Tribal College News

American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Honored

May 24th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is the 2016 recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni Council Award for outstanding contribution. “This award is a beautiful honor, and it is entirely unexpected,” Yazzie-Mintz says. “This powerful recognition is not just for me, but celebrates collective work over time: my work with Native (more)

Student from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Receives Hospital Scholarship

May 11th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Tamara Montano, a student at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), has been named the 2016 recipient of the Community Memorial Hospital Scholarship. Montano, a Cloquet resident originally from Red Cliff, Wisconsin, and a graduate of Bayfield High School, is completing the Practical Nursing Diploma Program during her first year in the college’s (more)

Medical Laboratory Science Program Seeks to Partner with TCUs

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Alexis B. Jones

Healthcare staffing shortages are a legitimate concern throughout the United States and are of critical concern for Native communities. In particular, our nation’s clinical laboratories are facing a startling and growing shortage of qualified laboratory personnel, with the laboratory labor force aging at a 78% faster rate than the entire U.S. labor market. To complicate (more)

Salish Kootenai College to Open Student Health Center

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Vince Delvin

Former President Robert DePoe III is gone, but one of his visions for Salish Kootenai College (SKC) has become a reality. The tribal college will open its first-ever student health center on its Pablo campus. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health Department will operate the center, which will provide limited primary medical care, nursing, (more)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Hosts Beekeeping Workshop

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), in partnership with the Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association, hosted a day-long workshop called “Beekeeping and More!” Session topics included equipment, planting habitat, diseases, pests, mite treatment, general troubleshooting, and getting stung. Several hands-on activities were also part of the program, including learning to make lip balm, fire (more)

New NTU Nursing Director Aims to Stabilize RN Program

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Daniel Vandever

Navajo Technical University (NTU) has hired Michelle Kellywood, MSN, RN, as its new nursing director in an effort to redesign the university’s Registered Nursing program and to update its curriculum. With Kellywood on board, NTU will begin accepting new students and plans to relaunch its RN program for the fall 2016 semester. Since she was (more)

ANC “Grows Its Own” with New Nursing Program

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Liz McClain

Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC) on the Fort Belknap reservation is located in north-central Montana, where towns are few and far between, and the distant reservation communities of Browning to the west and Poplar to the east seem light years away. If ANC allied health graduates want to pursue a nursing degree, they must leave their (more)

LLTC Wellness Center Helps Community “Live the Good Life”

Apr 28th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Matt Hanson

While the word “medicine” elicits a wide range of thoughts and feelings, “good medicine” to Indigenous peoples has always been synonymous with a life lived in a good way. Hence, good medicine to the Anishinaabeg people is intertwined with mino-bimaadiziwin, or living the good life. Following this path not only requires reflection about our mental, (more)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Publishes Student Anthology

Apr 22nd, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has published the fourth edition of its literary anthology, The Thunderbird Review. The 97-page book features writing and art submitted by FDLTCC students and residents of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin communities. The journal received over 100 submissions this year to consider for inclusion, and the editorial (more)

Exhibition on Lloyd Kiva New and the Institute of American Indian Arts Opens

Apr 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

The influence of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), the Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA’s) first artistic director, will be highlighted in the exhibition, Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA. The showcase will also include work from IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present. New (1916-2002) was (more)