In late April two billboards in Greeley, Colorado made national news for combining a historical photo of three American Indians, one armed with a rifle, with the sarcastic words, “Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you.” Matt Wells, an account executive for the billboards, told the Greeley Tribune that the signs (more)
Carolyn Burgess Savage grew up in a one-room shack among the sugar cane fields of southern Louisiana. Her family of eight didn’t have any of the conveniences or consumer trappings that characterized postwar 1950s America. Even worse, they experienced firsthand the grinding oppression of the South’s Jim Crow laws and the social, political, and economic (more)
College of Menominee Nation professor Ryan Winn writes on the importance of taking a stand against persistent misconceptions and stereotypes.
In today’s political climate, the only task seemingly more daunting than that of a college justifying education funding, is that of a professor defending the value of a liberal arts degree. Numerous job-tracking sites advise that the students of 2013 should spend their ever-shrinking grant dollars on degrees in medicine or in science, technology, engineering, (more)
Michael Price believes in the importance of integrating science with Indigenous knowledge and cultural values. This creates the correct path for today’s generation, where technology can be used to sustain sacred ways and the integrity of tribal lands.
Tribal college and university students’ ability and passion to study and preserve Native homelands and communities is not only unique- it’s inspirational. In this essay, outgoing managing editor Laura Paskus chronicles this passion which is evident throughout the tribal colleges. Also, she welcomes our new incoming editor, Dr. Bradley Shreve.
A field trip for faculty members at Diné College serves an important role in advancing the college’s mission and approach to student learning.
With the publication of this issue, Tribal College Journal begins a year of celebrating the 40th anniversary of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). It is an exciting moment, and an important time to pay respect to all of those who have come before and who have led the way to this moment in (more)
Even though the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Student Conference in Rapid City, SD, was months ago, I’m still feeling energized by the enthusiasm students brought to the conference and awestruck at the dedication of AIHEC staff and tribal college presidents, administrators, and faculty members. The games and competitions are exciting and the Student (more)
While spending time with tribal college presidents, staff, and students and staff of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium on Capitol Hill recently, I learned some sobering facts about tribal college funding. For instance, while the number of students attending tribal colleges has increased, the funding for schools has not. This means tribal colleges are (more)