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.
Aaniiih Nakoda College’s (ANC’s) American Indian Business Leaders Club is working to help out students in need. Just this year the club raised funds to establish a student food bank. Greg Drummer, a business instructor at ANC and the club’s advisor, says that in the past he had noticed that some students have crises while (more)Chess Brings College and Community Together at BCC
“Overall, we’re examining how we teach,” says Jim Petersen, chair of the Liberal Arts/College Readiness Division at Blackfeet Community College (BCC) in Browning, Montana. “You can go to a lecture on how to swim, but we want to put them in the water. It’s an immersion activity: we’re developing programs at BCC using kinesthetic learning.” (more)Red Lake Nation College Opens New Campus
After five years of planning, negotiating, and building, Red Lake Nation College’s (RLNC) new campus is open. The $21.4 million college and governmental center is situated on the southern shore of Red Lake and features state-state-of-the-art facilities and awe-inspiring architecture. The new campus underscore’s Red Lake Nation’s commitment to education and investing in the future. (more)Pawnee Nation College has High Hopes for the Future
When Pawnee Nation College (PNC) opened its doors in Pawnee, Oklahoma in 2005, it had a whopping enrollment of 23 students. First called Pawnee Nation Academy, the institution changed its name in 2006. Today, PNC’s student body has more than doubled, with an enrollment of 59 students. Each student is working towards an associate’s degree (more)
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 Alan R. Velie and A. Robert Lee University of Oklahoma Press (2013)
Review by Jon Davis
Visions of Tiwanaku
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