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)
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The secretary of the United States Department of Education, Arne Duncan, will give the commencement address at Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, MT) Saturday, June 6. Duncan’s spokeswoman, Dorie Nolt, stated that the secretary wanted to “celebrate the successes of Native students at this outstanding college.” SKC will be graduating 200 students, who will receive (more)
Last November, faculty members from Blackfeet Community College (BCC, Browning, MT), Chief Dull Knife College (CDKC, Northern Cheyenne, MT), Fort Peck Community College (FPCC, Poplar, MT), Stone Child College (SCC, Box Elder, MT), and Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, MT) accepted an invitation from the Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) to view NASA’s MAVEN Mars (more)
The Instutute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) recently announced that Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, MT) is the recipient of IHEP’s Institutional Champions of Access and Success Award. The award recognizes “postsecondary institutions and individuals who have successfully advanced strategies that increase opportunity, persistence, and degree completion for low-income, first generation, minority, adult, veteran, disabled, (more)
The first International Native Games Conference was held at Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, MT) this past summer. Speakers discussed three broad themes: The purpose and value of traditional Indian games in developing the spirit, body, and mind; the role that historic trauma has played on the body and soul; and the neuroscience of play (more)
At tribal colleges and universities, emerging programs give Native students opportunities to study science at home— and to share knowledge among elders and communities too.
Outgoing AIHEC Student Congress President Burdette Birdinground talks about learning to be a leader and what lies ahead for him.
Contemplate what an intersection is, or what meaning it may hold, in relation to your journey as a passenger, driver, or pedestrian. Interactions at these points hold a deeper significance. Intersections are defined as crossroads, the act or fact of paths crossing each other. We meet at these crossings in one form or another, and (more)
In 2012, Salish Kootenai College (SKC, Pablo, MT) offered a new online course entitled “Gender and Identity in Indian Country.” Two Spirit and gender diversity is one of the least understood and one of the most common features of Native North America. Two Spirit individuals have been documented in over 150 tribes. In the past, (more)
Grown from ancestral clay, arising through cracked earth, reaching toward falling stars. Unknown to the daisy, she’s the last of her kind, still she grows toward the sky. This beautiful flower has one last protector. A boy. He wants only life, filled with life. But brothers and sisters demand that existence bow before their will. (more)