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Toyota Pledges $1 Million to the College Fund for STEM Fields

Oct 15th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

A hardscrabble childhood didn’t harden Erika Torres-Hernandez (Chippewa-Cree). But it did sharpen her resolve to achieve her goals and give back to her tribal community. A recipient of the Toyota Tribal College Scholarship, Torres-Hernandez studies math at Stone Child College on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana. Upon graduating from SCC, she plans to (more)

SBC and TMCC to receive federal funds for workforce programs

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded nearly $10 million to support job-driven energy and related industry training programs at four North Dakota colleges. Two tribal colleges made the list, including Sitting Bull College (SBC) in Fort (more)

Miss Diné College 2014-2015 Crowned

Oct 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The Miss Diné College Pageant Committee has selected Ms. Delta Higdon of Valley Store, Arizona, as the college’s new ambassador. Ms. Higdon’s clans are Naasht’ézhí Táchii’nii born for Kinyaa’áanii, her maternal grandparents clan are Tódích’íi’nii and her paternal grandparents clan are Bilagáana. As a 2013 graduate of Navajo Preparatory High School, the newly crowned ambassador (more)

United Tribes’ Powwow a Success

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

Beautiful powwow weather, world class guests and top quality competition highlighted the 45th annual United Tribes International Powwow. The gathering, held September 4-7 at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota, featured contestants from 70 different tribes and 14 states and Canadian provinces. A celebration of Native horse culture was featured in a tribal (more)

Getting Out the Vote: Gerald Ford’s Role in Indian Self-Determination, Part 2

Sep 30th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

On August 5, 1975, President Gerald Ford improved and extended the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which barred voting “discrimination against Spanish-speaking Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Asian Americans.” As a congressman in 1965, Ford supported the initial legislation that ushered in an era of greater voting equality. As president he reinforced his belief (more)

CCCC Prepares for Children’s Symposium and Anniversary Celebration

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC) in Fort Totten, North Dakota, is preparing for an event-filled week September 23-26. The festivities will begin on Tuesday, September 23 in the CCCC amphitheater with the Spirit Lake Children’s Services Symposium. Featured speakers include CCCC president Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, Tim Hathaway of Prevent Child Abuse (more)

CCCC Receives $675K for Health Research

Sep 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC, Fort Totten, ND) has received $675,000 in federal funds to establish a Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) at the college’s campus in Fort Totten, North Dakota. The initiative facilitates partnerships between federally recognized tribes and organizations that carry out health and medical research. NARCH also aids in the (more)

Gerald Ford’s Role in Indian Self-Determination, Part 1

Sep 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

In his inaugural speech,President Gerald Ford told the American people, “Our long national nightmare is over.” It was August of 1974, and Ford was talking about Richard Nixon’s resignation that would supposedly put an end to the speculation of whether a sitting president had been involved in a criminal conspiracy. Less than five months later, (more)

Gerald One Feather Passes On

Aug 26th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Gerald One Feather (Oglala Lakota) passed away this past weekend in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was 76. One Feather was a giant in the history of American Indian higher education: he was one of the founding fathers of Oglala Lakota College (OLC), the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and the tribal college movement as (more)

Olympian Billy Mills Named Honored Guest for UTTC Powwow

Aug 19th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

The Oglala Lakota athlete who became an Olympic gold medalist in his youth, and is today an admired role model, will be the honored guest of the 2014 United Tribes International Powwow. Billy Mills is scheduled to attend events throughout the powwow, set for September 4-7 at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC, Bismarck, ND). All (more)