Tribal College News

College Fund Honors BMCC President and Students

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund honored its scholarship recipients at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation, each honoree received a $1,000 scholarship. The College Fund also honored Michael “Mickey” Parish, president and CEO of Bay Mills Community College (BMCC), with its prestigious Tribal (more)

SIPI Student Credits AT&T Foundation and College Fund for Success

Mar 4th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

Waylon Ballew (Lummi/Northern Cheyenne) believes tradition is an important part of higher education. In order for him to be a community leader, Waylon said he must carry his traditions forward for future generations. Growing up on Bellingham Bay in northwest Washington state, Waylon said he was immersed in community youth leadership programs, where he incorporated (more)

LLTC Joins Partnership for a Healthier America

Feb 28th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) in Cass Lake, Minnesota has joined an array of nine institutions, organizations, and companies in Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) fight against childhood obesity. LLTC officials travelled to Washington, D.C. where they took part in PHA’s 2015 Building a Healthier Future Summit. In joining the effort, LLTC will implement (more)

CMN’s Solar Energy Research Gets Boost from New NSF Grant

Feb 26th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The College of Menominee Nation’s (CMN) applied research projects on solar energy are expanding with a new $197,128 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Human Resource Development. The award is making it possible for CMN to introduce renewable energy concepts to children from high-risk primary schools in the neighboring city of Green Bay (more)

IAIA’s “Blood Quantum Drive” Engages Public

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

In collaboration with Axle Contemporary Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has launched a new site-specific exhibit called “Blood Quantum Drive: Making Relatives.” The installation is an IAIA studio arts project, under the guidance of international artist and sculpture professor, Dana Chodzko. The nine IAIA collaborating artists hope (more)

KBOCC Offers New Business Administration Program

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The Higher Learning Commission has approved Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College’s (KBOCC’s) new Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration program. Students at the tribal college will be able to declare the new major during the spring 2015 semester. “One thing that the majority of people requested was for business classes to be offered again,” (more)

SBC and TMCC Receive Funds for Workforce Programs

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $10 million to support job-driven energy and related industry training programs at four North Dakota colleges. Two tribal colleges made the list, including Sitting Bull College (SBC) in Fort (more)

Global Indigenous Connections Enrich the CMN Experience

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

“We never know when another delegation from abroad will find its way to us in Wisconsin,” says College of Menominee Nation (CMN) president Verna Fowler. “In the same way, international travel opportunities continue to surface with great regularity for our faculty and students.” Both visitors and invitations to travel are gladly received at CMN’s Keshena (more)

Children at ANC and in Namibia Exchange Letters

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

For the past couple of years the children in Aaniiih Nakoda College’s (ANC’s) language immersion school have been writing to students at the Clever Cubs School in Namibia, Africa. This cultural exchange is the brainchild of Dr. Lynette Chandler, director of the immersion school, and Dr. Liz McClain, a science instructor who has lived and (more)

Environmental Program Connects TCUs with the Pacific Rim

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Sarah Gross

Pacific Island colleges are similar in structure and have many of the same issues as tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in the United States. Institutions in Guam, Saipan, and American Samoa, for example, seek to develop, expand, and upgrade their environmental technology education programs. Such Pacific Rim colleges grapple with offering services to the primarily (more)