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TCJ Designer Walt Pourier honored

Apr 12th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) has announced that Walt Pourier (Oglala Lakota) of Nakota Designs has been named as a recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Creative Leadership Award. Pourier was one of three nominees selected from a list of 18 individuals and organizations throughout the State of Colorado. The Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards honor Coloradans who (more)

Cobell Education Fund set to begin

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The Department of the Interior today announced that quarterly transfers of funds to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund are set to begin this week with a first transfer of nearly $580,000 to the American Indian College Fund. The scholarship fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement approved in November 2012 to provide financial assistance (more)

Teach for America offers employment opportunities for TCU students

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Vanessa Descalzi

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society has named Teach for America as one of the top workplaces for American Indian STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals. Teach For America’s Native Alliance Initiative has worked closely with tribal communities in an effort to improve education outcomes for American Indian students. The initiative enables graduates (more)

NTU sites to receive state funding

Apr 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Daniel Vandever

Arizona governor Jan Brewer and Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly have signed an amendment to the Arizona Funding Compact that will provide $7 million over the next eight years to Navajo Technical University’s (NTU, Crownpoint, NM) instructional sites in Chinle and Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. The allocated funds will be used for maintenance, renewal, and (more)

The Fine Line: Negotiating Natural Resource Development and Environmental Protection at TCUs

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By James Shanley, Ed.D.

How should tribal colleges approach natural resource development and potential degradation of the environment? This is a thorny, complicated question. In the best of all possible worlds we should look for natural harmonious relationships with the Earth. However, in a modern world driven by materialism and population explosion, that is far from realistic. American Indian tribes (more)

Anomalies No More

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

Every Thanksgiving, America celebrates how the Wampanoag tribe famously saved some pilgrims from starvation, but how many people realize that the Mandan, Hidatsa, Nez Perce, and countless other tribes also broke bread with famished non-Natives? Since 2000, the United States Mint has produced millions of coins reminding us that Lemhi Shoshone tribal member Sacagawea served (more)

Fund to support new environmental project

Mar 27th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund has announced that it will endow a new environmental science and sustainability project designed to address the myriad environmental issues that many tribal communities face. The project, funded by a $1.35 million grant, will support tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) by underwriting environmental science and sustainability programs of study and (more)

The College Fund honors students

Mar 20th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) honored 34 American Indian scholarship recipients at its 2013-14 Student of the Year reception at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium student conference in Billings, Montana. The program, sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation, awarded each honoree a $1,000 scholarship. “Each year in partnership with Adolph Coors Foundation, (more)

Will Strongheart of LCOOCC voted AIHEC slam poet of the year

Mar 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Students from tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) throughout North America gathered Saturday night at the Montana Convention Center in Billings for the inaugural American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) student congress poetry slam. Kicking off the AIHEC student conference, 29 students participated in the slam, with Will Strongheart of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (more)

CCCC students named to all-North Dakota academic team

Mar 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC, Fort Totten, ND) announced that Tausha Rainey and Myron Wanna Jr. have been named to the 2014 all-North Dakota academic team. The students were honored at a dinner and awards ceremony held at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. Eleven North Dakota community college students were named to (more)