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.
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.
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)
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.
Tribal college faculty and artists meditate on the meaning of tradition and the inherent utilitarianism in American Indian art.
At Fort Peck Community College, students learn not only the art of quilt-making, they also gain an understanding of the social and cultural importance of the star quilt tradition.
More Than Words, A Way of Life: Language restoration programs reach beyond tribal colleges and universitiesMay 15th, 2013 | By lpaskus | No Comments »
From the Arctic Circle to the Great Plains, tribal colleges and universities are launching a vast array of new programs to revitalize and preserve Native languages.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s language program offers students a complete immersion experience where they learn to speak Ojibwe in everyday situations.
In July of 2013, Natalie Diaz will be on the campus of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to teach in the Institute’s new Low Residency MFA program in Creative Writing. Her first book, When My Brother Was an Aztec, just out from the highly regarded Copper Canyon Press, is (more)
At tribal colleges and universities, emerging programs give Native students opportunities to study science at home— and to share knowledge among elders and communities too.