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.
By Erin Hollingsworth
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.