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Photo highlights from the 2016 AIHEC Student Conference

Apr 24th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Tribal college students, staff, faculty, and administrators gathered March 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the annual AIHEC Student Conference. Below are some photo highlights.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Publishes Student Anthology

Apr 22nd, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has published the fourth edition of its literary anthology, The Thunderbird Review. The 97-page book features writing and art submitted by FDLTCC students and residents of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin communities. The journal received over 100 submissions this year to consider for inclusion, and the editorial (more)

Exhibition on Lloyd Kiva New and the Institute of American Indian Arts Opens

Apr 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

The influence of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), the Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA’s) first artistic director, will be highlighted in the exhibition, Finding a Contemporary Voice: The Legacy of Lloyd Kiva New and IAIA. The showcase will also include work from IAIA faculty and alumni from the 1960s to the present. New (1916-2002) was (more)

United Tribes Technical College to Be Recognized as “Tree Campus USA”

Apr 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

  United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) will receive the designation as a “Tree Campus USA” from the Arbor Day Foundation. UTTC, along with Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana, are the first tribal colleges in the nation to meet the standards for two and four-year accredited colleges and universities to develop and promote healthy trees (more)

Diné College to Offer Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Apr 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

When Diné College instructor Paul Willeto was hired in 1981, he inherited a modest one-room fine arts program. After 35 years of teaching, and three intense years of program development, the college’s board of regents gave Willeto and the fine arts faculty the green light to submit a four-year fine arts baccalaureate degree program to (more)

Searching for “We the People” in the Presidential Primaries

Apr 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

Presidential primaries often bring out the worst in American politics. Candidates’ messages are often rooted in the “us versus them” mentality, with presidential hopefuls trying to one up their competition by further slamming the opposing party. As an oral communications instructor at a tribal college or university (TCU), I challenge my students to analyze the (more)

New Changes in Science, Mathematics, Navajo Language, and Culture at Diné College

Mar 24th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Lori Tapahonso

Diné College, the Navajo Nation’s community college serving more than 1,600 students, is preparing to make significant academic changes that will improve the quality of education for all of its students. Helping to lead the effort is Dr. Henry Fowler, the interim provost who plans to encourage more participation and focus on science and mathematics (more)

American Indian College Fund Honors Tribal College Students and David Yarlott of Little Big Horn College

Mar 18th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund honored scholarship recipients at its 2015-2016 student of the year reception at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The program, sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation, awarded each honoree a $1,000 scholarship. The program also honors a faculty or staff member at a tribal college (more)

TCJ Student Writing Contest Winners Announced

Mar 15th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Tribal College Journal has announced the winners of its 2016 TCJ Student creative writing contest. This year, the contest brought in scores of entries from tribal college and university (TCU) students from around Indian Country. Acclaimed author and poet Joan Naviyuk Kane (Inupiaq) served as guest editor of TCJ Student, selecting the top entries in (more)

Tribal College and University Students Gather for the 2016 AIHEC Conference

Mar 15th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Hundreds of students from tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) have convened in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 2016 American Indian Higher Education Consortium student conference. The three-day event will feature a variety of competitions and contests, from traditional hand games and archery to the one-act play and the annual “knowledge bowl.” The conference will also feature (more)