College of Menominee Nation Examines Floods and Fires in Colorado August 25, 2014
Cottonwood Institute was excited to collaborate with the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) in a unique Fire and Flood Project exploring the foothills and gaining a deeper understanding of fire, water, and flood issues in Colorado. After an early morning pick-up at DIA, a group of 17 from Wisconsin, began their trip at The Alliance Center in Denver, CO, the hub for sustainability in Colorado. The Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC), as the group is known, heard from local sustainability experts to learn more about fire and water issues facing Colorado. With full bellies after a lunch from Smiling Moose Deli, the crew packed up and headed to Cal-wood Education Center just outside of Jamestown, CO, for the next 5 days and 4 nights.
College Fund Attribution made in New York Times August 25, 2014
Emily Boyd-Valandra, 29, a wildlife biologist at the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, is emblematic of new tribal wildlife managers working around the Northern Plains. She went to college and studied ecology. (Nationwide, the rate of indigenous people in America attending college has doubled since 1970, according to the American Indian College Fund.)
One Feather Sr., Gerald Lloyd August 24, 2014
OGLALA | Gerald Lloyd One Feather Sr. “Sunka Wakan Waste – Good Horse” and “Wiyaka Wanji – One Feather”, age 76, of Oglala, SD, entered the spirit world on August 21, 2014, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Gerald was born to Elva and Joe One Feather of the Oglala Junior Community on July 10, 1938, and grew up in a traditional Lakota family and tiospaye. He had a lifelong love of learning and reading, being outdoors, and traveling. He was proud to serve as an ambassador and leader of his Lakota People and loved his family and friends.
Reviving a lost art August 23, 2014
For the first time in more than a century a buffalo hide tipi constructed by Northern Cheyenne tribal members will be erected.
The tipi will then be dedicated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Vore Buffalo Jump three miles west of Beulah, Wyo.
Little Priest Tribal College launches athletic programs August 21, 2014
SIOUX CITY | Little Priest College announced the launch of its Warrior athletic program at a media day event here Wednesday. LPTC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 11 and the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC).
Former Tribal College President Appointed to Cobell Panel August 15, 2014
David M. Gipp has been appointed by the American Indian College Fund to serve as the Fund’s representative on the Cobell Board of Trustees.
Gipp is the former president of United Tribes Technical College and currently serves as the college’s chancellor, focusing on outreach, partnerships and development.
Fall 2014 “Celebrating 25 Years” Resource Guide August 14, 2014
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 publication has evolved from a spartan black-and-white newsletter, to a full-color magazine with a variety of departments and feature articles. Some aspects of TCJ have remained the same. Boyer launched the column, “On Campus” as a regular department of tribal college news items—and it has appeared in every issue of TCJ since. Other elements of the journal have changed; there have been myriad departments that have come and gone, and the layout and graphics have transformed tremendously.
Haven Gourneau Selected as President of FPCC August 14, 2014
The board of directors at Fort Peck Community College (FPCC, Poplar, MT) has selected long-time employee and former student Haven Gourneau as the new FPCC president. Gourneau exemplifies the success of tribal college students, as well as the impact TCUs have on their respective communities.
Launching Lives of Service: We Honor 25 Outstanding Tribal College Alumni August 14, 2014
To celebrate the magazine’s 25th anniversary, Tribal College Journal asked the tribal colleges and universities to nominate 25 alumni to be honored. Although some of these nominees have achieved great success or even national fame, the common denominator is service. All of them serve their people in one way or another.
For example, Larry Emerson, Ph.D., works with Indigenous education and health organizations across the continent. Dr. Esther Tailfeathers has been the only medical doctor serving several remote Native communities in Alberta, Canada, and she teaches other doctors about Native health issues.