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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)

San Carlos Apache Set to Establish a Tribal College

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The San Carlos Apache Tribe has announced that it will partner with Arizona State University (ASU) in establishing its own tribally controlled college. The new tribal college will be the first Apache-controlled institution of higher education. “A tribal college operated by and for Apaches will help secure the future of the tribe, not just as (more)

NWIC Space Center Rocket Goes Supersonic

Jun 18th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Nine Northwest Indian College (NWIC, Bellingham, WA) students took part in the First Nations Launch in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this year. Three teams were entered into the competition for tribal climate change, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), and the Supersonic Challenge. In the Supersonic Challenge, NWIC students used a rocket nicknamed “Flaming Arrow” (more)

American Indian College Fund Awards Grants to Preserve and Restore Native Art Forms

Jun 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian College Fund has awarded four three-year grants of $50,000 each to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in the upper-Midwest through a program designed to increase the intergenerational transfer of artistic and cultural knowledge and processes from elders to adults and children. The grants also provide direct support for Native artists, while stemming (more)

Secretary Arne Duncan to speak at SKC commencement

Jun 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The secretary of the United States Department of Education, Arne Duncan, will give the commencement address at Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, MT) Saturday, June 6. Duncan’s spokeswoman, Dorie Nolt, stated that the secretary wanted to “celebrate the successes of Native students at this outstanding college.” SKC will be graduating 200 students, who will receive (more)

Harvard Project Selects TCU Staffer For Honoring Nations Program

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development has selected Karen Cary, the director of career and technical education at Leech Lake Tribal College, to take part in its Honoring Nations program. Cary was one of three applicants chosen for the year-long leadership program. Supported by the Bush Foundation, the Harvard Project’s Honoring Nations program (more)

Abolishing the Bigotry Threshold in Professional Sports

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

We Americans see our professional sports as extensions of our best values and aspirations. We root for the underdog and celebrate the spectacular because they exemplify our patriotic notion that anyone can achieve greatness through hard work and determination. But what happens when professional sports personify the worst in American culture? How do we respond (more)

FDLTCC video receives national award

May 21st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC, Cloquet, MN) was named among the top colleges in the nation in the 2013-2014 Collegiate Advertising Awards national competition. FDLTCC received a Silver Award in the special video production category for “Extraordinary: Celebrating 25 Years.” The 22-minute film was created to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the (more)