28-1: “Volunteerism” Table of Contents


In the Service of Others: How Volunteering is Integral to the Tribal College Experience
By Patty Talahongva
Today, the spirit of volunteering is very much alive at every tribal college and university. From fundraisers for food pantries to educational activities to help fellow students, TCUs help forge reciprocity among students and staff.

Through Our Eyes: Narratives of Three Student Volunteers at Aaniiih Nakoda College
By Kerri Patrick Wertz
Despite overwhelming familial responsibilities, work obligations, and academic demands, tribal college students embrace the passion for serving their community as volunteers. Three such stories from ANC teach us that volunteer work can coincide with individual passion and interest.

TCJ Student
Edited by Joan Naviyuk Kane
Tribal college students from around Indian Country competed in this year’s creative writing, art, and film contest. The acclaimed Inupiaq author and poet guest edits the 2016 edition and illuminates how students construct literary homes through their stories and poems.


Dear Readers: Hearing the Call For Change
By Carrie Billy

Editor’s Essay: All Efforts Count
By Bradley Shreve

On Campus: Tribal College News

Talking Circle: Wolakolkiciyapi: The Lakota Leadership and Management Program at Oglala Lakota College
By Richard Iron Cloud

Voices: Ve’stahe’m Among the Northern Cheyenne
By Gail Small

Media Reviews
With contributions from Colin G. Calloway, Jon Reyhner, Medeia Csoba DeHass, and Patrick Lee

ON THE COVER: Two Headed Eagle by Reg Davidson (Haida), courtesy of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Web Exclusive

Current Reflections: Volunteerism at Tribal Colleges: A Conversation with Rick Williams
The former president of the American Indian College Fund shares his insights on the importance and uniqueness of volunteerism at tribal colleges.

From Tsaile to Kayenta
In this TCJ-exclusive interview, Diné College student Dallas Peterman discusses his 95-mile trek cleaning up the highways of the Navajo Nation.

Nahkohenexahe: The Remarkable Story of Henry Littlewhiteman, as Told by Eugene Limpy
Edited by Gail Small
Elder Eugene Limpy recalls the selfless efforts of Henry Littlewhiteman in this remarkable oral history.