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FBCC Names Twyla Baker-Demaray as Next President

Oct 28th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The board of regents at Fort Berthold Community College (FBCC) has selected Dr. Twyla Baker-Demaray as the college’s next president. She is the school’s seventh president and succeeds Mr. Russell Mason Jr. who retired last spring. Dr. Baker-Demaray is an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. She is an alumnus of FBCC, (more)

Comcast-NBCUniversal Donate Over $5 Million to College Fund

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund has announced that it will partner with Comcast-NBCUniversal in an effort to further the cause of Native American higher education. The corporation has offered a donation of $5 million for public service announcements and an additional gift of $500,000 for in-kind services and cash. The support will help the College (more)

UTTC Expands Workforce Training with Grant

Oct 22nd, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

The Heavy Equipment Operator program at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) has expanded with help from the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The department authorized a $532,372 grant in to acquire more training equipment. The funding allowed the college to add five units that will broaden the training experience in heavy equipment operation. New in (more)

Toyota Pledges $1 Million to the College Fund for STEM Fields

Oct 15th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

A hardscrabble childhood didn’t harden Erika Torres-Hernandez (Chippewa-Cree). But it did sharpen her resolve to achieve her goals and give back to her tribal community. A recipient of the Toyota Tribal College Scholarship, Torres-Hernandez studies math at Stone Child College on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana. Upon graduating from SCC, she plans to (more)

SBC and TMCC to receive federal funds for workforce programs

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $10 million to support job-driven energy and related industry training programs at four North Dakota colleges. Two tribal colleges made the list, including Sitting Bull College (SBC) in Fort (more)

Miss Diné College 2014-2015 Crowned

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The Miss Diné College Pageant Committee has selected Ms. Delta Higdon of Valley Store, Arizona, as the college’s new ambassador. Ms. Higdon’s clans are Naasht’ézhí Táchii’nii born for Kinyaa’áanii, her maternal grandparents clan are Tódích’íi’nii and her paternal grandparents clan are Bilagáana. As a 2013 graduate of Navajo Preparatory High School, the newly crowned ambassador (more)

United Tribes’ Powwow a Success

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

Beautiful powwow weather, world class guests and top quality competition highlighted the 45th annual United Tribes International Powwow. The gathering, held September 4-7 at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota, featured contestants from 70 different tribes and 14 states and Canadian provinces. A celebration of Native horse culture was featured in a tribal (more)

Getting Out the Vote: Gerald Ford’s Role in Indian Self-Determination, Part 2

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

On August 5, 1975, President Gerald Ford improved and extended the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which barred voting “discrimination against Spanish-speaking Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Asian Americans.” As a congressman in 1965, Ford supported the initial legislation that ushered in an era of greater voting equality. As president he reinforced his belief (more)

CCCC Prepares for Children’s Symposium and Anniversary Celebration

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) in Fort Totten, North Dakota, is preparing for an event-filled week September 23-26. The festivities will begin on Tuesday, September 23 in the CCCC amphitheater with the Spirit Lake Children’s Services Symposium. Featured speakers include CCCC president Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, Tim Hathaway of Prevent Child Abuse (more)

CCCC Receives $675K for Health Research

Sep 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC, Fort Totten, ND) has received $675,000 in federal funds to establish a Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) at the college’s campus in Fort Totten, North Dakota. The initiative facilitates partnerships between federally recognized tribes and organizations that carry out health and medical research. NARCH also aids in the (more)