Editor’s Essay

All Efforts Count

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

By Bradley Shreve
As volunteers we can all make a difference—sometimes it’s just a matter of taking that first step.

The Medicine Way

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

Sanapia was one of the last of the Comanche eagle doctors, utilizing Indigenous medicine to treat Indigenous people. Today, tribal colleges and universities are developing new Native-centered healthcare and wellness programs for future generations.

Mending the Broken Hoop

Feb 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

In his Great Vision, Black Elk spoke of immense difficulties that his people would face, but said they would find a new strength. Strong teacher education programs can help revitalize tribal communities.

Protecting Native Futures

Nov 8th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

Ada Deer was born into poverty on the Menominee Indian Reservation in 1935. Her family’s log cabin had no running water or electricity, and her father, who worked at a sawmill, struggled to provide for his wife and five children. Despite such obstacles, Deer excelled in school and went on to college, where she eventually (more)

The Unquantifiable Value of Tribal Colleges

Aug 20th, 2015 | | No Comments »

In November of last year, Sarah Butrymowicz of The Hechinger Report penned an article entitled, “Tribal colleges give poor return on more than $100 million a year in federal money,” in which she argues that tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) have “abysmal success rates.” Butrymowicz based her assertions on a particular dataset which The Hechinger (more)

Culturally Relevant Governance

May 2nd, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

Flares lit up the night sky so brightly that you could have read a book, while tracer bullets, followed by bursts of machine-gun fire, buzzed through the air like a swarm of angry hornets, recalls Dennis Banks (Ojibwa), a leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Such was the scene at Wounded Knee on the (more)

Thinking Globally

Feb 19th, 2015 | | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

By searching globally and acting in unison, Indigenous peoples can achieve impossible things.

Forging the Future

Nov 9th, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

While American Indian communities still experience economic underdevelopment and high unemployment, strides have been made. And tribal colleges and universities are playing an instrumental role in developing a workforce and paving the way to a brighter future.

Many Nations, One Movement

May 1st, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

The day was deceptively fair as the snowstorm crept up the eastern seaboard toward Washington. All of the weather forecasters were predicting a “snowpocalypse” that would force the nation’s capital to close down the following day. Despite such news flurries, delegations of tribal college and university (TCU) students and presidents diligently made their rounds on (more)

Keepers of the Past, For the Future

Feb 7th, 2014 | | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

In the fall of 1967, Hopi Action News reported that hippies were invading Native communities throughout the Southwest. In direct contrast to the missionaries and assimilationists who preceded them, however, these alienated baby boomers venerated Indian cultures and traditions. Armed with Frank Waters’ Book of the Hopi and John Neihardt’s Black Elk Speaks, the long-haired (more)