Since the early 1970s, First Nations people in Canada have established 24 Native-run colleges. This article identifies the important factors that influenced them to create postsecondary institutions. It also highlights efforts in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, where Native leaders played an especially important role in advancing higher education for the Aboriginal population with the (more)
Although demographics are shifting, American Indians continue to suffer from a grossly disproportionate unemployment rate. By partnering with business and government, tribal colleges can alter such trends through workforce development.
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.