Tribal College News

Red Lake Nation College Opens New Campus

Aug 28th, 2015 | | No Comments »

After five years of planning, negotiating, and building, Red Lake Nation College’s (RLNC) new campus is open. The $21.4 million college and governmental center is situated on the southern shore of Red Lake and features state-state-of-the-art facilities and awe-inspiring architecture. The new campus underscore’s Red Lake Nation’s commitment to education and investing in the future. (more)

Diné College Adds New Certificate Programs

Aug 25th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

Diné College has unveiled two new certificate programs for students who want training without the multi-year commitment of a traditional degree program.  Students can now enroll in the Navajo Cultural Arts Certificate Program and will have the option of enrolling in the Digital Arts Certificate Program this spring. Navajo Cultural Arts will enhance and revitalize (more)

ANC’s Business Club Helps Students in Need

Aug 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »

Aaniiih Nakoda College’s (ANC’s) American Indian Business Leaders Club is working to help out students in need. Just this year the club raised funds to establish a student food bank. Greg Drummer, a business instructor at ANC and the club’s advisor, says that in the past he had noticed that some students have crises while (more)

Chess Brings College and Community Together at BCC

Aug 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »

“Overall, we’re examining how we teach,” says Jim Petersen, chair of the Liberal Arts/College Readiness Division at Blackfeet Community College (BCC) in Browning, Montana. “You can go to a lecture on how to swim, but we want to put them in the water. It’s an immersion activity: we’re developing programs at BCC using kinesthetic learning.” (more)

Pawnee Nation College has High Hopes for the Future

Aug 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »

When Pawnee Nation College (PNC) opened its doors in Pawnee, Oklahoma in 2005, it had a whopping enrollment of 23 students. First called Pawnee Nation Academy, the institution changed its name in 2006. Today, PNC’s student body has more than doubled, with an enrollment of 59 students. Each student is working towards an associate’s degree (more)

WINU Plans for the Future, Honors Graduates

Aug 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »

At the recent World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) meeting in Fort Frances, Ontario, delegates from around globe gathered to discuss the future of the World Indigenous Nations University (WINU). The university was established in 2013 and adopted its official constitution a year later at the annual WINHEC meeting in Hawai’i. The conference in (more)

Diné College to Provide College Credit for Newly Created Code Writers Education Initiative

Aug 19th, 2015 | | No Comments »

Diné College will participate in the Code Writers Education Initiative, a program that seeks to offer computer code-writing curriculum for students in kindergarten through high school and community college. In addition, the program seeks to employ technology like robotics and cyber security to attract and teach students about the exciting opportunities available through STEM (science, (more)

WINHEC Meets in Ontario for Annual Conference

Aug 18th, 2015 | | No Comments »

The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) met last week in Fort Frances, Ontario for the organization’s annual conference. Representatives from Indigenous institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Alaska, Hawai’i, the mainland United States, and Samiland in northern Scandinavia gathered to discuss common educational strategies, instruction, research, and accreditation. Representatives also worked to refine (more)

Red Crow Destroyed by Fire

Aug 17th, 2015 | | No Comments »

A devastating fire swept through Red Crow Community College (RCCC) on the Blood Reserve in Cardston, Alberta, early Friday morning. The inferno left students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the entire Blood Reserve without a college, as the entire interior of the college was destroyed.  Only the brick edifice remained standing, a stark reminder of Friday’s (more)

Families Read and Succeed Together at CMN

Aug 17th, 2015 | | No Comments »

Two Saturday mornings a month, you will find some of the very youngest members of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin attending college. They and their parents are part of the College of Menominee Nation’s (CMN’s) “College 4 Kids” program that meets in the S. Verna Fowler Academic Library on CMN’s main campus in Keshena. (more)