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Navajo Technical University Students to Take Part in the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

Aug 22nd, 2016 | | No Comments »

Students from Navajo Technical University’s (NTU’s) electrical engineering program will be presenting several of their projects at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire this weekend to showcase their innovative talents after a summer of recognition that included a first place finish at the National Maker Faire’s Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge in Washington, DC. The faire (more)

Journey to the Heart of the First Peoples Collections

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

By Marie-Paule Robitaille
Baraka Books (2014)
273 pages
Review by Margaret MacKichan

Falling into Place: A Memoir of Overcoming

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

By Hattie Kauffman
Baker Books (2013)
240 pages
Review by Rachael Marchbanks

Nahkohenexahe: The Remarkable Story of Henry Littlewhiteman, as Told by Eugene Limpy

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Gail Small

Transcribed by Gail Small Editor’s Note: On May 11, 2016, Eugene Limpy recounted this story of volunteerism to Gail Small. This oral history supplements Small’s essay, “Ve’stahe’m Among the Northern Cheyenne.” There was a big man, he stood about 6’3,” from the Rosebud Creek with broad shoulders and he was a hard worker. His name (more)

Volunteerism at Tribal Colleges: A Conversation with Rick Williams

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

One of the many distinguishing features of tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) is that their students, faculty, and staff have deep connections to the local community. Many enter into college with the intention of improving themselves so they can improve their tribe. Such an ethos is central to tribalism and American Indian cultures. Hence, it (more)

From Tsaile to Kayenta

Aug 21st, 2016 | | No Comments »

In this TCJ-exclusive interview, Diné College student Dallas Peterman discusses his 95-mile trek cleaning up the highways of the Navajo Nation.

White Earth Tribal and Community College Hosts Storytelling Camp

Aug 19th, 2016 | | No Comments »

White Earth Tribal and Community College will host a Creative Storytelling Intensive (CSI) camp to improve college readiness in reading and writing, utilizing a storytelling model as its framework. CSI camp is aimed at strengthening student educational interests through exploration of individual gifts and talents (Mikagaadeg wendjising) where the college utilizes an experiential learning model (more)

Interior Awards AIHEC Funds for College Pathways

Aug 17th, 2016 | | No Comments »

The Department of the Interior has awarded $995,000 to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) to be disbursed among 22 tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), including the two Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-operated post-secondary schools: Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. AIHEC works (more)

College of Menominee Nation Aids in Revival of Historic Pageants

Aug 15th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Faculty and students of the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) helped revive a long-lost tribal tradition with the summer staging of a pageant that was last presented in the 1960s. The setting was the Menominee Nation’s Woodland Bowl. The outdoor theater was constructed in 1937 to host popular community theatrical productions known as the Menominee (more)

Sitting Bull College Receives NEH Grant to Record Lakota/Dakota Language

Aug 13th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Sitting Bull College is launching a three-year humanities initiative on language revitalization funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Standing Rock Lakota/Dakota Language Project will record a collection of fluent speakers of the language on the Standing Rock reservation in North and South Dakota. Project coordinators will record fluent speakers in conversation, (more)