Every year, the newly elected officers of the AIHEC Student Congress (ASC) develop and adopt initiatives to focus their efforts throughout their term. The current ASC has decided to uphold this tradition by tackling an issue that directly affects every Native community and campus nationwide and abroad—food sovereignty.
Oglala Lakota College president Thomas Shortbull (Lakota) reflects on the suppression of voting rights in Indian Country.
College of Menominee Nation professor Ryan Winn writes on the importance of taking a stand against persistent misconceptions and stereotypes.
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.
A field trip for faculty members at Diné College serves an important role in advancing the college’s mission and approach to student learning.
We must learn from the lessons of our ancestors how to take care of resources so that seven generations from now, our descendants will have the opportunity to receive a good education in a good way.
“When I was in elementary school the kids made fun of me because of my long braids. But I said nothing. I waited to speak. Because when I spoke, I knew it must be in a clear voice,” says Sean Chandler. Chandler (A’aniinen) has waited more than 20 years to speak about such struggles, about such thoughts.
Rebecca Bishop reflects on the sweeping impact of a previous generation, including her mother and uncles, that broke down the barriers to post-secondary education.
Instructor’s experience at a larger university strengthens his belief that for some students a small college close to home is the best choice.
Non-Native faculty and students travel seek cultural immersions at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe reservation and community college. “We leave the rigid academic paradigms of our linear non-Indigenous university and enter another universe…”