In the Current Issue: Global Indigenous Higher Education

In the Current Issue: Global Indigenous Higher Education

Globalization has allowed Indigenous peoples world-wide to collaborate and carve out new programs, initiatives, and organizations that enhance opportunities in higher education. North America’s tribal colleges and universities are playing a pivotal role in the development of this emerging international Indigenous consciousness.

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On a Dream and a Prayer: The Promise of World Indigenous Higher Education

On a Dream and a Prayer: The Promise of World Indigenous Higher Education

By Bradley Shreve
Today, Indigenous peoples worldwide are coming together to assert greater self-determination in higher education. The movement is built on shared experiences and underscores the importance of Indigenous ways of knowing.

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From Montana to Brazil: Sparking an International Indigenous Consciousness

From Montana to Brazil: Sparking an International Indigenous Consciousness

By David Yarlott Jr.
At the world Indigenous peoples’ games in Brazil tribal college and university leaders made new friends and sparked an interest in the TCU model as an alternative to non-Native higher education.

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For a Sustainable Future: Indigenous Transborder Higher Education

For a Sustainable Future: Indigenous Transborder Higher Education

By Adrian Quijada, Edison Cassadore, Gaye Bumsted Perry, et al.
Recent immigration policies have led to a fortification of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tohono O’odham Community College is at the front lines, studying and negotiating how the international border affects Indigenous communities and ecosystems.

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A History of the First Nations College Movement of Canada, 1969-2000

A History of the First Nations College Movement of Canada, 1969-2000

By Steven J. Crum
There are 24 tribally controlled colleges in Canada today, including the First Nations University of Canada. And their history is as rich and transformative as their American counterparts.

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Makwa, Trevor Moeke: A Maori Leader on the World Stage

Makwa, Trevor Moeke: A Maori Leader on the World Stage

By Tom Davis
Meet the executive chair of the World Indigenous Higher Education Consortium in this TCJ-exclusive profile.

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Searching Globally When Devising New Teaching Methodologies

Searching Globally When Devising New Teaching Methodologies

By Elizabeth McClain and Annette Vander Ven
Some Western-prescribed curricula simply don’t translate for many students, which encouraged two educators at Aaniiih Nakoda College to think outside the box.

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The Inquisitive Academic

In Wilma Mankiller We Trust: Convincing the U.S. Treasury to Celebrate Women

By Ryan Winn

The movement to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill is gaining steam - and Wilma Mankiller is one of the top contenders. By voting for the late Cherokee leader, we can replace the man responsible for the Trail of Tears with one of that tragedy's descendants.

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The Borderline: Indigenous Communities on the International Frontier

By Rachael Marchbanks

The traditional homelands of many American Indians span the borders of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Increased border security has impacted tribes such as the Tohono O'odham Nation, hampering tribal members' ability to visit relatives, attend school, and access sacred sites.

Current Reflections

Taking the World-Wide View

By James Shanley

The tribal college veteran and AIHEC founder discusses the importance of international Indigenous solidarity in higher education.

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The En'owkin Centre

By Leif Gregersen

Deep within Canada's Okanagan Valley sits a very special Indigenous institution where culture, language, and community are paramount. Dogrib author Richard Van Camp reflects on the center's importance and influence.

Writer's Corner

Making Our Writing Sing: The Revision Process

By Ryan Winn

Good writing requires careful, persistent revision. Here are six tips to guide you through the revision process.

Tribal College News

Environmental Program Connects TCUs with the Pacific Rim Environmental Program Connects TCUs with the Pacific Rim

Pacific Island colleges are similar in structure and have many of the same issues as tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in the United States. Institutions in Guam, Saipan, and American Samoa, for example, seek to develop, expand, and upgrade their environmental technology education programs. Such Pacific Rim colleges grapple with offering services to the primarily (more)

LLTC Joins Partnership for a Healthier America LLTC Joins Partnership for a Healthier America

Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) in Cass Lake, Minnesota has joined an array of nine institutions, organizations, and companies in Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) fight against childhood obesity. LLTC officials travelled to Washington, D.C. where they took part in PHA’s 2015 Building a Healthier Future Summit. In joining the effort, LLTC will implement (more)

CMN’s Solar Energy Research Gets Boost from New NSF Grant CMN’s Solar Energy Research Gets Boost from New NSF Grant

The College of Menominee Nation’s (CMN) applied research projects on solar energy are expanding with a new $197,128 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Human Resource Development. The award is making it possible for CMN to introduce renewable energy concepts to children from high-risk primary schools in the neighboring city of Green Bay (more)

Children at ANC and in Namibia Exchange Letters Children at ANC and in Namibia Exchange Letters

For the past couple of years the children in Aaniiih Nakoda College’s (ANC’s) language immersion school have been writing to students at the Clever Cubs School in Namibia, Africa. This cultural exchange is the brainchild of Dr. Lynette Chandler, director of the immersion school, and Dr. Liz McClain, a science instructor who has lived and (more)

Opinion

Thinking Globally Thinking Globally

By Bradley Shreve
By searching globally and acting in unison, Indigenous peoples can achieve impossible things.

Hene’enovohostotse (Learning)

By Richard Littlebear
International learning experiences can be immensely rewarding for tribal college students. TCJ PAID CONTENT

Resource Guides

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.

26-1 Fall 2014 “Celebrating 25 Years” Resource Guide

In 1989, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) collaborated with Paul Boyer to establish a journal that would allow tribal colleges and universities to share information with each other and with other organizations and institutions. Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education (TCJ) was the end product. Over the past 25 years, the (more)