Tribal College News

Tribal College Students and Leaders Visit Capitol Hill

Feb 9th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Tribal college and university (TCU) students and leaders from across Indian Country arrived in Washington, D.C. on Monday to take part in the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC) annual Capitol Hill visits and lobbying campaign. Priorities for this year include funding equity for TCUs, possible future budget cuts and/or sequestration, and involuntary student loan (more)

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation Supports Economic Development Through Education

Feb 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Malcolm Macleod and Victoria Lackey

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation has been investing in Indian Country for almost 25 years and its grants in support of American Indian education and entrepreneurship total $1.5 million per year. The strategy is to assist economic development through business and entrepreneurship education, and two of the foundation’s programs embody that strategy: the Entrepreneurship Scholarship and (more)

TCJ Launches New Student Blog

Feb 4th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal (TCJ) has announced that Celina Gray (Blackfeet and Little Shell Chippewa) of Salish Kootenai College will serve as’s new blogger. Gray’s selection comes after a month-long competitive search. Her blogspot will be called “Twiniversity” and will focus on her life as a tribal college student and mother of twins. She hopes (more)

Aaniiih Nakoda College Students Complete Certified Nurses Training

Feb 2nd, 2016 | | No Comments »

Ten students at Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC) recently completed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course and proceeded to pass the State of Montana’s CNA exam, enabling them to pursue employment in the healthcare profession. The students are Barbara Gardipee, Haeli Gardipee, Kaye Brown, Deanna Bigby, Tia Zander, Tylanna Adams, Lara Lawrence, Aryn Jake, LaShauna Janis, (more)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Receives Minnesota Job Skills Grant

Feb 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »

The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) has awarded a $350,000 grant to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) to develop an in-house training system for employees of Sappi Fine Paper in Cloquet. The three-year project will support entry-level, retraining, and advanced training for 560 employees at the paper mill, the Minnesota Department of (more)

Diné College Revives Basketball Program

Jan 29th, 2016 | | No Comments »

The 2015-2016 academic year marks the return of collegiate basketball to Diné College. Under the guidance of the men’s head basketball coach, Warlance Foster and head women’s coach, Lemix Benally, the teams are currently sanctioned through the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). The college recently requested admittance to the larger association of the National (more)

Diné College Names Martín Miguel Ahumada Interim President

Jan 26th, 2016 | | No Comments »

The Diné College Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Martín Miguel Ahumada as the interim president of the college. Ahumada replaces Maggie George, who served as president since 2011. In a recent meeting, the board voted to end, in amicable terms, its contractual relationship with George. “The college and the board look forward to continue relying (more)

United Tribes Technical College Launches Single-Stream Recycling Initiative

Jan 7th, 2016 | | No Comments »

New yellow-topped recycling bins have been strategically in place around campus, signaling that United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) has adopted the single-stream method of recycling. “We’ve had a system in place for quite some time for paper, plastic and cardboard,” says UTTC President Russ McDonald. “But now we’re in step with single-stream recycling.” Single-stream allows (more)

Interior Department Transfers Additional $4 Million to Cobell Education Scholarship Fund

Jan 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »

With its newest contribution, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that it has transferred $4 million to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total transferred funds to nearly $35 million. The scholarship fund—endowed in part by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations and authorized by the Cobell Settlement—provides financial assistance through (more)

Food for Thought Tasting Event to Be Held at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Jan 5th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s (FDLTCC’s) third annual “Food for Thought” tasting event is set for Thursday, January 21, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at FDLTCC’s campus commons and amphitheater. The event is sponsored by the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation as a major fundraiser for the student scholarship (more)