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Gerald One Feather Passes On

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Gerald One Feather (Oglala Lakota) passed away this past weekend in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was 76. One Feather was a giant in the history of American Indian higher education: he was one of the founding fathers of Oglala Lakota College (OLC), the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the tribal college movement as (more)

Olympian Billy Mills Named Honored Guest for UTTC Powwow

Aug 19th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

The Oglala Lakota athlete who became an Olympic gold medalist in his youth, and is today an admired role model, will be the honored guest of the 2014 United Tribes International Powwow. Billy Mills is scheduled to attend events throughout the powwow, set for September 4-7 at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC, Bismarck, ND). All (more)

The Meeting Place

Aug 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

The first email came from Texas. The next one came from Michigan, and then another from Arizona. The emails were from theater graduate students seeking job placement advice after reading my article, “Stories for the Stage,” in the fall 2012 issue of Tribal College Journal (TCJ). That piece explained how the College of Menominee Nation (more)

25 Years of Tribal College Journal: An Editorial and Graphic Retrospective, 1989–2014

Aug 13th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Bradley Shreve

“An active press cannot, on its own, build stronger societies. But it does have an important role to play. In tribal nations, the growing vitality of Indian-owned media offers reason for hope.”                                                                                                                  —Paul Boyer, 1993 In 1989, just over 20 years since the founding of the first tribally controlled college, Joseph McDonald (Salish-Kootenai), Lionel (more)

Idina Menzel to Perform at College Fund Gala

Aug 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund has signed the Tony Award-winning Broadway vocalist, Idina Menzel, to perform live at its 25th anniversary gala. The event will be held Monday, October 20, at Pier Sixty in New York City. Menzel has long been a presence on Broadway, receiving several Tony nominations for roles in such musicals as (more)

A Tribute to Paul Boyer

Aug 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Joe McDonald

Tribal College Journal celebrates its 25th birthday this year, and I think it is only proper to recognize Paul Boyer, the founding editor of the journal. It was his initiative and perseverance that brought forth the first copy of the publication: “From the Past, the Future,” volume 1, Summer 1989, Special Edition. Produced in his (more)

Moving Forward: Progress and Development at 25 Tribal Colleges and Universities

Aug 5th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Tina Deschenie

Sitting in on a tribal college or university (TCU) gathering inevitably involves listening to a story. How each institution was created and has grown often makes for intriguing tales about people, events, and initiatives. Such stories illustrate the tremendous progress and development that have defined TCUs, as well as the challenges they have faced. TCUs (more)

TCUs Offer American Indians/Alaska Natives Debt-free Opportunities for Higher Education Access and Success

Jul 21st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Alexandria, VA – In response to a report released by the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) on federal student loans and community colleges, the nation’s tribal colleges and universities, which collectively are the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, reiterate remarks issued earlier this week by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). More (more)

Dr. Elden Lawrence, former SWC president and scholar, passes on

Jul 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Dr. Elden Eugene Lawrence (Dakota), former president of Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC, Sisseton, SD) passed away this past Fourth of July. He was 77. Lawrence was born in 1936 on the Sisseton Wahpeton Indian Reservation in eastern South Dakota. He came from a large family, having 10 siblings, nine of whom were brothers. As a (more)

The New Frontier for Native Literature

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

Its name is Archos and if you’ve read Cherokee writer Daniel H. Wilson’s 2011 novel Robopocalypse, you’ve likely reconsidered the virtues of technology. Archos is a supercomputer that turns a not-too-distant world’s proliferation of docile robots into an onslaught of killing machines. Governments are wiped out, millions perish, and urban areas are helpless to stop (more)