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  • NTU touts technical talents at SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference
    July 14, 2014
    Navajo Technical University showcased its talents at the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference by medaling seven students competing in their respective trade and skill occupations at the Kansas City Convention Center from June 25-26, 2014.
  • Blackfeet Community College Churning Out Chess Champions
    July 12, 2014
    Blackfeet Community College Churning Out Chess Champions July 14, 2014 | Vol. 10, No. 222 The Blackfeet Community College Chess Team won first place at the 2014 American Indian Higher Education Consortium National Chess Championships held this March in Billings, Montana.
  • Dartmouth College partners with The Institute of American Indian Arts for Native Studies
    July 12, 2014
    Dartmouth College is offering an off-campus program in New Mexico through its Department of Native American Studies starting in 2015. The program in Santa Fe will concentrate on Native American art, tribal law and government.The Institute of American Indian Arts will host the program and its students will be able to enroll in Dartmouth's classes. will host the program and its students will be able to enroll in Dartmouth's classes.
  • Dr. Elden Lawrence, former SWC president and scholar, passes on
    July 9, 2014
    Dr. Elden Eugene Lawrence (Dakota), former president of Sisseton Wahpeton College (SWC, Sisseton, SD) passed away this past Fourth of July. He was 77.
  • Interior Transfers Nearly $3 Million from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Scholarship
    July 2, 2014
    The Department of the Interior today announced that $2.9 million has been transferred to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement and provides financial assistance through annual scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training.
  • Fort Peck Tribes Mourn Death of one of Their Founders
    June 25, 2014
    The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation were saddened by the death of Tribal Executive Board vice chairwoman Annette “Ann” Lambert, Friday, June 20. Lambert, 62, was in her second term on the board. She was reelected in October 2013. A prepared statement from the Fort Peck Tribes said Lambert dedicated her life to the service of her people, including as one of the founders of Fort Peck Community College, working for the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C., as a 20-year volunteer member of the Tribes Higher Education board of directors, director of A&S Oil and Gas, as assistant to the tribal chairman, and managing a joint venture construction company which assisted in the construction of facilities on the Northern Border Pipeline which runs through the Fort Peck Reservation, various highway projects, and the construction of the Chief Redstone Clinic in Wolf Point.
  • San Carlos Apache Set to Establish a Tribal College
    June 23, 2014
    The San Carlos Apache Tribe has announced that it will partner with Arizona State University (ASU) in establishing its own tribally controlled college. The new tribal college will be the first Apache-controlled institution of higher education. “A tribal college operated by and for Apaches will help secure the future of the tribe, not just as a means for sustainable economic development, but as a critical institution to preserve our language, our culture, and our history,” stated tribal chairman Terry Rambler.
  • USAOND Convenes Fourth Tribal Consultation Conference at UTTC in Bismarck
    June 6, 2014
    The North Dakota United States Attorney’s Office’s hosted the 2014 Tribal Consultation Conference on June 5, 2014 at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. The keynote speech for this year’s conference was delivered by the Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder. AG Holder has made improving public safety in Indian Country a priority for the Department of Justice during his time as Attorney General.
  • Bay Mills Community College to benefit First Nations Development Institute $400K Awards
    June 5, 2014
    First Nations Development Institute announced June 3 that it is divying up $400,000 in grant awards to 12 Native organizations. The grants, made possible by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan, were awarded under First Nations’ Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative. The NAFSI grant program is intended to help tribes and Native communities build sustainable food systems, increase healthy food access and awareness, and stimulate tribal economic growth and development.
  • U.S. Education Secretary Duncan to give SKC commencement address
    June 5, 2014
    PABLO – A member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet will shower and dress in a Pablo gymnasium before delivering the commencement address Saturday at Salish Kootenai College. That’s because first, he’ll lace up some sneakers and play basketball with local kids attending a Nike basketball camp at nearby Two Eagle River School.