At a time when American Indians are drastically underrepresented in the hard sciences, and as federal agencies show interest in addressing the issue, Salish Kootenai College’s success in starting a four-year life sciences degree program virtually from scratch can offer guidance to other tribal colleges wishing to establish similar programs.
Sitting Bull College (SBC, Fort Yates, ND) alumnus Dereck Stonefish is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU), where he has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In awarding the fellowship, the National Science Foundation (NSF) noted that Stonefish’s selection “was based (more)
A number of educational institutions have focused on trying to increase the under-representation of American Indians in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, MT) is making inroads in addressing this pressing issue. In November 2010, SKC was granted full accreditation for its new Bachelor of Science Degree (more)
Doctoral and scholarly research fellowship program allows scholars and students the chance to devote themselves to research and educational pursuits with remarkable results.
This article is based on a 3-year research study of students attending various tribal colleges in science fields who transitioned to larger universities to complete their degrees. The study sought to determine the most common experiences, successes, and challenges of the students.
A study of tribal colleges in Wisconsin delves into their history, purposes and roles, curricula and programs, and successes and challenges.
The first survey ever of tribal college faculty found that they want to make a difference in students’ lives.
The Learning Circle is a new model of outreach social work education developed in the province of Alberta in western Canada. It involves a collaboration of stakeholders, a cross-cultural team from the University of Calgary, and local elders and healers. This research paper examines the vision, knowledge base, design, and implementation of the new Learning Circle model.
Sometimes considered “Mickey Mouse” colleges in the past, tribal colleges’ new facilities changed their status in their communities.
Researchers discuss the health-risk behaviors of American Indian/Alaska Native youth and young adults, attendant factors that lead to HIV infection, and cultural characteristics and values that may contribute to advancement of the disease. This article provides a rationale for developing culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS prevention curricula and instructional strategies for Native people.