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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)

College Fund Responds to Derisive Article on TCUs

Dec 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Cheryl Crazy Bull

Editor’s Note: The Hechinger Report and the Atlantic Monthly recently published an article criticizing tribal colleges and universities. It has since come to light that neither publication thoroughly vetted the article to assure that it accurately and fairly portrayed TCUs, choosing instead to run the piece despite its inaccuracies and disingenuous reporting. As a result (more)

LLTC Announces Commitment to Expand College Access at White House Event

Dec 8th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) president Dr. Donald Day joined President Barrack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders for the White House College Opportunity Day of Action. Together, they announced new initiatives to help more students prepare for and (more)

On the Workforce in Tribal America

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By David M. Gipp

Beginnings I recall how we started out in 1972 and 1973 in disparate and humble beginnings as the first six tribally controlled colleges in the United States. We served fewer than 1,500 students in 1974, but we knew these new American Indian students represented a first entry among U.S.-based, postsecondary education students. It was a (more)

One Feather: A Lakota Life

Nov 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Gerald One Feather with Tom Katus

Editor’s Note: The following autobiography is a result of a conversation between Gerald One Feather and Tom Katus. The concepts expressed are One Feather’s. Katus assisted in arranging and editing the stories, with One Feather’s input and final approval. I was born July 10, 1938, in the Pine Ridge Hospital, the oldest child of Jackson (more)

The College Fund Raises Over $1 Million At Anniversary Gala

Nov 8th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

The American Indian College Fund kicked off its 25th anniversary celebration and fundraising efforts with a black tie gala that raised more than $1 million to benefit Native American education. Held October 20 at Pier Sixty in New York City, it was the largest and most successful fundraising event in the organization’s 25-year history. Funds (more)

Red Star: The Work of a Crow Artist

Nov 5th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Hailing from the Crow Indian Reservation in central Montana and an early graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Kevin Red Star has helped shape modern American Indian art. What follows is a sampling of Red Star’s body of work. A more detailed survey and in-depth discussion of the artist’s methods, influences, and background (more)

Leander “Russ” McDonald is the new president of UTTC

Nov 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) has named Dr. Leander “Russ” McDonald (Dakota/Arikara) as its new president. He succeeds David M. Gipp, who served as UTTC president for 37 years before being named chancellor of the college last spring. McDonald is an enrolled citizen of the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota and served as the (more)