The Inquisitive Academic
Female students are now a clear majority at all tribal colleges. It's up to TCU faculty to help break down sexist barriers that continue to define their roles and impede their academic progress.
Tribal college students, staff, faculty, and administrators gathered in the upper Rio Grande valley March 14-17 for competition and friendship. Highlights from the 34th conference in Albuquerque.
Tribal college leaders are working to identify styles of governance that facilitate both culture and academic rigor.
The tribal college veteran and former Turtle Mountain Community College president offers words of wisdom on successful governance strategies.
Good writing requires careful, persistent revision. Here are four tips to guide you through the revision process.
Oglala Lakota College (OLC) president Thomas Shortbull has announced that the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a federally recognized Indian tribe located southwest of Minneapolis, has awarded the college a $25,000 grant to assist with the operation of the Lakota Woglaka Wounspe Lakota Immersion School. “This is the second grant we have received from the Shakopee (more)John Gritts Receives Honorary Doctorate
John Gritts (Cherokee Nation), a longtime veteran of American Indian education and educational affairs, received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Bacone College this May. Several dignitaries and high level college officials were on hand to honor Gritts at the ceremony, which was held at the Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Dr. Gritts (more)Diné College Students Photographs Catch National Attention
Five Diné College students traveled to the University of Colorado, Boulder (UC-B) on April 24th for a gallery show of their photography work. Enitled “Tribal Eye Photo Workshop,” the exhibition was the culmination of a yearlong environmental research project that examines the changing world on the Navajo Reservation due to climate change. Students chose research (more)IAIA to Host Dartmouth Native American Studies Program
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will host Dartmouth College’s first off-campus program offered by the Department of Native American Studies, beginning in the fall of 2015. The program, which focuses on Native American art and tribal law and government, was developed by Native American Studies Department chair N. Bruce Duthu. After an extensive search (more)
Flares lit up the night sky so brightly that you could have read a book, while tracer bullets, followed by bursts of machine-gun fire, buzzed through the air like a swarm of angry hornets, recalls Dennis Banks (Ojibwa), a leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Such was the scene at Wounded Knee on the (more)Tribal Colleges: The Original Extreme Makeover Experts
The College of Menominee Nation has found an alternative accreditation model that is more compatible with traditional governance structures.
A compilation of published and online resources for researchers interested in issues and topics on tribal higher education governance.26-3 Spring 2015 “Global Indigenous Higher Education” Resource Guide
The field of world Indigenous higher education remains in a relatively nascent state. Little research has been conducted on the movement and its current development. This is not surprising considering that the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) was founded in 2002. Despite this paucity of research, there are some valuable resources for those interested (more)26-2 Winter 2014 “Workforce Development” Resource Guide
This resource guide compiles a selection of articles, reports, and websites related to American Indian workforce development. All of the entries here are available online and include hyperlinks.
By Arlene Hirschfelder and Paulette F. Molin Scarecrow (2012) 568 pages Reviewed by Ryan Winn Although Native American contributions are ubiquitous throughout all facets of American society, their individual achievements are too often either absent from academic discourse or treated as anomalies. The Extraordinary Book of Native American Lists by Arlene Hirschfelder and Paulette F. (more)American Indians and the Civil War
Edited by Robert K. Sutton and John A Latschar National Park Service (2013) 216 pages Review by Marjane Ambler A counselor in Nebraska once told me about a student who wanted to write about American Indians, but the assignment was for a Civil War class. “Of course not,” the teacher told the student. “American Indians (more)The Shoshoneans: The People of the Basin-Plateau (expanded edition)
By Edward Dorn, Photographs by Leroy Lucas Edited by Matthew Hofer, Foreword by Simon J. Ortiz University of New Mexico Press (2013) 166 pages Review by Gregory E. Smoak Originally published in 1966, The Shoshoneans is the late poet Ed Dorn’s account of his journey through the Indian country of the northern Great Basin in (more)In the Bear’s House
By N. Scott Momaday St. Martin’s Press (2010) 112 pages Review by Eleanor Kuhl Imagine my surprise to pick up this delightfully illustrated book and discover that the first 48 pages are a conversation between Yahweh (the Creator) and Bear (the creation). In this book, Bear is always spoken of in the singular and the (more)