Monthly Archives: April 2009

Portrait of a Desert Tribal College

This past weekend the board of directors of the American Indian College Fund had the opportunity to travel to Sells, Arizona, where we met with students and teachers at Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC). We toured the eastern campus and heard presentations by several students, including TOCC’s student of the year, Theresa Vavages, also gave [...]

How Do You "Think Indian"?

I received a letter over the weekend asking me how “To think Indian is to cure diabetes with sacred food and hoops.” The writer said surely “Indian thinking” doesn’t believe that Type I Diabetes, where the person has no or little insulin, can be cured with sacred foods and hoops! Exercise and a good diet [...]