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  • K-12 schools can learn from black, American Indian colleges
    October 15, 2014
    It’s arguably the biggest challenge facing many public schools in Minnesota: Disproportionately high numbers of black and American Indian K-12 students aren’t doing well academically, compared with their white peers. Along with Latino kids, they are the focus of any discussion about learning gaps or disparities. Yet students with the same challenges as those in public schools can thrive at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Those institutions have long histories of educating students and producing high percentages of America’s professionals of color.
  • Minnesota Tribal College Awarded Grant to Expand STEM Programs
    October 9, 2014
    Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Environmental Institute in Cloquet, Minnesota has been awarded copy.15 million from the United States Department of Agriculture to expand its STEM—science, technology, engineering, math—programs, reports Northland News Center.
  • Shoni Schimmel Visits Flathead Reservation; ‘Be Proud to be Native!’
    October 8, 2014
    They all stood up as Shoni Schimmel walked onto the basketball floor filled with more than 250 Native American children standing in awe. There was no loud applause, no shouting or clapping, just a surge of energy as she circled through the kids, hands extended, giving them a reason to believe as she made her way to the microphone at mid-court Sunday at Joe McDonald Health Center at Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana.
  • Solving the Housing Crisis on Native American Lands
    October 8, 2014
    A Colorado professor and his students are partnering with Oglala Lakota College to bring well-designed, affordable housing to tribal lands.
  • VIDEO: 2014 Sinte Gleska Graduates of Allied Health
    October 8, 2014
    Video and a slideshow of some of our 2014 SGU graduates!
  • Haskell Indian Nations University Dancers travel the country to share culture
    October 7, 2014
    Haskell Indian Nation Dancers travel the country to share culture Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 6:10 p.m. CDT BY Jiayue Huang, Kouichi Shirayanagi...
  • Native student success needs younger engagement, advocate says
    October 7, 2014
    The key to Native American student success on a college campus begins in elementary school, says a long-time South Dakota educator. Lionel Bordeaux has been president of Sinte Gleska University, one of the first tribal colleges in the country, since 1973, but he was at the University of South Dakota Monday to talk about challenges faced by Native American students pursuing a degree in higher education. “We need to come together and sit down and talk about the long range — a vision across the Midwest where tribal and non-tribal people come together for education,” he said.
  • New program addresses tobacco, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in Indian Country
    October 5, 2014
    Fort Peck Community College was awarded a grant of $317,000 each year for the next five years to develop a comprehensive worksite wellness program within the Fort Peck Community College, Fort Peck Tribes and Poplar School District.
  • Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College programs awarded $1.15M in grants
    October 2, 2014
    Cloquet, MN ( - The Environmental Institute at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) has been awarded $1.15 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "It's a really big grant," said Director of the Environmental Institute, Courtney Kowalczak, "It continues on a lot of the programming that we have started in the past and it makes us able to expand what we're doing."
  • Housing Program Could Make Fort Peck Tribes A Model For Nation
    October 2, 2014
    Some of the houses will be modular homes placed on insulated form foundations. Campbell said the project could put local residents to work and might involve the Fort Peck Community College building trades program.