Resource Guides

26-2 Winter 2014 “Workforce Development” Resource Guide

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Ahmed Al-Asfour

This resource guide compiles a selection of articles, reports, and websites related to American Indian workforce development. All of the entries here are available online and include hyperlinks.

26-1 Fall 2014 “Celebrating 25 Years” Resource Guide

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

In 1989, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) collaborated with Paul Boyer to establish a journal that would allow tribal colleges and universities to share information with each other and with other organizations and institutions. Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education (TCJ) was the end product. Over the past 25 years, the (more)

25-4 Summer 2014 “Nation Building” Resource Guide

May 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

Nation building is a complex and multidimensional process. Indeed, the term “process” limits our understanding—but so does “issue,” “theme,” or even “endeavor.” In a sense, nearly any source that engages the social, political, economic, historical, or cultural development of American Indian nations encompasses some facet of nation building. Of course one of my jobs as (more)

25-3 Spring 2014 “Preserving and Protecting Knowledge” Resource Guide

Feb 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Jurgita Antoine

This resource guide is a selection of sources from Sinte Gleska University (SGU) on the Rosebud Indian Reservation relevant to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Since the research was conducted at SGU’s library, the guide uses examples from the northern Plains region to illustrate specific issues. The sources included in this guide can be grouped (more)

25-2 Winter 2013: “Tribal and Behavioral Health” Resource Guide

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | No Comments »
By Teresa Abrahamson-Richards and Jessyca Murphy

Substance Abuse, Historical Trauma, and Tribal and Behavioral Health The following resource guide compiles contemporary research on preventative methods for reducing substance abuse in American Indian communities, with a specific focus given to young adults. We selected these works to illustrate the connection between historical trauma and alcohol abuse, and to show how strengthening cultural (more)

24-4 Summer 2013 “Language Revitalization” Resource Guide

May 15th, 2013 | By | No Comments »
By Laura Paskus

While reporting one of the stories in the current issue of Tribal College Journal, I had the opportunity to speak with Chief Dull Knife College president Richard Littlebear. Littlebear is a leader in language revitalization, not only on the Northern Cheyenne reservation, but across North America. I kept recalling our conversation. Many of the linguists (more)

24-3 “The Science of Place” Resource Guide

Feb 25th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

Over the past few hundred years, Western science has considered Indigenous knowledge about our natural surroundings as an entirely separate way of viewing the world. In recent years that has started to change, as Native students, scientists, and writers communicate with the public about traditional knowledge. Increasingly, scientists and academics have acknowledged the crucial role Indigenous (more)

24-1 “Communicating Yesterday’s Stories Today” Resource Guide

Aug 15th, 2012 | By | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

Generally speaking, the act of Indigenous storytelling is a sacred practice that passes culture and wisdom from one generation to another. While there are some similarities among the storytelling practices of all Indigenous peoples, each tribe has unique methods of storytelling and attempts to generalize Indigenous storytelling as a whole are problematic. With this in (more)

23-4 Summer 2012 “Investing in Education, Empowering Tribal Communities” Resource Guide

May 15th, 2012 | By | No Comments »
By April D. J. Petillo

Native Economic Development Theory and Practice Economic development can generally be defined as the policies which grow, support and maintain economic health in a given area.  Rather than focusing on increases in market productivity or GDP measures, this development focuses on the economic and social well being of a specific community.  These interventions involve community (more)

23-3 “Technology and Culture” Resource Guide

Feb 9th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Online Pedagogy: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Best Practices By Ahmed Al-Asfour Although more and more tribal colleges and mainstream universities are providing online courses, the literature remains sparse. Hopefully, this issue of Tribal College Journal will spark a discussion on the topic, and the body of literature will continue to grow. Because the majority of reservations (more)