26-2: “Workforce Development” Table of Contents
Creating Pathways to a Better Life: How Four Tribal Colleges Are Training Skilled Workers to Meet Regional Needs
By Jerry Worley
With the tremendous job growth and economic boom on the Northern Plains, tribal colleges in Montana and North Dakota are initiating new innovative programs to address the
Training for Tomorrow: Developing a Native Workforce
By Ahmed Al-Asfour
Although demographics are shifting, American Indians continue to suffer from a grossly disproportionate unemployment rate. By partnering with business and government, tribal colleges can alter such trends through workforce development.
Growing Our Own: A Sustainable Approach to Teacher Education at Turtle Mountain Community College
By Carmelita Lamb
Through its teacher education program, TMCC is meeting the Anishinaabe of North Dakota’s educational needs, strengthening tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and positively affecting people’s lives.
Dear Readers: New and Returning Items Stay True to Our Core Mission
By Rachael Marchbanks
Editor’s Essay: Forging the Future
By Bradley Shreve
On Campus: Tribal College News
TCJ Student: Future Arrangements NEW!
By Justina Thomas
The best in tribal college student writing and art.
Research: Exploring the Food Environment on the Spirit Lake Reservation
By Swaha Pattanaik
A team of researchers employs community- based participatory methods to examine the food environment on the Spirit Lake reservation.
Talking Circle: Best Practices on Creating a Successful Internship Program
By Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz
When partnering with non-profits, TCUs face challenges that require innovative thinking and program design.
Profile: Kevin Red Star
By Daniel Gibson
A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Kevin Red Star has helped shape modern Native art.
With contributions from Corinne L. Monjeau-Marz, Charles Cambridge, Justin R. Bucciferro, and Elise Krohn.
In Memoriam: Gerald One Feather
By David M. Gipp
Voices: “Being a Fed”
By John Gritts
A Native perspective on “being a fed” with the U.S. Department of Education.
ON THE COVER: Evening Mountain Horses by Kevin Red Star
One Feather: A Life
By Gerald One Feather with Tom Katus
A founder of Oglala Lakota College and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Gerald One Feather left an indelible mark on Indian Country. Presented here for the first time in its entirety, One Feather unfurls the rich tapestry of his life in this autobiographical essay.
Experience the stunning artwork of Crow artist and IAIA graduate Kevin Red Star in this web-exclusive slide show.
By Ahmed Al-Asfour