Recent Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College (LCOOCC) graduate and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe tribal member Lisa Munive, along with LCOOCC faculty Patrick Shields and Trish Hemming, presented on the Oshki Bimaadiziiwin Jail Education Program at the 20th International Restorative Practices Conference in San José, Costa Rica. Munive is completing her bachelor’s degree in social work (more)
Compassionate and Culturally Respectful Care: Producing Successful Nurses at Salish Kootenai CollegeJun 20th, 2016 | Kitt Adams | No Comments »
At the base of the stunning blue and green Mission Mountains and a few miles south of the largest natural freshwater lake in Montana, sits Salish Kootenai College (SKC), the tribal college of the Flathead Indian Reservation. SKC seeks to integrate Native cultural content into classes, programs, and the college environment. Nowhere is this (more)
This past spring, the Arbor Day Foundation named United Tribes Technical College a Tree Campus USA, making it the first tribal college to earn this honorable distinction.
Oglala Lakota College (OLC) opens its 13th Annual “A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists” summer artist series with featured artist Alvin Iron Cloud and his wood sculptures. He will be displaying his artwork and offering demonstrations from June 13-17, 2016. The summer artist series runs from June 13 through September 2, 2016, (more)
Students from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Navajo Technical University Win TCJ Art and Film ContestsJun 6th, 2016 | tcj | No Comments »
Tribal College Journal has announced the winners of its 2016 TCJ Student art and film contests. Kūākea Yasak of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) won the journal’s cover art contest with his drawing “Wahine.” Clinton Desiderio of Navajo Technical University (NTU) took top honors for best film of the year with “The Hostage,” (more)
The American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is the 2016 recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni Council Award for outstanding contribution. “This award is a beautiful honor, and it is entirely unexpected,” Yazzie-Mintz says. “This powerful recognition is not just for me, but celebrates collective work over time: my work with Native (more)
Tamara Montano, a student at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), has been named the 2016 recipient of the Community Memorial Hospital Scholarship. Montano, a Cloquet resident originally from Red Cliff, Wisconsin, and a graduate of Bayfield High School, is completing the Practical Nursing Diploma Program during her first year in the college’s (more)
The Impact of an Educational Intervention on American Indian Students’ Interest in the Health ProfessionsMay 11th, 2016 | tcj | No Comments »
Introduction American Indian populations experience decreased health outcomes and a disproportionate disease burden when compared with other ethnic populations in the United States. Additionally, they have higher mortality rates for a number of health conditions, including chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (368% higher), diabetes mellitus (178% higher), unintentional injuries (138% higher), and intentional self-harm and (more)
Salish Kootenai College’s founding president discusses the importance of nursing programs and why tribal colleges should train healthcare providers for their home communities.
By Todd Fuller
Mongrel Empire Press (2015)
Review by Brian Daffron