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College Fund Honors BMCC President and Students

Mar 23rd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund honored its scholarship recipients at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation, each honoree received a $1,000 scholarship. The College Fund also honored Michael “Mickey” Parish, president and CEO of Bay Mills Community College (BMCC), with its prestigious Tribal (more)

SIPI Student Credits AT&T Foundation and College Fund for Success

Mar 4th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

Waylon Ballew (Lummi/Northern Cheyenne) believes tradition is an important part of higher education. In order for him to be a community leader, Waylon said he must carry his traditions forward for future generations. Growing up on Bellingham Bay in northwest Washington state, Waylon said he was immersed in community youth leadership programs, where he incorporated (more)

An Open Letter

Mar 2nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

Dear Ms. Sarah Butrymowicz of The Hechinger Report, I’m still waiting for your retraction. It’s been more than three months since you published your deeply flawed article, “Tribal colleges give poor return on more than $100 million a year in federal money,” and I’m waiting for you to admit to cherry-picking quotes and arriving at (more)

LLTC Joins Partnership for a Healthier America

Feb 28th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) in Cass Lake, Minnesota has joined an array of nine institutions, organizations, and companies in Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) fight against childhood obesity. LLTC officials travelled to Washington, D.C. where they took part in PHA’s 2015 Building a Healthier Future Summit. In joining the effort, LLTC will implement (more)

CMN’s Solar Energy Research Gets Boost from New NSF Grant

Feb 26th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The College of Menominee Nation’s (CMN) applied research projects on solar energy are expanding with a new $197,128 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Human Resource Development. The award is making it possible for CMN to introduce renewable energy concepts to children from high-risk primary schools in the neighboring city of Green Bay (more)

The Borderline: Indigenous Communities on the International Frontier

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Rachael Marchbanks

Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, and the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, a simple T-shirt began appearing at reservation flea markets, tourist shops, and tribal college campuses. The shirt depicts a photograph taken in 1886 of the Apache leader Geronimo—known for rebelling, with his band of Apache warriors, against Mexican (more)

Taking the World-Wide View

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By James Shanley

Indigenous people all over the world have faced similar historical traumas due to colonization. It is impossible, for example, to read the history of the New Zealand Maoris and not see a parallel to Native tribes in the United States and Canada. Newer tribal colleges may not be familiar with the historical, international interests and (more)

The En’owkin Centre

Feb 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Leif Gregersen

When I think of the Okanagan Valley, I am reminded of the incredible sunny summer days when I travelled through that region as a child with my family, marveling at the beauty of the place. Situated just a short drive from the international border in British Columbia, it was like being in the Garden of (more)

TCU Leaders and Students Converge on Capitol Hill

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) held an intensive briefing session and workshop in preparation for its advocacy campaign this week in Washington, D.C. Students and administrators from 37 tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) have traveled to the nation’s capital in an effort to secure funding and solidify support for American Indian higher education. (more)

TCUs to Be Included in Obama’s “America’s College Promise”

Jan 12th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) has confirmed that tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) will be included in President Obama’s new initiative, “America’s College Promise,” which will offer free tuition to all community college students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Although details about the plan remain forthcoming, education leaders have embraced its (more)