The Inquisitive Academic
TCU faculty, staff, and administrators can harness greater educational potential in tribal college students and shift some failed paradigms by conducting themselves as a type of extended family.
The longtime president of the American Indian College Fund shares his recent experiences, underscoring the importance of community at tribal colleges.
Tohono O'odham Community College rediscovers elders' oral histories, archiving and preserving them for future generations.
In this web-exclusive, four-part series, TCJ profiles First Nations colleges north of the border. Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and the Native Education College in British Columbia are highlighted in this first installment.
Critiquing art through the written word enables the writer to interpret a work's virtues and illuminate its merit. But art criticism is also an invaluable service that ultimately transforms the critic into collaborator.
Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek), an alumnus of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has received the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award for mastery in the art of poetry from the Academy of American Poets. Her seven books of poetry include, She Had Some Horses and Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings. She is also the recipient of (more)Diné College Museum Receives Excellence Award
The Ned A. Hatathli Cultural Center Museum at Diné College received the Museum Excellence Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM). Presented at the ATALM 2015 Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards in Washington, DC, the award recognizes those who serve as outstanding examples of how Indigenous archives, libraries, museums, and individuals contribute (more)Navajo Technical University Introduces the New Navajo Nation Poet Laureate
Dr. Laura Tohe was announced as the next Navajo Nation poet laureate and was recognized at an induction ceremony at the Navajo Technical University Hospitality Center. She succeeds Luci Tapahonso and is the second poet laureate of the Navajo Nation. Dr. Tohe is a Professor with Exemplar Distinction in the English Department at Arizona State (more)
Tribes and tribal colleges in North Dakota are getting more than $23 million through a nearly $1 billion settlement between the federal government and tribes across the country.
Salish Kootenai College Nurses Ready for Today’s Medical World
Beyond learning all the mandatory requirements needed for eventual licensing, SKC nurses get an enhanced, unique experience. Because SKC is tribal, it is also able to offer its students internships on the reservation.
Tribal colleges and universities are about much more than statistics or conferring degrees - they are about people and community.(more)
Editor’s Note: Below is a brief guide to accessible resources, which researchers may use as a starting point for further inquiry on tribal college communities. Cheryl Crazy Bull compiled this guide from a more exhaustive list which she and the American Indian College Fund often consult. American Indian College Fund. (2012). Woksape Oyate: Reports of (more)
Edited by Alexei Vranich and Charles Stanish
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press (2013)
Review by Christine A. Hastorf
Encounter on the Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890–1930
By Karen V. Hansen
Oxford University Press (2013)
Review by John Peacock
Survival Schools: The American Indian Movement and Community Education in the Twin Cities
By Julie L. Davis
University of Minnesota Press (2013)
Review by Bradley Shreve