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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)

IAIA Museum Announces 2015 Art Exhibitions

Jan 6th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibitions on display beginning January 24 through July 31, 2015. The season’s opening reception will take place Friday, January 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is open and free to the public. Dark Light is the (more)

NTU Confers First Bachelor of Science Degrees at Fall Commencement

Jan 5th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Daniel Vandever

During its fall commencement, Navajo Technical University (NTU) conferred its first Bachelor of Science degrees in the field of environmental science and natural resources. NTU developed the four-year program to increase the number of Native Americans in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The Higher Learning Commission accredited the program in 2012. Crownpoint (more)