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NTU Soars at NM SkillsUSA Competition

Apr 24th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Sixty-two Navajo Technical University (NTU) students, competing individually or in teams, took top honors at the NM SkillsUSA championships held in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 9-11. At the showcase of career and technical education students, NTU competed with other higher education institutions from across the state in hands-on trade, technical, and leadership skills contests. The (more)

CNC Hosts Indigenous Arts Event

Apr 20th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Some of Oklahoma’s finest Native artists will offer an evening of paintings, poetry, and storytelling at Comanche Nation College’s (CNC) second annual Indigenous arts event. Free and open to the public, the evening’s festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24 in the college’s James Cox Auditorium in Lawton, Oklahoma. The event will feature (more)

Arizona TCUs Offer Dual Credit Initiative

Apr 14th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

High school students in Arizona will soon be able to gain dual college credit at the state’s three tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Administrators from Diné College, Tohono O’Odham Community College, and Navajo Technical University (NTU) recently met with representatives from the Arizona Department of Education to formally outline parameters so that the three institutions can offer (more)

Erotic Art Show to Open at IAIA

Apr 7th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

“Fertile Grounds,” an exhibition of erotic art featuring works by Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) students, staff, and alumni will open April 17. A reception will be held from 6-9PM in the academic building on the IAIA campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “Fertile Grounds” is a student organized art show, stemming from Christina Castro’s (more)

College Fund Trustee Gail Bruce Honored

Apr 6th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

As part of its Multicultural Audience Development Initiative, the Metropolitan Museum of Art honored American Indian College Fund emeritus trustee Gail Bruce for her work in Native American higher education. Bruce was one of the original founders of the College Fund and is an entrepreneur, artist, and activist in Indian affairs. Ever since she was (more)

IAIA to Open Disc Golf Course

Apr 2nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

On May 2, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will christen its new disc golf facility and officially open it to the public. Registration to play the course on opening day will start at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. All registrants will receive a custom stamped disc of their choice and be provided (more)

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)