The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) is pleased to announce the 2016 Winter Writers Festival, which will be held January 2-9, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6:00 pm in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) auditorium on the IAIA campus. In addition to a slate of published (more)
Diné College will serve as the future sight of the new Navajo Nation Police Academy. The academy will be open for recruits in January, 2016. This will be first time since 2012 that the Navajo Nation Police Academy has been active. Currently, recruits are attending academies in two different locations in Arizona. The revitalization of the (more)
This month, six tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) received competitive grants totaling $160,000 through the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC’s) longstanding Tribal ecoAmbassador partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Tribal ecoAmbassador program empowers tribal communities to identify and address their own unique environmental needs while building the capacity of tribal colleges (more)
The Tribal College Journal is seeking American Indians currently serving in the Armed Forces who want to continue their ties with their culture and with education while away from home. Tribal College Journal is a quarterly magazine published by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, an organization of 37 tribal colleges and universities in the (more)
The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Charlene Teters (Spokane) is a nationally-known artist and educator whose relationship with IAIA dates back to 1984 when she first attended as an undergraduate. Teters is also an activist. Since being named as IAIA’s academic dean, she has not relinquished any of these roles. Recently, Bust.com named Teters as (more)
Author and poet Joan Naviyuk Kane (Inupiaq) has been named as guest editor for the 2016 edition of TCJ Student. She joins an esteemed cadre of writers, poets, and artists who have served as guest editor or essayist for TCJ Student, including Sherman Alexie, Joy Harjo, N. Scott Momaday, Luci Tapahonso, and last year’s guest (more)
In this second installment of a four-part series, TCJ explores the First Nations colleges in the Northern Rockies. Old Sun College and Blue Quills First Nations College in the Province of Alberta are highlighted.
It was not all that long ago, two generations at best, when the Iñupiat of the North Slope barely dared to dream of a day when their children could go to a local high school. Now, thanks to the wisdom and courage of those who fought to make that unbelievable dream a reality, students on (more)
As the days grow shorter and winter approaches, Ron His Horse Is Thunder prepares to return to his ranch on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. He’s just finishing up a stint as interim president of Little Priest Tribal College in Nebraska, where he has helped stabilize the institution for its future leadership. A licensed attorney, (more)
By W.L. Shelley
A compilation of published and online resources for researchers interested in issues and topics on American Indian law.