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American Indian College Fund Partners with Nonprofit to Help Tribal College Students Plan and Pay for Higher Education

Sep 22nd, 2016 | | No Comments »

Salt, the best-in-class education-consumer literacy program provided by the nonprofit American Student Assistance, is pleased to announce a partnership with the American Indian College Fund to support tribal colleges and universities nationwide in offering money management advice, personalized student loan help, and straightforward budgeting tools free-of-charge to students and alumni. “American Indians face steep barriers (more)

Stand with Standing Rock: A Call to Action for Tribal Colleges and Universities

Sep 22nd, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Deborah His Horse Is Thunder with photos by Iris Pretty Paint

Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) have the ability to respond to opportunities much more quickly than mainstream higher education institutions, as they have less hierarchy. This ability provides a prime advantage to capitalize on one of the most amazing gatherings of Indigenous nations ever seen. Nearly 300 Native nations have pledged their support for the (more)

Institute of American Indian Arts Students Raise Funds to Support Standing Rock

Sep 20th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Eric Davis

To help support the Standing Rock community, students from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will host an event to raise funds for the Sacred Stone School at Standing Rock on October 16, 2016, from 2 to 4pm, in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. Organized by IAIA student Barbara (more)

United Tribes Offering New Programs

Sep 16th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is offering four new programs this fall, including one new bachelor’s degree program. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved UTTC’s request to offer a Bachelor of Science in environmental science and research. The four-year program will be taught at the new Science and Technology Center. The college began conferring bachelor’s (more)

College Fund Publication Shares Ways to Help Native Students Succeed

Sep 14th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dina Horwedel

At just over 13%, American Indian students have the lowest college graduation rate in the United States. In a new publication from the American Indian College Fund, several tribal colleges and universities share how to create systems and structures to promote Native student success. The publication, titled, Achieving the Dream: Improving Student Success at Tribal (more)

Northwest Indian College Hosts Intergovernmental Meeting on the Environment

Sep 13th, 2016 | | No Comments »

Northwest Indian College (NWIC) in Bellingham, Washington, recently participated in a town hall segment of the Council for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC). The commission is an intergovernmental organization consisting of representatives from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Prior to the town hall at NWIC, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Mexico’s Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources, (more)

United Tribes Powwow a Success

Sep 12th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

A group photo of all dancers and singers and a special flag-raising to observe 9-11 highlighted the 47th Annual United Tribes Technical College International Powwow. The gathering was held September 9 to 11 at United Tribes Technical College’s (UTTC’s) powwow dance arena on the campus in Bismarck. In contest competition, the drum group Young Bear (more)

California Tribal College Begins President Search

Sep 6th, 2016 | | No Comments »

The Board of Regents of the California Tribal College (CTC) recently began its search for the college’s first president. Still in the formative search stages, CTC has issued a formal announcement and is now accepting applications. According to CTC’s announcement, the ideal candidate will be “an experienced, high energy visionary with the skills and commitment (more)

UTTC Offers Native Students Tuition Waiver

Sep 5th, 2016 | | No Comments »
By Dennis Neumann

United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) is making it easier for Native students to start college. Beginning with the current Fall Semester, UTTC has waived the tuition of Native students who are enrolled members of federally recognized tribes. The offering is a one-year pilot program that was approved in the spring by the college’s governing board, (more)

Institute of American Indian Arts Builds Immersive Laboratory

Aug 31st, 2016 | | No Comments »

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has announced that it will expand its array of virtual reality equipment through a grant from the Department of Defense (DoD). IAIA will utilize the funds to upgrade the main projector, sound, and computer systems. The institute will also acquire spherical filmmaking production equipment and interactivity equipment for (more)