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College Fund Gala Held in Chicago

May 24th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

This past week, the American Indian College Fund celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a gala held in Chicago, Illinois, at the historic Drake Hotel. Two hundred attendees gathered to honor two of the College Fund’s founders and to benefit the organization’s mission to provide Native Americans with access to higher education. Dr. Gerald Gipp (Hunkpapa (more)

TCJ Announces Student Awards

May 22nd, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal (TCJ) announced the winners of its annual TCJ Student creative writing, art, and film contest today. This year the publication had a strong pool of entries in all categories, making the contest especially competitive. The journal’s staff thanks all those who submitted their work and looks forward to more submissions in the (more)

John Gritts Receives Honorary Doctorate

May 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

John Gritts (Cherokee Nation), a longtime veteran of American Indian education and educational affairs, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bacone College this May. Several dignitaries and high level college officials were on hand to honor Gritts at the ceremony, which was held at the Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Dr. Gritts (more)

IAIA to Host Dartmouth Native American Studies Program

May 15th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will host Dartmouth College’s first off-campus program offered by the Department of Native American Studies, beginning in the fall of 2015. The program, which focuses on Native American art and tribal law and government, was developed by Native American Studies Department chair N. Bruce Duthu. After an extensive search (more)

CDKC Rocket Team Wins Climate Change Experiment Award

May 14th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Kate Bertin

“Five… four… three… two… one… We have ignition!” Seven students from Chief Dull Knife College (CDKC), along with three advisors, stood on the sun-drenched prairie of the Richard Bong State Recreation Area in Wisconsin and watched their rockets shoot into the crystal blue sky. Soft white vapor trails tracked the direction of their launches, and (more)

Diné College Students Photographs Catch National Attention

May 10th, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

Five Diné College students traveled to the University of Colorado, Boulder (UC-B) on April 24th for a gallery show of their photography work. Enitled “Tribal Eye Photo Workshop,” the exhibition was the culmination of a yearlong environmental research project that examines the changing world on the Navajo Reservation due to climate change. Students chose research (more)

FDLTCC Publishes Literary Anthology

May 5th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has published the third edition of its literary anthology, The Thunderbird Review. The 92-page book features writing and art submitted by students from FDLTCC, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Carleton College, and Lake Superior College, as well as work from individuals residing in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. (more)

The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists

May 3rd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

By Arlene Hirschfelder and Paulette F. Molin Scarecrow (2012) 568 pages Reviewed by Ryan Winn Although Native American contributions are ubiquitous throughout all facets of American society, their individual achievements are too often either absent from academic discourse or treated as anomalies. The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists by Arlene Hirschfelder and Paulette F. (more)

American Indians and the Civil War

May 3rd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Marjane Ambler

Edited by Robert K. Sutton and John A Latschar National Park Service (2013) 216 pages Review by Marjane Ambler A counselor in Nebraska once told me about a student who wanted to write about American Indians, but the assignment was for a Civil War class. “Of course not,” the teacher told the student. “American Indians (more)

Native American Veterans: Storytelling for Healing

May 3rd, 2015 | By | No Comments »
By Jurgita Antoine

Administration for Native Americans (2012) 34 minutes Review by Jurgita Antoine In the old days, when Lakota men came of age, they went on zuya—a warpath, which was commonly understood as an educational journey to maturity and adulthood. Although times have changed and methods of warfare have become more sophisticated, the tradition continues today. As (more)