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Salish Kootenai College Receives Grant to Improve Student Success

Jul 26th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Salish Kootenai College (SKC) is one of seven minority-serving, postsecondary institutions selected to receive nearly $2.3 million in grants from USA Funds to improve student outcomes. More specifically, the grant is earmarked for the development and application of data tools and institutional practices that enhance completion rates and the career readiness of first-generation, low-income, and (more)

The Institute of American Indian Arts Prepares for Summer Writers Festival

Jul 22nd, 2016 | | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program has announced the lineup for its 2016 Summer Writers Festival. The festival will take place July 23-30. Readings will begin each evening at 6:00 pm in the IAIA auditorium in the Library and Technology Center, located at 83 Avan Nu Po (more)

UTTC Prepares for September Powwow

Jul 15th, 2016 | | No Comments »

The 47th Annual United Tribes Technical College Powwow is set for September 9-11 at Lone Star Arena on the college campus in Bismarck. It is the summer season’s last, large outdoor event on the Northern Great Plains powwow circuit. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited and welcome. Known as “Home (more)

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Donates $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund

Jul 14th, 2016 | | No Comments »

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) has made a donation of $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund, the nation’s largest and highest-rated American Indian scholarship organization. This donation is being used to improve American Indian access to higher education through scholarship support. “In order for Native communities to prosper, we need to invest in (more)

Promoting Nursing as a Career Choice for Native Americans

Jul 11th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Ahmed Al-Asfour

Baby Boomers are retiring in the thousands every single day and as this trend continues there are a number of concerns that need to be addressed, particularly shortages of healthcare professionals. What does this mean for the future labor market? It means that we need more doctors, nurses, more hospitals, nursing homes, and many more (more)

Newton Cummings, Oglala Lakota College Board President, Passes Away

Jul 9th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Oglala Lakota College (OLC) has announced that longtime board member and chairman Newton Cummings has passed away. Cummings completed 40 years as a member of OLC’s board of trustees, serving 22 of those years as board president. Cummings is a former Oglala Sioux Tribal Council member and tribal president, serving from 1984 to 1986. In the (more)

Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Summer Institute Offers Language Classes at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

Jul 7th, 2016 | | No Comments »

The MHA Language Project recently offered a Summer Institute to anyone interested in learning and teaching Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara languages. The summer training program was held June 27-July 8 at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) in New Town, North Dakota. The MHA Summer Institute (MHASI) is an intensive, two-week language experience. The Institute offers (more)

Scrubs Camp Coming to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Jul 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Tom Urbanski

Going to summer camp is a longstanding tradition for teenagers, yet finding the right camp and focused activities can be a challenge. This summer, thanks to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) and a collection of healthcare industry partners, there’s a new camp in town. FDLTCC’s first-ever Scrubs Camp comes to the college (more)

Navajo Technical University Invited to National Maker Faire

Jul 5th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Navajo Technical University (NTU) participated in the Second Annual National Maker Faire June 18-19 in Washington, DC.  Sponsored by Barnes & Noble and other corporate sponsors, the Faire brings together inventors and innovators from schools, colleges, and the private industry. NTU participated in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Tribal Colleges and Universities Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship (more)

Louise, Larose, and a Love of Listening

Jul 1st, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Ryan Winn

Load-up your smart phone! Audio books like Louise Erdrich’s latest novel offer an easy way for the road-weary traveler to enjoy literature.