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American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Honored

May 24th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

The American Indian College Fund’s Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is the 2016 recipient of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni Council Award for outstanding contribution. “This award is a beautiful honor, and it is entirely unexpected,” Yazzie-Mintz says. “This powerful recognition is not just for me, but celebrates collective work over time: my work with Native (more)

Student from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Receives Hospital Scholarship

May 11th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Tamara Montano, a student at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC), has been named the 2016 recipient of the Community Memorial Hospital Scholarship. Montano, a Cloquet resident originally from Red Cliff, Wisconsin, and a graduate of Bayfield High School, is completing the Practical Nursing Diploma Program during her first year in the college’s (more)

The Impact of an Educational Intervention on American Indian Students’ Interest in the Health Professions

May 11th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Loretta Heuer, Marielle Christine Leilani Young, Cynthia Lindquist, Marilyn G. Klug, Ann Wadsworth, and Jonathan Ripp

Introduction American Indian populations experience decreased health outcomes and a disproportionate disease burden when compared with other ethnic populations in the United States. Additionally, they have higher mortality rates for a number of health conditions, including chronic liver disease and cirrhosis (368% higher), diabetes mellitus (178% higher), unintentional injuries (138% higher), and intentional self-harm and (more)

Nursing at Tribal Colleges: A Conversation with Joe McDonald

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »

Salish Kootenai College’s founding president discusses the importance of nursing programs and why tribal colleges should train healthcare providers for their home communities.

To the Disappearance

May 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Brian Daffron

By Todd Fuller
Mongrel Empire Press (2015)
71 pages
Review by Brian Daffron

The Umatilla Dictionary: A Project of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Noel Rude

Apr 25th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Jule Gómez de García

By Noel Rude
University of Washington Press (2014)
640 pages
Review by Jule Gómez de García

Ontario’s Northern Lights: Canada’s Tribal Colleges, Part 4

Apr 25th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Leif Gregersen

In this final installment of a four-part series, TCJ explores First Nations colleges in the Province of Ontario.

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)