.
“An active press cannot, on its own, build stronger societies. But it does have an important role to play. In tribal nations, the growing vitality of Indian-owned media offers reason for hope.” —Paul Boyer, 1993 In 1989, just over 20 years since the founding of the first tribally controlled college, Joseph McDonald (Salish-Kootenai), Lionel (more)
As Native nations increasingly exert sovereignty over the resources on their lands, TCUs are preparing a new generation to work and interact wisely with tribes’ natural wealth.
A Sinte Gleska University professor is exploring the feasibility of cultivating guar, one of the most expensive crops in the world, as a means to bring economic development to the Rosebud reservation and beyond.
The Red Lake Band of Chippewa are investing in education and future generations with a new $11 million tribal college campus.
Mainstream civics, American history, political science, and law school classes typically teach the concept of sovereignty as an accepted fact of national identity and international relations. But in Vernon Lambert’s “Tribal Government and Politics” class at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC), students also learn how the United States has at different times in its history (more)
Vertically Integrated: Community-Based Research Projects at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic InstituteApr 28th, 2014 | By nvadiee | No Comments »
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) seeks to meet the STEM (Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology) educational needs of American Indian college students. In an effort to fulfill this mission, SIPI employs paid student internships not only to retain students majoring in the STEM fields, but also to encourage students in developmental courses to stay in (more)