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American Indian filmmakers are building a body of captivating, creative, top-notch motion pictures. Check out TCJ columnist Ryan Winn's top picks and celebrate all that's right in the world of Native cinema today.
An attorney, TCU president, former tribal chairman, and rancher, Ron His Horse Is Thunder discusses how his legal training opened up doors for him and his tribe.
Situated on the North Slope in the community of Barrow, Ilisagvik College celebrates 20 years of higher education by remembering the past and looking forward to the future.
In this second installment of a four-part series, TCJ explores the First Nations colleges in the Northern Rockies. Old Sun College and Blue Quills First Nations College in the Province of Alberta are highlighted.
Media critiquing isn't a spectator sport. And when reviewing a book, film, or work of art, we must remember that our strength comes not from the size of our font, but from our ability to be objective in our conclusions.
With its newest contribution, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that it has transferred $4 million to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, bringing the total transferred funds to nearly $35 million. The scholarship fund—endowed in part by the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations and authorized by the Cobell Settlement—provides financial assistance through (more)Diné College Names Martín Miguel Ahumada Interim President
The Diné College Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Martín Miguel Ahumada as the interim president of the college. Ahumada replaces Maggie George, who served as president since 2011. In a recent meeting, the board voted to end, in amicable terms, its contractual relationship with George. “The college and the board look forward to continue relying (more)TCJ Student.org Launches New Student Blog
Tribal College Journal (TCJ) has announced that Celina Gray (Blackfeet and Little Shell Chippewa) of Salish Kootenai College will serve as TCJStudent.org’s new blogger. Gray’s selection comes after a month-long competitive search. Her blogspot will be called “Twiniversity” and will focus on her life as a tribal college student and mother of twins. She hopes (more)
1st Tribal Lending, the nation’s leading Section 184 mortgage lender, announced it has committed to funding at least $60,000 in scholarships in 2015 with the American Indian College Fund. The amount will be enough to support scholarships for 16 American Indian students for the 2015-2016 school year.
Leech Lake Tribal College Founder Honored with Library Dedication
Winds of change started blowing 25 years ago when Larry P. Aitken proposed the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe open a tribal college in Cass Lake. Those winds continued to blow across the land Friday as guest speakers hailed the college founder during a naming ceremony for the new Leech Lake Tribal College library.
The lack of lay advocates and attorneys representing Native defendants creates tremendous problems for tribal members who find themselves in civil or criminal court.(more)
By W.L. Shelley
A compilation of published and online resources for researchers interested in issues and topics on American Indian law.
By Lisbeth Haas
University of California Press (2014)
Review by William Bauer
By Cullen Joe Holland, revised and edited by James P. Pate
Cherokee Heritage Press (2012)
Review by Herman A. Peterson
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Beacon Press (2014)
Review by Jennifer Denetdale