Tribal College News

Lac Courte Oreilles Faculty Present on Jail Program in Costa Rica

Jun 29th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Recent Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College (LCOOCC) graduate and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe tribal member Lisa Munive, along with LCOOCC faculty Patrick Shields and Trish Hemming, presented on the Oshki Bimaadiziiwin Jail Education Program at the 20th International Restorative Practices Conference in San José, Costa Rica. Munive is completing her bachelor’s degree in social work (more)

United Tribes Technical College Named a Tree Campus USA

Jun 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »

This past spring, the Arbor Day Foundation named United Tribes Technical College a Tree Campus USA, making it the first tribal college to earn this honorable distinction.

Oglala Lakota College Announces Summer Artist Series

Jun 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »

  Oglala Lakota College (OLC) opens its 13th Annual “A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists” summer artist series with featured artist Alvin Iron Cloud and his wood sculptures. He will be displaying his artwork and offering demonstrations from June 13-17, 2016. The summer artist series runs from June 13 through September 2, 2016, (more)

Students from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Navajo Technical University Win TCJ Art and Film Contests

Jun 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal has announced the winners of its 2016 TCJ Student art and film contests. Kūākea Yasak of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) won the journal’s cover art contest with his drawing “Wahine.” Clinton Desiderio of Navajo Technical University (NTU) took top honors for best film of the year with “The Hostage,” (more)

American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Honored

May 24th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is the 2016 recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni Council Award for outstanding contribution. “This award is a beautiful honor, and it is entirely unexpected,” Yazzie-Mintz says. “This powerful recognition is not just for me, but celebrates collective work over time: my work with Native (more)

Student from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Receives Hospital Scholarship

May 11th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Tamara Montano, a student at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), has been named the 2016 recipient of the Community Memorial Hospital Scholarship. Montano, a Cloquet resident originally from Red Cliff, Wisconsin, and a graduate of Bayfield High School, is completing the Practical Nursing Diploma Program during her first year in the college’s (more)

Medical Laboratory Science Program Seeks to Partner with TCUs

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Alexis B. Jones

Healthcare staffing shortages are a legitimate concern throughout the United States and are of critical concern for Native communities. In particular, our nation’s clinical laboratories are facing a startling and growing shortage of qualified laboratory personnel, with the laboratory labor force aging at a 78% faster rate than the entire U.S. labor market. To complicate (more)

Salish Kootenai College to Open Student Health Center

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Vince Delvin

Former President Robert DePoe III is gone, but one of his visions for Salish Kootenai College (SKC) has become a reality. The tribal college will open its first-ever student health center on its Pablo campus. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Health Department will operate the center, which will provide limited primary medical care, nursing, (more)

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Hosts Beekeeping Workshop

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), in partnership with the Northeast Minnesota Beekeepers Association, hosted a day-long workshop called “Beekeeping and More!” Session topics included equipment, planting habitat, diseases, pests, mite treatment, general troubleshooting, and getting stung. Several hands-on activities were also part of the program, including learning to make lip balm, fire (more)

New NTU Nursing Director Aims to Stabilize RN Program

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Daniel Vandever

Navajo Technical University (NTU) has hired Michelle Kellywood, MSN, RN, as its new nursing director in an effort to redesign the university’s Registered Nursing program and to update its curriculum. With Kellywood on board, NTU will begin accepting new students and plans to relaunch its RN program for the fall 2016 semester. Since she was (more)