Jack Barden was one of the founders of Standing Rock Community College (now Sitting Bull College) and worked with AIHEC from its inception in 1973. Those who knew him share their thoughts on his passing.
Archive for August 2001
In response to significantly higher rates of diabetes, tribal colleges collaborated on curriculum that provides scientific training while reclaiming American Indian pedagogy.
“Don’t let this moment pass by without committing yourself to be a role model,” Carrie Billy told graduates of Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) in North Dakota last May. “You don’t have any choice. You will see it in the eyes of your children and grandchildren,” she said. A Navajo woman with a law degree, (more)
Role models play an important part of any culture. Role models inspire us. They help us reach our goals. Each year at its annual conference, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) selection committee chooses Mr. and Ms. AIHEC, two people they believe will serve as quintessential role models for other students at tribal colleges. (more)
Northwest Indian College (NWIC) hosted a “log-raising” ceremony on the platform floor of its new cultural learning center last May. Two weeks later, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCO) broke ground on its center in Wisconsin. These represented the 22nd and 23rd centers constructed during the past two years under the American Indian Higher (more)
Glenda Eagleman-Wells is studying office technology at Stone Child College in northern Montana, and she had planned to continue specializing in computer science for her bachelor’s degree. However, she is reconsidering her career goals now that her writing talents have been recognized in two national competitions. Last spring she was invited to attend the American (more)
Sitting Bull College (formerly named Standing Rock College) in Fort Yates, ND, benefits directly from the education it provides people on the Standing Rock Reservation. Alumni of the college often find themselves in positions as staff or faculty at the college, serving as mentors for new generations of students and tribal members. Melody Silk, originally (more)
The purpose of this study was to examine how perceptions of the importance and impact of accreditation have changed at tribal colleges since 1982.
We have dispensed with some of our regular departments to present you with a gift, our annual Tribal College Student edition. In the past, we have been gratified by readers’ response to the students’ poetry, short stories, and essays. One reader who gets the journal because he donates to the American Indian College Fund said, (more)