Tribal College News

Navajo Technical University Students to Take Part in the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

Aug 22nd, 2016 | | No Comments »

Students from Navajo Technical University’s (NTU’s) electrical engineering program will be presenting several of their projects at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire this weekend to showcase their innovative talents after a summer of recognition that included a first place finish at the National Maker Faire’s Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge in Washington, DC. The faire (more)

Volunteer Tax Program at Sinte Gleska University Saves Money for Local Community

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Sinte Gleska University (SGU) helps the Sicangu Lakota people do their taxes for free. SGU has been partnering with the IRS to provide VITA services for over 14 years. The program has potentially saved over $9,900 in filing fees and has brought back over $76,000 in refunds (more)

Fort Peck Community College Helps the Homeless

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Haven Gorneau

Since Fort Peck Community College (FPCC) was chartered in 1978 it has changed program offerings, locations, and faces. But one thing that has never changed is the college’s commitment to community health, wellness, and success. Staff and faculty at FPCC are embedded in the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes, both individually and collectively. The (more)

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College Finds Bigfoot and Helps Feed the Hungry

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College (KBOCC) criminal justice instructor Joe Bouchard has successfully accomplished what a popular television show could not. Avolunteer for a trails group in western Upper Peninsula Michigan, Bouchard has found Bigfoot. The discovery occurred through a Baraga County Trails in Motion-sponsored event called, “Snowshoeing with Sasquatch.” The family event where everyone (more)

Feeding the Mind and Body at Aaniiih Nakoda College

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Rebecca Bishop-Goss

Aaniiih Nakoda College (ANC) is located on the Fort Belknap reservation in northcentral Montana. The area meets federal guidelines for extreme poverty, where high unemployment rates exist and many students find themselves in a crisis situation when it comes to providing food for their families. In the spring of 2015, Greg Drummer, a business instructor (more)

AIHEC Builds Climate Resilience Network

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is working with tribal colleges and universities to establish the Native Climate Resilience Network (NCRN) with funding from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The project is a multi-community effort designed for tribal college faculty and students to work with community members on how to anticipate and respond (more)

Volunteering with Elders at Sitting Bull College

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

“Volunteering helps our students as far as character and being committed—and they can add it to their resume,” Jennifer Martel says, smiling. As the Sitting Bull College (SBC) visitor center coordinator, Martel frequently facilitates volunteering opportunities in the community for students, especially with elders. Martel, herself a graduate of SBC, has volunteered in community groups (more)

White Earth Tribal and Community College Hosts Storytelling Camp

Aug 19th, 2016 | | No Comments »

White Earth Tribal and Community College will host a Creative Storytelling Intensive (CSI) camp to improve college readiness in reading and writing, utilizing a storytelling model as its framework. CSI camp is aimed at strengthening student educational interests through exploration of individual gifts and talents (Mikagaadeg wendjising) where the college utilizes an experiential learning model (more)

Interior Awards AIHEC Funds for College Pathways

Aug 17th, 2016 | | No Comments »

The Department of the Interior has awarded $995,000 to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) to be disbursed among 22 tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), including the two Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-operated post-secondary schools: Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. AIHEC works (more)

College of Menominee Nation Aids in Revival of Historic Pageants

Aug 15th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Faculty and students of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) helped revive a long-lost tribal tradition with the summer staging of a pageant that was last presented in the 1960s. The setting was the Menominee Nation’s Woodland Bowl. The outdoor theater was constructed in 1937 to host popular community theatrical productions known as the Menominee (more)