After five years of planning, negotiating, and building, Red Lake Nation College’s (RLNC) new campus is open. The $21.4 million college and governmental center is situated on the southern shore of Red Lake and features state-state-of-the-art facilities and awe-inspiring architecture. The new campus underscore’s Red Lake Nation’s commitment to education and investing in the future. (more)
Editor’s Note: Below is a brief guide to accessible resources, which researchers may use as a starting point for further inquiry on tribal college communities. Cheryl Crazy Bull compiled this guide from a more exhaustive list which she and the American Indian College Fund often consult. American Indian College Fund. (2012). Woksape Oyate: Reports of (more)
Diné College has unveiled two new certificate programs for students who want training without the multi-year commitment of a traditional degree program. Students can now enroll in the Navajo Cultural Arts Certificate Program and will have the option of enrolling in the Digital Arts Certificate Program this spring. Navajo Cultural Arts will enhance and revitalize (more)
Tohono O’odham Community College rediscovers elders’ oral histories, archiving and preserving them for future generations.
In this web-exclusive, four-part series, TCJ profiles First Nations colleges north of the border. Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and the Native Education College in British Columbia are highlighted in this first installment.
At the recent World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) meeting in Fort Frances, Ontario, delegates from around globe gathered to discuss the future of the World Indigenous Nations University (WINU). The university was established in 2013 and adopted its official constitution a year later at the annual WINHEC meeting in Hawai’i. The conference in (more)
Diné College will participate in the Code Writers Education Initiative, a program that seeks to offer computer code-writing curriculum for students in kindergarten through high school and community college. In addition, the program seeks to employ technology like robotics and cyber security to attract and teach students about the exciting opportunities available through STEM (science, (more)
The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) met last week in Fort Frances, Ontario for the organization’s annual conference. Representatives from Indigenous institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Alaska, Hawai’i, the mainland United States, and Samiland in northern Scandinavia gathered to discuss common educational strategies, instruction, research, and accreditation. Representatives also worked to refine (more)
A devastating fire swept through Red Crow Community College (RCCC) on the Blood Reserve in Cardston, Alberta, early Friday morning. The inferno left students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the entire Blood Reserve without a college, as the entire interior of the college was destroyed. Only the brick edifice remained standing, a stark reminder of Friday’s (more)
After great anticipation, California Tribal College (CTC) has officially taken off. CTC commenced operations by offering a certificate program in tribal leadership and governance July 6-10. Forty-seven eager students, representing 22 tribes, completed the week-long program. It’s the first educational program hosted by CTC and was held at the offices of the Yocha Dehe Wintun (more)