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.
Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota), president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will be the featured guest on a six-day rafting retreat through the canyon country of southeastern Utah. The event will take place September 20-27, 2015, along the Green River, beginning and ending in Moab, Utah. Joining Crazy Bull will be author (more)BMCC’s Mickey Parish Honored
During the American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s 2015 student conference, the American Indian College Fund honored Michael “Mickey” Parish, president and CEO of Bay Mills Community College (BMCC), with its prestigious Tribal College Leader award. Parish has been the president of the institution for 13 years. Parish is a home-grown leader. Tribal members saw his (more)FDLTCC Publishes Literary Anthology
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has published the third edition of its literary anthology, The Thunderbird Review. The 92-page book features writing and art submitted by students from FDLTCC, the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Carleton College, and Lake Superior College, as well as work from individuals residing in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. (more)IAIA to Open Disc Golf Course
On May 2, the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will christen its new disc golf facility and officially open it to the public. Registration to play the course on opening day will start at 10:00 am and end at 2:00 pm. All registrants will receive a custom stamped disc of their choice and be provided (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.
Media ReviewsSuccess Academy: How Native American Students Prepare for College (and How Colleges Can Prepare for Them)
By MaryJo Benton Lee Peter Lang (2013) 187 pages Review by Carmelita Lamb In her new book, MaryJo Benton Lee leads us through a richly detailed journey of her relationship with Flandreau Indian School (FIS) and South Dakota State University (SDSU), spanning 12 years and hundreds of American Indian high-school students. Through the Success Academy (more)New Architecture on Indigenous Lands
By Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka University of Minnesota Press (2013) 260 pages Review by Jon Carver Authors Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka open their book New Architecture on Indigenous Lands with an extended quotation from the Lakota holy man Black Elk: “Everything the power of the world does is done in a (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)That Dream Shall Have a Name: Native Americans Rewriting America
By David L. Moore University of Nebraska Press (2013) 465 pages Review by Leola Tsinnajinnie David L. Moore crafts an extensive, intricate analysis of the literature of five Native American writers: William Apess (Pequot), Sarah Winnemucca (Paiute), D’Arcy McNickle (Salish-Kootenai), Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo), and Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur d’Alene). Moore acknowledges these writers for (more)