Tribal College News

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)

WETCC Names Terry Janis as President

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The trustees of White Earth Tribal and Community College Council (WETCC, Mahnomen, MN) have named Terry Janis (Oglala Lakota) as the new college president. Originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Janis has worked and advocated for Native people for the past 20 years. Prior to being named WETCC president, Janis served (more)

Haven Gourneau Selected as President of FPCC

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The board of directors at Fort Peck Community College (FPCC, Poplar, MT) has selected long-time employee and former student Haven Gourneau as the new FPCC president. Gourneau exemplifies the success of tribal college students, as well as the impact TCUs have on their respective communities. Nearly 27 years ago, on the advice of her best (more)

Head Start Staff Earn Degrees at WRTC

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | Comments Off
By Monte Lee Randall

Wind River Tribal College (WRTC, Fort Washakie, WY), in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO), graduated its first cohort of baccalaureate students in a joint teacher education program. All of the graduates are staff members at the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Head Start programs on the Wind River reservation in Wyoming. The executive (more)

TCU Leaders Attend Obama Visit to Standing Rock

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Patty Talahongva

President Barack Obama addressed tribal leaders at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on June 13, 2014. His historic visit was witnessed by several tribal college presidents—current and past. David Gipp, the chancellor at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC, Bismarck, ND) was in the audience. “I’m originally from Standing Rock. I’m (more)

TCJ Designer Walt Pourier honored

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) has announced that Walt Pourier (Oglala Lakota) of Nakota Designs has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Creative Leadership Award. Pourier was one of three nominees selected from a list of 18 individuals and organizations throughout the State of Colorado. The Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards honor Coloradans who (more)

Idina Menzel to Perform at College Fund Gala

Aug 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund has signed the Tony Award-winning Broadway vocalist, Idina Menzel, to perform live at its 25th anniversary gala. The event will be held Monday, October 20, at Pier Sixty in New York City. Menzel has long been a presence on Broadway, receiving several Tony nominations for roles in such musicals as (more)