Tribal College News

Cankdeska Cikana Community College to Open New Head Start Facility

Oct 6th, 2015 | | No Comments »

Spirit Lake Nation tribal leaders met today with U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah to discuss the development of a new Head Start building that will be situated at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC). The collaborative project is supported by the Office of Head Start, CCCC, USDA Rural (more)

Tribal Colleges Invited to Host Native Health Exhibition

Sep 30th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Eleanor Diaz

In 2011, a red ribbon was cut outside the U.S. National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, to celebrate a new exhibit entitled, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.” Four years later, the exhibition is now hitting the road and traveling to libraries across the county. Native Voices explores the connections between (more)

Diné College Opens Family Housing Complex

Sep 23rd, 2015 | | No Comments »

Diné College is getting a facelift thanks to several grants that have funded an array of capital improvement projects. One such project is the construction of a new family housing complex at the main campus in Tsaile. The college celebrated the grand opening of the family housing complex, along with the renovation of the Student (more)

Tribal College Filmmakers to Be Featured at Film Festival

Sep 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Eric Davis

Three films produced by students from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) have been selected for inclusion in the Seventh Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. The selections are: “Devil’s Throne” by Echota Cheyenne Killsnight (Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee), “Bye Bye, Ronnie” by Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Navajo), and “The Deer People Story” by Sydney Isaacs (Tlingit). (more)

Institute of American Indian Arts’ Joy Harjo Receives Prestigious Award

Sep 16th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Eric Davis

Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek), an alumnus of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has received the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award for mastery in the art of poetry from the Academy of American Poets. Her seven books of poetry include, She Had Some Horses and Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. She is also the recipient of (more)

Diné College Museum Receives Excellence Award

Sep 16th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

The Ned A. Hatathli Cultural Center Museum at Diné College received the Museum Excellence Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM). Presented at the ATALM 2015 Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards in Washington, DC, the award recognizes those who serve as outstanding examples of how Indigenous archives, libraries, museums, and individuals contribute (more)

Navajo Technical University Introduces the New Navajo Nation Poet Laureate

Sep 11th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Daniel Vandever

Dr. Laura Tohe was announced as the next Navajo Nation poet laureate and was recognized at an induction ceremony at the Navajo Technical University Hospitality Center. She succeeds Luci Tapahonso and is the second poet laureate of the Navajo Nation. Dr. Tohe is a Professor with Exemplar Distinction in the English Department at Arizona State (more)

Diné College Tops Community College Ranking

Sep 10th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

Diné College, the tribal college of the Navajo Nation, landed at the top of a 2015 national ranking of community colleges. The annual ranking, “2015’s Best and Worst Community Colleges,” was conducted by WalletHub, an online personal financial website. Roughly 670 community colleges from around the country were ranked on 17 key metrics, which included tuition (more)

Haskell Students Participate in Summer Research Program

Sep 9th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Darryl Monteau and Cheri Hamilton

For the past two summers, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas has hosted students from Haskell Indian Nation University’s teacher education program. On the recommendation of faculty, Haskell students have participated in a pre-service Research Experience for Teachers program coordinated by CReSIS with funding provided by the (more)

Little Big Horn College Librarian Honored

Sep 8th, 2015 | | No Comments »

Tim Bernardis, the librarian at Little Big Horn College (LBHC), has been selected to receive the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums’ 2015 International Guardians of Culture and Lifeways “Honored One” Award.  The award will be given during a ceremony at the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. Barnardis, who was given the Crow name Walks (more)