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Six Tribal Colleges Receive EPA-AIHEC Tribal ecoAmbassador Grants

Nov 14th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

This month, six tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) received competitive grants totaling $160,000 through the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s (AIHEC’s) longstanding Tribal ecoAmbassador partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Tribal ecoAmbassador program empowers tribal communities to identify and address their own unique environmental needs while building the capacity of tribal colleges (more)

Haskell Students Study Effects of Fracking on Drinking Water

Nov 8th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

Two Haskell Indian Nations University seniors recently received a community-based research award to study the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, on water quality near the Fort Berthold reservation in North Dakota. Mary Iorio (Mandan-Hidatsa) and Joshua Cunningham (Cherokee) received the award as part of the Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Community- (more)

Haskell Students Participate in Summer Research Program

Sep 9th, 2015 | By | No Comments »

For the past two summers, the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas has hosted students from Haskell Indian Nation University’s teacher education program. On the recommendation of faculty, Haskell students have participated in a pre-service Research Experience for Teachers program coordinated by CReSIS with funding provided by the (more)

Chenault named as Haskell president

May 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments »

Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) director, Dr. Charles M. Roessel, named Dr. Venida S. Chenault as president of Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU, Lawrence, KS). Chenault, an enrolled member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, had been serving as vice-president of academic affairs at HINU since December 2004. Her appointment as president became effective this (more)

Haskell develops new interdisciplinary program

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU, Lawrence, KS) is in the process of developing its fifth four-year degree program, a bachelor’s degree program in interdisciplinary liberal studies (ILS). The program will weave Indigenous perspectives and lifeways into Western social viewpoints and mores, giving students the career skills to compete in today’s world market. HINU is committed (more)

HINU, Purdue Students Study Sustainable Ag

May 15th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Beginning at the end of May, students and a professor from Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU, Lawrence, KS) will participate in a 15-day study-abroad course on sustainability in Costa Rica. The course, entitled “Multicultural Perspectives on Sustainable Agriculture,” includes students and faculty from HINU and Purdue University. Attendees will visit a variety of ecosystems, including (more)

NWIC Space Center joins NASA competition

Feb 9th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

Northwest Indian College (NWIC, Bellingham, WA) Space Center students will go toe-to-toe with students in colleges and universities across the nation in NASA’s University Student Launch Initiative (USLI) competition. On Oct. 17, Space Center advisor Gary Brandt was notified that NWIC’s proposal was accepted, and his students will again get to participate in NASA’s student (more)

2011 Student Writing Contest Winners

May 3rd, 2011 | By | No Comments »

Fiction Top Entries “Trial Day” by Manih Boyd (College of Menominee Nation) “Pamatesēw” by Racquel Boyd (College of Menominee Nation) “The Reunion” by Brandon LaMere (Little Priest Tribal College) Honorable Mention “Rude Awakening” by Steven Asay (Salish Kootenai College) “Why?” by Todd J. Brier (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Comm College) “Maki’s Plan” by Brandon LaMere (more)

WINHEC Board Awards Accreditation to Haskell

Feb 15th, 2011 | By | No Comments »

By Ray Barnhardt The World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) was born in August 2002 at a meeting in Kananaskis, Alberta, of representatives of Indigenous higher education institutions, including New Zealand, mainland United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. (See TCJ, Vol. 14, No. 2.) One of its first goals was accreditation. The WINHEC accreditation (more)

Teachers Can Access Free Climate Digital Videos

Nov 15th, 2010 | By | No Comments »

Several tribal college student filmmakers are contributing to a national digital video resource on climate change for teachers, “Where Words Touch the Earth.” The materials by the tribal colleges and other institutions are available free to teachers on the “Teachers’ Domain” website. The collection was developed by WGBH, Boston’s PBS station, and funded by the (more)