Tribal College News

Toyota Pledges $1 Million to the College Fund for STEM Fields

Oct 15th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

A hardscrabble childhood didn’t harden Erika Torres-Hernandez (Chippewa-Cree). But it did sharpen her resolve to achieve her goals and give back to her tribal community. A recipient of the Toyota Tribal College Scholarship, Torres-Hernandez studies math at Stone Child College on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana. Upon graduating from SCC, she plans to (more)

SBC and TMCC to receive federal funds for workforce programs

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $10 million to support job-driven energy and related industry training programs at four North Dakota colleges. Two tribal colleges made the list, including Sitting Bull College (SBC) in Fort (more)

Miss Diné College 2014-2015 Crowned

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The Miss Diné College Pageant Committee has selected Ms. Delta Higdon of Valley Store, Arizona, as the college’s new ambassador. Ms. Higdon’s clans are Naasht’ézhí Táchii’nii born for Kinyaa’áanii, her maternal grandparents clan are Tódích’íi’nii and her paternal grandparents clan are Bilagáana. As a 2013 graduate of Navajo Preparatory High School, the newly crowned ambassador (more)

United Tribes’ Powwow a Success

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

Beautiful powwow weather, world class guests and top quality competition highlighted the 45th annual United Tribes International Powwow. The gathering, held September 4-7 at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota, featured contestants from 70 different tribes and 14 states and Canadian provinces. A celebration of Native horse culture was featured in a tribal (more)

CCCC Prepares for Children’s Symposium and Anniversary Celebration

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) in Fort Totten, North Dakota, is preparing for an event-filled week September 23-26. The festivities will begin on Tuesday, September 23 in the CCCC amphitheater with the Spirit Lake Children’s Services Symposium. Featured speakers include CCCC president Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, Tim Hathaway of Prevent Child Abuse (more)

CCCC Receives $675K for Health Research

Sep 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC, Fort Totten, ND) has received $675,000 in federal funds to establish a Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) at the college’s campus in Fort Totten, North Dakota. The initiative facilitates partnerships between federally recognized tribes and organizations that carry out health and medical research. NARCH also aids in the (more)

Gerald One Feather Passes On

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Gerald One Feather (Oglala Lakota) passed away this past weekend in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was 76. One Feather was a giant in the history of American Indian higher education: he was one of the founding fathers of Oglala Lakota College (OLC), the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the tribal college movement as (more)

Olympian Billy Mills Named Honored Guest for UTTC Powwow

Aug 19th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

The Oglala Lakota athlete who became an Olympic gold medalist in his youth, and is today an admired role model, will be the honored guest of the 2014 United Tribes International Powwow. Billy Mills is scheduled to attend events throughout the powwow, set for September 4-7 at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC, Bismarck, ND). All (more)

Teach for America Offers Job Opportunities for TCU Students

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Vanessa Descalzi

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society has named Teach For America as one of the top workplaces for American Indian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals. Teach For America’s Native Alliance Initiative works closely with tribal communities, helping graduates from education programs offered at various tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to find employment (more)

CMN Launches Gardens for Elders Project

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The College of Menominee Nation (CMN, Keshena, WI) recently received a grant from First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado, to help fund its Gardens for Elders project. Designed to benefit elders from the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Gardens for Elders is an intergenerational, community- based project that focuses on helping elders grow fresh, (more)